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Teaching the Business of Health Care.

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Healthcare is big business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. Talented, motivated, and skilled leaders are needed in the health care sector to manage these ever-growing requirements for medical services that align with rapid technological advancements, patient-centered ethical compliance requirements, and regulatory actions. Expertly trained health services administrators are essential to meet these demands effectively.

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Preparing Your Future

The LECOM SHSA programs provide students with indispensable knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health service organizations such as hospitals, health care facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, private practice groups, and senior living centers. The knowledge gained from these programs is vital to the understanding, planning, and implementation of sound fiscal policy, strategic planning, industry compliance, ethics, and responsible governance.

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Doctor of Healthcare Administration (D.H.A.)

The D.H.A. program prepares health industry professionals to become innovative leaders and complex problem solvers. The degree program qualifies professionals to serve as college faculty members, preparing them to teach and perform interprofessional research focused on “the business of healthcare”. They are also prepared as advanced healthcare administrative practitioners. The theoretical and the practical are blended in this rigorous doctorate degree program.

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Master of Science in Medical Cannabinoid Therapeutics

Master of Science in Medical Cannabinoid Therapeutics (MS MCT): The M.S. MCT program is designed to prepare health professionals to contribute to population-based, culturally appropriate, and innovative approaches concerning the rapidly expanding medical cannabinoid therapeutic industry. The program builds upon foundational osteopathic principles and competencies focused on whole person care, mind, body, and spirit.

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Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Utilizing the principles of good business, healthcare leaders will obtain the essential tools and skills needed in strategic and ethical decision-making. Key areas include: human resource management, accounting, finance, quality, and operations management to create an integrative approach to complex problem-solving in the current fast-changing healthcare industry.

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Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MSBE)

The healthcare industry is beset with ethical issues on a daily basis including beginning and end of life issues, proper handling of medical marijuana, Medicare solvency, and advances in medical technology able to sustain life under extraordinary circumstances and access to healthcare. This program’s applied ethics education strives to move learners beyond knowledge acquisition and skills development to develop behavioral changes that result in a higher level of professionalism and the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care.

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Masters in Public Health (MPH)

The LECOM Masters in Public Health program ensures that all graduates are grounded in foundational public health knowledge. This includes administrative skills critical to improving and enhancing the health, health care, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in North America by applying the philosophy of osteopathic medicine that seeks to treat the whole person’s mind, body, and spirit.

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Tailored Curriculum

Our SHSA degree programs are designed to meet the demands of busy working professionals and fulltime students. Our graduate degree program’s didactic curriculum is delivered through a dynamic, web-based, distance education platform offered by an expert team of faculty who possess health care industry experience. The four master’s degree programs MHSA, MPH, MSBE & MS MCT are completed in 24-months, enrolling student in cohorts that begin in June each year. The MHSA is also offering an 18-month compressed program cohort starting each January. The GMAT is not required. The DHA program is 36-month program enrolling students in cohorts that begin in July each year. All students will come to either the Erie, PA or Bradenton, FL campus for final project presentation and commencement in late May or Early June of their final academic year.

Accreditation

LECOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Licensure

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Health Services Administration programs are all licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

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