St. Andrews University announces two new degrees


LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University, a Branch of Webber International University, has announced its intention with approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, to introduce the bachelor of arts in health services administration degree and the bachelor of science in sports performance, health and fitness degree.

Additionally, St. Andrews has an application for licensure for both programs pending before the University of North Carolina Board of Governors which is required prior to the start date of either program.

The bachelor of arts in health services administration degree prepares students to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in diverse provider settings within the healthcare industry. Health services professionals manage medical information and healthcare staff.

The BAHSA degree offers a capstone research project that integrates acquired healthcare knowledge, business skills, legal and ethical foundations, strategic and critical thinking and leadership in healthcare organizations. A BAHSA graduate will be able to apply for entry-level administrative/managerial positions in a diverse range of healthcare facilities including hospitals, healthcare organizations, health insurance companies and nursing home/residential facilities.

The bachelor of science in sports performance, health and fitness degree is designed to prepare students to assess, design, implement, manage and motivate health, fitness and sports performance in diverse settings. BSSPF students select an education pathway that leads to positions such as a sports performance coach or athletic fitness conditioning coach, a certified fitness trainer, group fitness/exercise instructor, personal fitness instructor or fitness facility manager.

The BSSPF degree at St. Andrews provides students with an understanding of the scientific principles needed to optimize sports performance and to improve the health, fitness and the lifestyles of individuals and groups.

St. Andrews expects to offer introductory courses in these new programs for the fall semester. The university has hired qualified faculty to implement these academic additions.

For information and current course listing, contact St. Andrews at 910-277-555.