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As a nation, we’re living longer. According to the Center for Disease Control, the average life expectancy for a U.S. infant in 2007 was 77.9, rising from 75.8 in 1995. This means that the need for elder care is also on the rise. The Master of Health Administration/Gerontology degree program addresses the physical, emotional and cultural needs of the elderly; as well as the human services, economic and legal factors that influence them. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to balance strategy with the human side of aging to help bring value to the care your organization provides. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how you can position yourself as a leader in health administration.
The Master of Health Administration prepares leaders and aspiring leaders in the health sector by providing the competencies necessary to drive the future of healthcare through effective facilitation of cross-system transformation and the improvement of health outcomes for patients, populations, and providers. Areas of inquiry include industry and organizational dynamics, visioning the future, forming strategic relationships, leading with authenticity, creating a sustainable personal legacy, and transformation and execution in diverse health system contexts. As the health industry continues to undergo unprecedented growth, 'health' is beginning to encompass everything from patient care to community engagement to overarching system design. The curricular framework for the newest version of the MHA is provided by the industry standard American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The program provides UOPX students with an academically- rigorous and integrated experience that requires both critical thinking and creativity, while remaining aligned to professional and industry standards. The concentration in Gerontology for Health Administrators addresses the diverse needs of aging populations, focusing on the existing systems and emerging policy and social initiatives that inform the care continuum for these individuals now and in the future. Content includes exploration and critique of the environments and facilities that provide resources to aging populations, an entrepreneurial perspective on how to shape the industry in a way that is aging-centric, and strategies for improving health outcomes for these populations with an acute awareness of the complexity of existing cultural, economic, and legal factors.
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The University of Phoenix Master of Health Administration program helps students build the skills needed to manage in health care today and direct an organization to thrive despite uncertain changes to the future of health care. Master of Health Administration/Gerontology graduates:
Our faculty members have working experience in the fields that they teach, and they hold advanced degrees — master’s degrees or higher. This combination of experience and academic achievement means our faculty are industry leaders who provide students with a balanced view of how theory can be applied to a working environment.
The University of Phoenix Health Administration curricula are developed to reflect program outcomes and industry standards. The coursework is updated in response to student assessment results and faculty feedback to keep course content effective, relevant and aligned with the latest industry information.
The Health Care Informatics Certificate and Gerontology Health Care Certificate are available for post-baccalaureate students who are interested in preparing themselves to work in these specialized fields.
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Health Administration/Gerontology program.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
The University of Phoenix Health Administration programs are designed to provide support for the educational and career progression needs of both aspiring and experienced health care professionals.
We provide each student with a team of representatives who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.