Health Administration Minor

Discover the Health Administration Minor

Are you interested in learning what it takes to run a health care delivery system? If so, this is the minor for you. You’ll learn what top thought leaders say about key aspects of administration within today’s health systems. This minor is easy to customize to your specific interests. You’ll take two required health administration courses, then you’ll choose three electives from courses that include health care management, policy, marketing, legal issues, human resources, and health information technology.


I feel like it is important to understand how health care facilities run, and how the health system works in order to be a good nurse.

Braxton Gray, Nursing Student

I chose to minor in health administration because I decided that I wanted to build on my Health Science major and gain valuable health administration skills that would help me get into a Master’s in Health Administration program after graduation.

Kayla Saunders, Health Sciences Student


Students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University who are in good academic standing are eligible.

The health administration minor is a great fit for students majoring in:

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Dental Hygiene or Dental Technology
  • Medical Imaging or Sonography

Public health students majoring in health services management are not eligible for the health administration minor.

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the minor with a grade of "C" or better in all courses credited to the minor will have the minor conferred at time of graduation.

Minor requirements

Take two courses for 6 credits:

  • PBHL H120 Health Care Delivery in the US
  • PBHL H320 Health Systems Administration

Choose three elective courses for 9 credits:

  • PBHL H375 Management of Health Services Organizations
  • PBHL H411 Chronic and Long Term Care Administration
  • PBHL H420 Health Policy
  • PBHL H432 Health Care Marketing
  • PBHL H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
  • PBHL H330 Global Public Health
  • PBHL H310 Lean in Healthcare
  • PBHL H325 Health Information Technology, Management and Policy
  • PBHL H346 Organizational Behavior and HR Management in Healthcare
  • PBHL H345 Operations Management and Quality Improvement in Health Organizations
  • PBHL H305 Medical Group Management
  • PBHL H315 High Risk Health Behaviors and Harm Reduction
  • PBHL H101 Influencing the Public's Health

Alumni spotlight

Meet Pa’Shae Hawkins

Graduated: 2018
Major: Business
Minor: Health Administration

Current Title: Human Resources Manager
Current Employer: CommuniCare Family of Companies
Industry: Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care

I was always interested in becoming part of the health care world. I also wanted to help people.

The minor fit my major well. I ultimately want to own my own healthcare business. I learned about important business principals in my major and learned all about health care and how it works in my minor.

I do everything human resources related in my company. CommuniCare is one of the largest providers of post-acute care in the nation. The company has long-term care centers, assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers, skills nursing rehabilitation centers and long-term acute care hospitals under its umbrella. I hire employees, work on benefits, focus on employee retention, manage payroll, and manage anything else that has a human resources component to it.

I started out as a Human Resources Generalist and am now a Human Resources Manager at the same company.

I learned about health care operations and terminology in the Health Administration Minor.  This knowledge helps me do my job better.

Ready to get started?

Contact your academic advisor to declare the Health Administration Minor.