Health Administration Minor

Minor requirements

Take two courses for 6 credits:

  • PBHL H120* Health Care Delivery in the US
  • PBHL H375* Management of Health Services Organizations

*These courses are offered online at least once per year.

Substitution note: PBHL-H220 will be considered an acceptable substitution for PBHL-H120 for public health majors. PBHL-H320 may be an acceptable substitution for PBHL-H375 for students who started the minor prior to fall 2023. Please reach out to a Fairbanks School of Public Health academic advisor for confirmation.

Choose three elective courses for 9 credits:

  • PBHL H320* Health Systems Administration
  • 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
  • PBHL-H303 Topics in Public Health
  • PBHL-H455 Topics in Public Health

*These courses are offered online at least once per year.

**These courses are offered online in the summer.

Meet your minor advisor

Julianna Hagler
Fairbanks School of Public Health Advisor

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.

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.