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Are you a leader? Today is a time of change and challenge in health care, and new leaders are needed to guide development of innovative methods that provide the highest quality health services at affordable costs. You can make a positive difference in the lives of others by joining efficient management practices with a dedication to service.Contact Info:
Julia | Health Care AdministrationThe hands-on experience I gained from my practicum was the best learning experience I could have had. And it turned into a full time job for me as well!
We take your success personally. Our mission, "We prepare you for success," means we will partner with you to help you achieve an education that fits your own definition of success. You will be in demand: Graduates of the UW-Eau Claire program are prepared for a variety of managerial positions in the health care field, such as nursing home administrator, human resources director, marketing manager, pharmaceutical salesperson, HMO underwriter, and health care consultant. Our program also provides an excellent preparation for those going on to graduate school and positions in the acute care sector (hospitals). 98% of our 2014-15 HCAD graduates report they were employed or continuing their education (Source: First Destination Report, UW-Eau Claire Class of 2014-15).
We prepare students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core, and a broad background of major-specific coursework in marketing and business. We also help students develop communication, teamwork and problem solving skills, which are highly valued by organizations seeking graduates with a marketing degree.
Our academic programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide. The HCAD program is also accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrative Boards (NAB), the nation’s leading authority on licensing, credentialing, and regulating administrators of organizations along the continuum of long term care. Only 11 programs in the U.S. are NAB accredited.
You will learn by doing. All HCAD students complete a paid, yearlong internship (called a practicum) in an affiliated health care facility while completing online coursework. The practicum allows you to apply your skills and classroom knowledge as part of a leadership team. Upon completion of the practicum, you will be ready to begin performing as a leader and manager in health care facility.
Our students are engaged. You will have the opportunity to participate in internships, international study, competitions, service projects and other high impact educational experiences that will enhance your self-confidence while allowing you to apply and test what you have learned
You will develop leadership skills. Many of our students are active in the American Collegiate of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). The local ACHCA student chapter hosts social events for senior care residents, raises money for Alzheimer’s research, organizes the annual spring banquet, and sponsors tours to long term care facilities in addition to planning fun events for its members. UW-Eau Claire students also attend national ACHCA conferences, where they attend workshops and keynote presentations, present research, and network with other professionals at national conferences.
The coursework is in four areas:
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