Frequently Asked Questions: Health Services 

 What will I learn in the Health Services degree programs at Berkeley College?

Berkeley College offers degree programs in Health Services Administration and Health Services Management to prepare students with the important business and technology skills needed for positions in administration, management, and more. A range of curricula explores the operations and challenges of various types and sizes of organizations delivering and supporting health services.

Benefits of the Health Services programs include:

  • Curricula that focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry
  • An exploration of the role and contributions of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and practitioners
  • Opportunities for student interactions with healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
  • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the industry and its clients
  • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

What are the Admissions requirements for Berkeley College?

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

What is the application deadline to apply?

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

Can I study to become a Health Services Manager or a Health Services Administrator at any campus?

No. The Health Services programs are only offered at the campuses in New York City, White Plains, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park; and at Berkeley College Online®.

What kind of job can I get with a Health Services degree in management or administration?

The following are typical tasks performed by health services managers:

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Keep current on new laws and regulations to make sure employer is in compliance
  • Supervise assistant administrators in facilities that are large enough to need them
  • Create work schedules

Facilities that employ Medical and Health Services Managers often include:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government
  • Outpatient care centers

The following are typical tasks performed by health information technicians or administrators:

  • Review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting

Facilities that employ Health Information Technicians often include:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
  • Physician offices
  • Administrative and support services
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)

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