Explore the health care administration degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Earn your bachelor's degree in health care administration at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Health care administration is the ideal management career for those who also want to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Our health care administration program allows you to take the Wisconsin, Minnesota and 14 other states’ licensure examinations for nursing home administrators.

As a UW-Eau Claire health care administration major, you will support the health care needs of people and help shape the world. You will get to work with evolving integrated health care delivery systems and creatively solve problems in a complex legal and regulatory environment. As a health care administrator, you will plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care services at organizations such as assisted living facilities, group homes, outpatient clinics and hospices. 

Health care administration is in demand and necessary for our health care system to thrive. UW-Eau Claire will prepare you for a successful career by placing you into a 12-month, paid practicum. Our health care administration program gives you learning experiences that go beyond the classroom. 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 a health care facility.

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Empowering health care administration students through immersion experiences

At UW-Eau Claire, we strive to inspire our students to pursue their dreams through impactful opportunities that change lives and the world for the better. A group of health care administration students had the opportunity to participate in an immersion experience over winter break to gain exposure to senior care facilities. These health care administration students were able to learn about new and emerging technologies for senior care facilities, test out therapeutic and care equipment, and even had the opportunity to sit in on calls with account managers providing service to customers. Students also had the opportunity to hear from the department head at the facility and learn about leadership and operations within a large senior care facility. 

Health care administration degree scholarships and financial aid

Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently thousands of dollars in scholarships for students seeking a health care administration degree from UW-Eau Claire.

Health care administration scholarships

UW-Eau Claire offers many different honors scholarships to students for their success. Incoming Blugolds are automatically awarded for having outstanding academic achievements.

Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central — Our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your health care administration degree.

Learn more about the financial aid process at UWEC.

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Quick Facts

Health care administration program details
  • Program length: Four years
  • Availability: Campus, some online opportunities
Student organizations
  • American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)


Accreditation information: UW-Eau Claire's health care administration degree is accredited by the National Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Nursing Home Administrators licensure exam in Wisconsin, Minnesota and other states.

Health care administration bachelor’s degree program highlights

UW-Eau Claire's health care administration program offers bright and committed students the opportunity to work with faculty who are dedicated to preparing leaders in a wide variety of health care organizations and to the individual development of each student. The goal is to prepare students to make a positive difference in the lives of others by joining efficient management practices with a dedication to service.

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.

1 of 12

programs in the US that is NAB accredited


of HCAD graduates passed Nursing Home Admin Exam


most HCAD graduates of any program in the nation

What jobs can you get with a health care administration degree from UWEC?

Earning a health care administration degree from UW-Eau Claire prepares you 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 health care administration program also provides excellent preparation for those going on to graduate school!

Where are health care administration degree alumni now?

Careers in health care administration

Through a 50-week practicum, I was able to apply my skills and classroom knowledge as part of the leadership team at an affiliated health care facility. I am excited to begin a career as a leader in health care.

Kiely Erwin | Health Care Administration '17

Health care administration bachelor’s degree curriculum

UW-Eau Claire's health care administration program prepares you to make a positive difference in the lives of others by joining efficient management practices with a dedication to service. Our health care administration degree also prepares you for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core and a broad background of major-specific coursework in business and health care administration. UW-Eau Claire helps you develop communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills, which are highly valued by employers.

Graduation requirements for health care administration bachelor's degree

Liberal education core (36 credits)
Health care administration proficiency requirements (20 credits)
Business core classes (28 credits)
Core Courses Related to Health Care (17 credits)
Health Care Administration Practicum (31 credits)
Health care administration Electives (17 credits)

View more in course catalog.

Top classes for health care administration degree majors

Introduction to Health Care Administration
The Language of Health Care
Leadership and Management Practices in Health Services
Financial Management in Health Care
Marketing and Public Relations in Heath Services


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