Assistant Professor Edward Coffield, PhD, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-7019
The mission of the graduate program in Health Administration at Hofstra University is to educate future health care administrators who can apply evidence based and critical thinking skills to the delivery of health care services within a culturally diverse environment. The vision of the program is to be a recognized leader in the preparation of competent, ethically sensitive and skilled health care administrators.
The 45-48 semester hours program is designed for aspiring and committed professionals who are interested in careers in health services administration in such settings as hospitals, managed care organizations, medical group practices, ambulatory, long-term care, and home health care facilities, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, voluntary agencies, government, for-profit, and non-profit sector organizations. Emphasis is placed on management theories and practices, policy strategies, financial and other business considerations as they relate to administration in health care facilities. Effective communication skills and networking with established health professionals are incorporated throughout the program. Students with significant administrative experience may petition for a waiver of the internship course.
Conceptually, this program is built on the fundamental belief that the health of populations results from the interaction among many variables including genetic, biological, psychological, emotional, behavioral, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors, while incorporating the presence and values of business principles. The goal of the program is to prepare practitioner-scholars who have the knowledge and resources to create and manage health services effectively, efficiently, and ethically, in order to maximize healthy lifestyles and the health status of populations.