Learn the business, financial, and managerial aspects of healthcare.
Healthcare organizations of all kinds need administrators who know how to manage business operations in a medical setting and help improve patient care. To become a successful healthcare administrator, you’ll need a career-focused degree that delivers the essential financial, medical, and leadership skills that employers demand.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree provides you with the essential business, medical, and human resources knowledge you need to launch or advance your administrative career in the world of healthcare. This program prepares you to help manage health facility operations, as well as organize healthcare staff efforts for greater effectiveness.
With your degree and proper licensing1, you may be eligible to work in a wide variety of medical settings, such as hospitals, medical offices, clinics, long-term care centers, home-health groups, or government health departments.
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Stevens-Henager has convenient locations located throughout Utah and Idaho. Whatever campus you call home, you will enjoy easy parking, friendly local faculty and staff, and modern, comfortable buildings with smaller, personalized classes.
This program is offered at the following locations:
- Entry-level senior health service administrator
- Entry-level senior policy analyst
- Healthcare facility human resource manager
- Director of hospital operations/communications
- Medical group manager
- Long-term care manager
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Healthcare policy
- Healthcare finance
- Healthcare planning
- Healthcare economics
- Healthcare information systems
- Managed care
- Healthcare personnel management
- Healthcare marketing
- Michael Jensen
I am passionate about teaching and helping students succeed. Years ago I took a test intended to help me understand what a desirable career would be for me. According to the test, teaching was the career of choice for me. However, the path to teaching was not direct. I completed a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering through the University of Utah and worked as an industrial engineer for 14 years for UPS, and an additional 10 years in different management positions.
Through my positions at UPS, I learned about management and business and taught many workshops. In 2008, I began teaching part-time at several colleges and learned that I liked teaching and realized that teaching is really what I wanted to do. I have definitely found a job that I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to coming to work. To take students that hate math and get them to a point where they enjoy it or even love it, is great. I love to go to the graduation ceremony and watch those you have taught receive their diplomas. Teaching continues to be fun and rewarding because students come up and thank you for making a difference in their lives. Not only do I teach at Stevens-Henager College, I earned my MBA here. I tell my students that I understand what it is like to go to a fast-paced school and that you can make it if I can.
- Stephanie Slater
Stephanie Slater is the Dean of Nursing for Stevens-Henager College. She has been a nurse for 41 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in the clinical arena. She worked in Maternal Newborn, Pediatrics, Newborn ICU, Medical /Surgical, Neuro ICU, Home Health, Hospice, IV Therapy, and as an Air Med Flight Nurse. The next 26 years of her career was a mixture of management and teaching. She obtained an associate’s degree in nursing and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Weber State University. She then went on to finish her master’s degree in Nursing Education and Administration at the University of Phoenix and is presently completing her dissertation for a doctorate in education.
Stephanie is a Utah native and has lived and practiced in the state of Washington and Oklahoma. She enjoys spending time with her six children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
- Tracie McBride
Prior to working in the graphic design field, I spent my earlier career in horticulture and natural medicine. Being an artist at heart all my life, going into graphic and web design was a natural progression.
So, in 1999 I left Boise to attend The Art Institute of Portland in Portland, Oregon. I earned my bachelor’s degree in multimedia and web design. Upon graduation, I stayed and worked in Portland for a few more years. Then, in 2004 it was time to return to Boise where I feel most at home.
I worked full time for a commercial real estate company in Meridian as a graphic designer until they closed their doors in 2008. I then found the teaching position at Stevens-Henager College. I enjoy teaching the Portfolio Preparation class, helping students prepare their design projects in a print and web version that showcases their best work.
- Brand Adams
Brand graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in 3D animation and game design. He has seven years of experience in the graphics
Field, including 3D art for video games, logo and web design, motion graphics, and animation.
Married six years to his wife Allison, he has two children, Silas and Archer.
- Janet Rose
Janet Rose is the associate dean for the School of Technology. She holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Stevens-Henager College and has been affiliated with the college since 2007.
Ms. Rose started working on computers while volunteering in a writing lab at a local school, which required her to troubleshoot computer and network issues. Realizing that she had an aptitude, she completed CISCO training and became a CISCO certified instructor. Recognizing the need for additional education, she earned a computer science degree.
Ms. Rose has been a long-term volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and has received the Influential Women in Scouting Award. Besides scouting and keeping bees in her backyard, Ms. Rose also manages to oversee 11 of the smartest grandchildren in the world.
- Tim Miller
Tim Miller is the associate dean for the School of Graphic Arts. He holds a master of fine arts degree with an emphasis in media design from Full Sail University and a bachelor of science degree in vocational education studies from Southern Illinois University. He has been affiliated with the college since 2007.
A member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Miller has been a member of the prestigious Marine Special Forces, a Navy dive master, amphibious operations course instructor, and a Marine marksmanship instructor. While in the Marine Corps, Mr. Miller developed a strong background in curricula design as part of his instructional responsibilities. He has owned his own graphic design company since 2001.
