Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration, B.S.

Deadline for Change or Declaration of Majors

Deadlines for change or declaration of major forms are:

Semester Deadline
Summer February 15
Fall February 15
Spring September 15 of the previous year

Forms received in the health professions office after the deadline will be processed the following semester. Students changing their major to health professions after February 15 of the sophomore year should expect an additional semester(s) to complete the program. The number of additional semesters required to complete the program will depend on the timing of the change to health professions and the number of summer courses completed.

Degree and Major Requirements

The Department of Health Professions offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Dietetics , Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration 

The program in health services administration prepares students for entry-level administrative positions, and staff positions requiring administrative skills, in various health organizations including hospitals, hospital systems, managed care organizations, retirement and long-term care facilities, ambulatory care organizations, physician practices and public health facilities. In addition, the program provides the foundation for graduate study in health administration and related fields. The health services administration program is approved as a Full Certified undergraduate program by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Any student admitted to JMU can declare health services administration as his/her major and enroll in prerequisite courses. However, to progress in the major beyond the prerequisite courses, students must apply and be admitted to the program. To be eligible to apply, students must have completed or be enrolled in the following pre-requisite courses at the time of application and receive a grade of “C-” or better:

Students wishing to be admitted to the health services administration program at JMU may apply in the spring of their sophomore year or upon completion of the prerequisite courses. Applications are due September 15 for spring semester admission or February 15 for fall semester admission. Specific application requirements may be found on the health services administration program website (

Upon completion of all JMU and program requirements, the student is awarded the B.S. in Health Services Administration.

No more than 30 hours may be taken in the College of Business 

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  40 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed after schedule) 74 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Required Courses/Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Total: 31 Credit Hours

Total: 28 Credit Hours

Total: 31 Credit Hours


2 Offered only in fall semester.
3 Offered only in spring semester.

Total: 30 Credit Hours


2 Offered only in fall semester.
3 Offered only in spring semester.