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Make your mark with a degree that will grow in demand as the healthcare field grows and expands. At Drexel, health care knowledge meets real-world health challenges in the classroom and beyond.

Health Administration Department

The Health Administration Department offers programs for you to seek employment in administrative or managerial positions in the ever-expanding health care sector. Graduates from our programs go on to work in hospitals, clinics, managed-care companies, health-insurance companies, law, and health-marketing firms.

Our dedicated and highly-qualified faculty have extensive training and professional experience in their specialty areas.

Our students can choose to complete their Health Administration education with in-class (daytime and evening) courses, online courses, and Saturday courses. This flexibility makes it possible for working professionals to complete a Bachelor of Science degree completely with online courses or completely with Saturday courses.

The HSAD program has initiated a new accelerated, dual-degree 3+2 BS/MPH program with the School of Public Health of Drexel University. Qualified students will be able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration and a Master of Public Health degree in only five years. The HSAD program is an Associate Member of the Association of Undergraduate Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).


Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
If you have an interest in management, health services administration will prepare you for a variety of settings.

Minor in Health Services Administration

Master of Health Administration 
The MHA program is designed to provide students with essential knowledge required for senior managerial and planning work within the health services and systems sectors.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program—Undergraduate
Begin or enhance your career with this online option in medical billing and coding.

Two Accelerated Track Options:

Health Services Administration/Law - BS/JD Dual-Degree Program

Health Services Administration/Public Health - BS/MPH Dual-Degree Program

Health Administration Faculty

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Ashley Lotito, Nutrition and Mahmoud Shurbaji, HSAD, 2015 Dean’s Award recipients

Awarded to a graduating student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions who has distinguished himself/herself by providing outstanding service to the College.

Diane Barag, MSN (posthumous), 2015 Achievement Award recipient

Awarded to a graduating student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions who has demonstrated perseverance and ability in the face of significant challenge, while attaining his or her academic goals.

Daritza Ballester, PT, 2015 Community Service Award recipient

Awarded to a graduating student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions who is actively involved in community service.

Quiana Williams, Co-op, Clinical Service Award recipient

Awarded to a graduating student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions who has demonstrated exemplary work through interdisciplinary and clinically relevant work aiming to treat underserved communities at his/her clinical placement.

Dylan Ottemiller, CAT, Social Justice Research Award recipient

Awarded to a graduating student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions whose thesis or research is innovative in improving health and reducing health disparities of communities.


When Jessica Becerra began the Health Services Administration program in 2005, she didn’t know that just 10 years later she’d be running her own organization. A.J. Drexel always believed that an education should not only be good, but good for something, and Jessica’s organization certainly fits that bill.

SIDA, or Sisters Inspired to Defeat AIDS, was founded by Jessica and her sister Liz in 2011 and offers motivational speeches to high school and college-aged students. Through the narrative of their personal experience with AIDS, Jessica and Liz encourage teens and young adults to rise above peer pressure, focus on education and raise awareness about the consequences of drug and alcohol use.

Jessica and Liz lost their father and mother to AIDS in 1992, but concealed their cause of death due to the negative stigma attached to the disease. Nearly 20 years later, the sisters were ready to share their story with the world in hopes of preventing another tragedy. The mantra of SIDA is “opening the door to an unspoken truth,” and that is exactly what Jessica and Liz do at their speaking engagements.

“I had always wanted to help people, make a difference, share my story and inspire others” said Jessica, and the Health Services Administration program empowered her to do so. Jessica enrolled in the course Non-profits and Health Care during her final year at Drexel, and she cites this as the springboard for SIDA.  Jessica remembers an assignment where she had to propose an idea for her own non-profit which initiated her research into AIDS-related organizations. After discovering ActionAIDS, a Philadelphia-based non-profit offering services to individuals and families affected by AIDS, Jessica began networking with the organization and ultimately found a mentor that helped her secure SIDA’s first speaking engagement.

Three years and countless speaking engagements later, Jessica and Liz returned to Drexel to share their journey and future plans with current Health Services Administration students. “Our future plans thus far include venturing to different states to speak and making a significant impact on the Latino community” said Jessica. On June 14, the sisters took their first step towards those goals by traveling to Washington, DC to present at The Capital Congress, a weekend event celebrating Latino culture. They’ve also secured several speaking engagements at various Philadelphia high schools and hope to return to Temple University, Liz’s alma mater, to speak with college students in a course called Death and Dying.

At the end of the day, Jessica and Liz are happy make an impact on students’ lives and slowly erode the negative stigma attached to AIDS. “We want to motivate audiences to value life and empower them to succeed in all aspects regardless of their situation.” They are accomplishing this goal one speech at a time.

For more information on SIDA please visit or email


At last week's Spring Auction for C.A.R.I.E. (Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly ~, HSAD majors Hemanti Sarvaiya and Derrick Dignam volunteered to help attendees at this annual fundraising event. The event was very successful, aided in part by the on-site assistance of our HSAD student volunteers!

CarieAt the end of this term, four HSAD students will have completed their Health Administration internships at C.A.R.I.E., where they learn about phone advocacy and counseling for seniors; fund-raising and development; event planning; press release and marketing material development, and so much more!

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