Health Services Administration

Member Association of University Programs in Heath Administration (AUPHA)

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The health services industry is now the third largest employer in the nation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the professional field of health services administration will be ranked among the top 10 occupations by percentage increase in employment in the 21st century. Both nationally and regionally there are numerous opportunities for health service administrators in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, health maintenance organizations, home care agencies, hospital associations, health insurance companies, managed care companies and governmental health planning and regulatory agencies. Sage's Master of Science in health services administration (MSHSA) has been designed to prepare health services managers to meet the diverse needs of this rapidly expanding field.

The multi-disciplinary design of the program reflects the faculty's conviction that health managers must be prepared for widely varying roles. The program at Sage prepares students in Health Services Administration to assume general responsibilities that span a number of departments in an agency and an opportunity to gain expertise in more specific responsibilities. It is well understood that our graduates will take on a variety of roles in health services organizations, some purely administrative and some that combine administration and clinical practice.

The core courses of the program offer the inservice health administrator or the student learning to be one, a comprehensive set of managerial and analytical skills, which will improve problem solving, human relations and program planning, and analysis capabilities.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet the general admission requirements for Sage Graduate School.

The Health Services Administration online program is delivered in an asynchronous format. Regularly scheduled online class attendance is required. Please call 518-292-1782 for additional information.

Options for Specialization

Students may choose to complete the HSA/PAD program with a specialization track in:

  • Dietetic Internship
  • or Gerontology.

For further information about the Dietetic Internship track, contact Dr. Rayane AbuSabha, Program Director for the Dietetic Internship, at abusar@sage.edu or 518-244-4573. For further information about the Gerontology track, contact Dr. Joan Dacher, Program Director for Gerontology, at dachej@sage.edu or 518-244-2384

Contact the School of Management

Dayna Maniccia, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Director HSA
(518) 292-1801
manicd@sage.edu

Kimberly Fredericks, PhD
Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Programs
(518) 292-1700
fredek1@sage.edu

Daniel Robeson, PhD
Founding Dean
(518) 292-1700
robesd@sage.edu