- Brian Zimmerman
Brian Zimmerman, M.S., M.B.A. (AKA Mr. Z), fell in love with Adobe Photoshop® years ago and has expanded that love to include all graphic arts. With decades of teaching experience in subjects as diverse as CPR, ballroom dance, computer technology, and handgun shooting, Mr. Z. has a large and varied background to draw from.
Mr. Z is passionate about the graphic arts and even more dedicated to the success of his students.
- Trace Butler
Trace Butler holds a BFA from Brigham Young University in graphic design and has a wide variety of work experience in Chicago and Utah. His titles have included creative director for advertising agencies, art director at magazine publishing companies, and vice president over creative design for a training and development company.
This experience has given Trace extensive knowledge of all aspects of the field, from ad and package design to web design and programming, as well as interactive multimedia. His proficiency extends to all Adobe Suite® programs, Joomla®, and HTML programming.
- Jeremiah Pineda
I was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States to attend Brigham Young University – Hawaii in 1986. I graduated in December 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and information systems.
While in my senior year in college, I worked for a dentist who specialized in TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). My job was to create a multimedia application to train new dentists in the TMJ field. In February 1991, I moved to Utah and started working for Word Perfect Inc. as a technical support representative. Within three months of beginning my job as a technical support representative, I was recruited by the Management Information Systems division and developed a software program to track software bugs. This began my career as a program analyst/software engineer, which I have done for the past 25 years. I am currently a software engineer for Ancestry.com. My passions are developing software and teaching students about programming. Seeing students succeed gives me great satisfaction.
- Glenn Pfautsch
Glenn Pfautsch is the associate dean for the Schools of Technology and Graphic Arts and also the IT manager for the Stevens-Henager campus in Boise and satellite campus in Nampa. His work experience includes being a service manager for CompUSA and a national service manager for micron electronics, all of which he did before becoming a college instructor. Mr. Pfautsch’ s teaching experience includes 11 years as an instructor at Boise State University where he received the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Selland College in 2008. He also taught one year at the College of Western Idaho.
Glenn holds certifications as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI), as well as the A+ and NET+ certifications.
Mr. Pfautsch earned his associate’s degree in financial management in 1989 from the Community College of the Air Force and his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in 1990, majoring in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. He received his master’s degree in education with an emphasis in professional-technical and technology education from the University of Idaho in 2006.
Mr. Pfautsch is certified by the Idaho State Board of Education as an Advanced Occupational Specialist in Networking Technologies and as a Professional Technical Administrator.
- Steven Falter
Steve graduated from Idaho State University in 1977, earning a BS in mathematics and a BBA in marketing. He spent three years working for Burroughs Corporation, which was the second largest computer manufacturer in the U.S. at the time. In 1980 he began his career as an application developer working for a custom software company in Pocatello, Idaho. While there, he developed accounting software in COBOL on various platforms.
In 1999, Steve moved to Boise and went to work in the office of the Idaho State Controller as an IT Manager. He spent this time developing web-based applications for the Division of Statewide Accounting. He managed a team of developers working in the .NET platform. He also served as the DBA for the SQL server databases that his applications utilize.
In 2012 he completed his MBA in information technology at Western Governors University and began teaching at Stevens-Henager College in April of that year. His vast experience in the IT field allows him to bring a unique perspective into the classroom and to expand on the course content with real-world details.
- Ryan Biddulph
Ryan Biddulph is the associate dean for the School of Business. He holds a master of public administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. He has been affiliated with the college since 2010.
Mr. Biddulph has been actively involved in real estate for several years and co-owns a real estate and property management firm. As a result of growing up in a military family, he attended school in California, Utah, and Virginia. Additionally, he lived in Lithuania for two years and speaks fluent Lithuanian. Standing at two meters and five centimeters tall, Mr. Biddulph is an avid basketball enthusiast. With three sons (and counting), he is actively working to populate his own basketball team.
- Stephanie Spevak
I’ve been a general education instructor for Stevens-Henager College for four years. I truly cherish education and hold multiple degrees.I graduated from University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in business administration in 2009. I graduated from the University of Idaho and Washington State University co-op program with a master’s in public administration and human resources with an area of emphasis is criminal justice in 1995. I also hold a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with an area of emphasis in sociology, which I earned in 1993. I am currently getting ready to resume the pursuit of my Ed D. in educational leadership with an area of emphasis in curriculum design. I am also working on a K–8 certification so I can work with little people.
In my spare time, I volunteer for Junior Achievement of Idaho, working with elementary students. I also instruct for Boise State University in the Sociology and Foundational Studies Department, and I hope to become published within the next two years.
