School of Health Administration
Mission and Values of the University
Texas State University--San Marcos is a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of a diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.
In pursuing our university mission as a premier institution, we, the faculty, staff, and students of Texas State University--San Marcos, are guided by a shared collection of values. Specifically, we value:
Mission of the College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions educates and prepares health and social service professionals in a student-centered learning environment. The College excels in teaching, research, and service while responding to the health, wellness, social service, and integrated delivery system needs of the state and nation. To accomplish this, the Texas State University's College of Health Professions unites faculty, students, the healthcare and social service communities, and consumers in coalitions that nurture the academic, scholarly, and service aspects of healthcare and social services.
Mission and Vision of the School of Health Administration
The mission of the School of Health Administration is to provide an environment conducive to intellectual exchange in teaching and curricular development; in service to students, the profession, and the community; in research and scholarly activities; in health administration practice; and in multiculturalism and diversity.
The vision of the School of Health Administration is to become the first choice of Texas residents and employers seeking health administration education.
The mission of the BHA program is to prepare entry-level healthcare administrators for careers in a variety of healthcare settings.
The mission of the MHA program is to prepare mid-level to senior-level healthcare administrators for careers in a variety of healthcare settings.
The mission of the MS-HHR program is to prepare mid-level to senior-level healthcare human resources administrators for careers in a variety of healthcare settings.
The mission of the MS-HSR program is to prepare mid-level to senior-level health services researchers in a variety of healthcare settings.
School of Health Administration Goals and Objectives
Education and Career Goal--to provide a teaching environment and comprehensive curriculum which prepares students for leadership and entry-level to senior-level healthcare administration research positions in a variety of healthcare settings.
Objectives for the Education and Career Goal
Research Goal--to engage in research relevant to areas of faculty interest and teaching specialization.
Objectives for the research goal
Service Goal----to participate actively in professional service relevant to areas of teaching and research specialization; to participate in School, College, and University service; and, to participate in community service.
Objectives for the service goal
BHA Curriculum Overarching Functions
Based on an Analysis of Team Reports
In addition, to course content, the BHA curriculum prepares students who:
Based on course content and these overarching functions of the curriculum, the BHA program can articulate its mission, vision, values, competencies, and content areas.
The mission of the BHA program is to prepare entry-level healthcare managers for careers in a varied and diverse healthcare industry. Graduates should be able to facilitate efficient, effective, and ethics-based healthcare in these settings.
The vision for the BHA program at Texas State University-San Marcos is to enable graduates to be ready for a healthcare environment that is undergoing major changes. The program also will serve the learning needs of a diverse student population through active learner engagement. In addition, the program will recruit and retain faculty who represent health care beyond the traditional hospital setting.
The values of the BHA program at Texas State University-San Marcos include:
Faculty in the Texas State BHA Program will provide learning opportunities that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level management positions.
Faculty in the Texas State BHA Program will encourage the development of professional behavior through learning opportunities and modeling behaviors.
Faculty in the Texas State BHA Program will engage in research activities that enhance the currency of their courses and add to the body of knowledge in their fields.
Service and Civic Engagement
Faculty and students in the Texas State BHA Program will contribute to their communities through their professional and community service activities.
The competencies used in the BHA curriculum are adapted from those developed through the ACHE Healthcare Executive Competencies Assessment Tool. This tool includes five domain areas with 22 competencies listed under these domains. Competencies listed below are adapted to meet the specific focus of the Texas State BHA program. Evidence of providing these competencies will be required.
1. Domain: Communication and Relational Management
A. Written Business Communication
B. Presentation Skills
C. Data analysis
2. Domain: Leadership
A. Leadership Skills and Behaviors
B. Organizational Culture
C. Managing Change
3. Domain: Professionalism
A. Professional ethics
B. Professional development
4. Domain: Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment
A. Healthcare Systems and Organizations
B. Healthcare Personnel
C. The Patient’s Perspective
D. The Community and its Environment
5. Domain: Business Skills and Knowledge
A. General Management
B. Health Services Management
C. Health Management Application