Health Science Administration

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The Health Science Administration (B.A.) degree is an multi-disciplinary program of student for medical and health services managers and office managers in health care fields, who plan, direct, coordinate, and/or facilitate the organization and support of medical and health services. Graduates of this program might assist in the management of facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. As healthcare changes, medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in laws, regulations, and technology.

It is our goal to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of human health and wellness as it relates to business administration. This degree takes an interdisciplinary and integrated learning approach, and explores business administration, regulation and financing, planning and policies. Job descriptions include aspects of finance, budgeting, billing, human resources management, facilities management, marketing, and quality measurement and improvement.

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The study of science is born from the conviction of the fundamental intelligibility of the world. Science at Ave Maria University testifies to the Catholic Church’s confidence in human reason’s ability to know the truth about God’s creation even apart from the illuminating power of grace. The natural sciences are not simply technological disciplines, but are truly liberal arts education in which we seek to know truth for its own sake. By enabling us to enter the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of physical reality, science instills within the students a deep sense of wonder at the natural universe.

  • AMU is home to a Tri-Beta National Biological Honors Society chapter, which exceptional Biology majors students have the opportunity to join.
  • Student led organizations include the Biology club, Science Club, and pre-professional societies like the Ave Maria Pre-Dental Society.
  • The Department of Biology also offers degrees in Biology (B.S. or B.A.), Environmental Science (B.A.), Health Science (B.A.), Exercise Science (B.A.) and Health Science Administration (B.A.), and minors in Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Health Science, and Exercise Science.
In addition to the core curriculum, health science administration majors take the following courses
BIOL 100 Medical Terminology
BIOL 211 Biology I with Lab
BIOL 200 Nutrition
BIOL 250 Health and Wellness
BIOL 303 Genetics
BIOL 304 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
BIOL 309 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
BIOL 413 Critical Analysis -OR- BIOL 497 Directed Research
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I with Lab
PSYC 350 Health Psychology
ECON 201 Macroeconomics
ECON 202 Microeconomics
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
BUSN 303 Management and Ethics
BUSN 340 Business Law
BUSN 350 Health Care Administration

A degree in Health Science Administration will prepare students for a wide range of important careers in the medical field related to managing health care facilities.

Thomas Smith, Ph.D.

Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Education: B.S., Plymouth State University, Plymoth, New Hampshire; M.S., Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Office: Henkels 3048
Phone: (239) 280-2536
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Ernesto Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., California State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Office: Henkels 2048
Phone: (239) 280-1666
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Stephen Cronin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.
Office: Henkels 3051
Phone: (239) 280-1617
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Nicholas Curtis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Marine Science/Biology, University of Miami; Ph.D., Biology, University of South Florida
Office: Henkels 3067
Phone: (239) 304-7132
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Ladislav Sallai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: M.A., Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; Ph.D., University of North Dakota.
Office: Henkels 3028
Phone: (239) 280-2418
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Brett Feger, M.S.

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S. Zoology, Western Illinois University
Office: Henkels 2066
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Jacob Blanchard

Instructor of Biology
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; Ph.D. (Candidate), Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3032
Phone: (239) 304-7130
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Cynthia Chandler

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Rafael Loureiro, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Biology & Lab Coordinator