- Gaylon Hughes
Gaylon is an Idaho native who graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. He also received an MBA from University of Phoenix and currently owns a RV repair business in Boise. He has worked in several different industries throughout his life including the RVs, manufactured housing, retail jewelry, accounting, and even in the restaurant industry. He has two children, one in their senior year in high school and one in college. Although he has lived in several areas of the world (including Seattle, Northern California, and Germany) he always seems to return home to Idaho.
- Nancy Dahl
In 2003, Dr. Nancy Dahl retired from active duty in the U.S. Navy, and, within a few years, she found her way to a career in higher education. While in the Navy, Dr. Dahl earned multiple degrees: Associate Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, certification in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Arts in History, and Master of Science in Administration.
Nancy began pursuing her doctorate in 2001, but the events of September 11 led her to withdraw from the program. Interim employment led to more education: a certificate in Legal Studies.
After that, Dr. Dahl’s path presented an opportunity to teach general education courses, and she found her passion. Nancy returned to her doctorate program, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management was conferred on June 30, 2012, after she completed her dissertation The Role of Management Education Faculty in the Development of the Knowledge Worker: A Phenomenological Study.
Dr. Dahl has served as program director and associate dean. In April 2014, she began teaching at Stevens-Henager College where she serves as a business instructor. Her philosophy regarding education is that when one desires to be successful in life—however success is defined—education in one form or another is essential. One must commit!
- Robert Roberts
Robert Roberts is the associate dean for the School of Healthcare. He holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Logan University. He has been affiliated with the college since 2007. As an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Roberts enjoys hiking, camping, boating, cruising the local canyons on his motorcycle, and shooting sports. Dr. Roberts is actively involved in using his Chiropractic training to assist local sports programs. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Roberts has experience in the health foods industry.
- Karen Kelso
Karen Kelso has been with Stevens-Henager College, Idaho Falls since April 2012. She is a 2004 graduate of Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance. Since 1993, she has worked in various areas of the medical field, including billing, coding, and administration. Currently, she teaches medical front office classes, including insurance billing, coding, patient records, and communication for the medical assisting program. She also teaches classes in the business program, such as management, finance, and basic computer skills. She enjoys getting to know students and assisting them in completing their program, so they can get a better job faster. Karen’s philosophy is to get a student curious, so they will want to learn more.
- Jan Arrasmith
Jan Arrasmith was born and raised in Idaho. She graduated from Boise State University in 1998 where she earned an associate of science degree in respiratory therapy and a bachelor of science degree in respiratory therapy. Jan spent the next 11 years working for St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center as a registered respiratory therapist. In 2008, Jan took an additional position working per diem for Complex Care Hospital of Idaho.
In 2009, Jan left St. Luke’s and joined the Stevens-Henager College team to pursue a career in education as the director of clinical education for respiratory therapy. She assisted in starting the respiratory therapy program at the Boise campus. She continues to work as a staff respiratory therapist per diem at Vibra Hospital of Boise and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Nampa. Jan returned to school in 2013 and received a master of business administration in 2015 from Stevens Henager College.
In her spare time, Jan enjoys traveling with her family, watching her children participate in athletics, coaching volleyball, water and snow skiing, and shopping.
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“There’s a lot of great things that I like about Stevens-Henager. One is the student-to-teacher ratio. At a lot of big colleges, you’re one of hundreds of students in one class, and you’ve got one teacher. Here at Stevens-Henager, you can get one-on-one time with the teacher. It’s a really great setup. The classes are generally fairly small, sometimes from six to ten people in a class. Very easy to work with.”
- Jason Stott
Graphic Arts (AAS), Web Design & Development (BS)
“Pretty much every instructor I had had hands-on experience. Either they had worked in the computer science field previously or they currently work there.”
- Roger Hall
Computer Technology & Networking (AAS)
“After receiving my degree in 2003, I was better qualified for higher-level positions including supervisory positions. I was able to network with other students at school to help me find a good job. I went from making $12.50 an hour before college, to over $22.00 an hour after college.”
- Adam Wisden
Computer Science with a Networking & Information Systems Security emphasis (BS)
“I knew where I wanted to go, and I wanted to get there as fast as I could, so I really enjoyed the accelerated learning program. The atmosphere was fantastic, and the comradery and support system between the students and the instructors were very helpful.”
- Greg Egbert
Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis (BS)
“The main thing I liked was the flexibility and the career-focused learning. I have a very busy life, so it was nice being able to get my schoolwork done on my own schedule. Instead of having to take lots of generals, I was able to learn about the things I was interested in, such as business, finance, and marketing.”
- Chris Bitton
Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
“I liked Stevens-Henager because it was flexible. It worked with my schedule, being a working mother. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great atmosphere between the students and the instructors.”
- Heather Norman
Business Management & Accounting with an Event Planning & Management emphasis (AAS)
“My grandma attended Stevens-Henager in the 1950s, so I guess you could say the college is something of a family legacy for me. I liked how every class was directly applicable to my career path. The instructors were flexible, understanding, and willing to work with me if any issues came up.”
- Krista Stockseth
Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis (BS)