Health Data Analytics

Driven by federal requirements and the demand to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the United States, the healthcare industry generates and stores massive amounts of electronic data related to patient care, compliance, regulatory and billing requirements, and medical research. The opportunity to improve health care quality, lower costs and accelerate research collaboration lies in the hands of those capable of synthesizing and analyzing massive data sets to extract the insights necessary for informed decision-making. 

The health data analytics concentration prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in this emerging discipline. 

Core Courses

This is a 30 credit online program. Students will develop a broad understanding of the various methods, software tools and topical expertise needed to discover meaningful patterns in health-related data and effectively communicate the implications.

Health Data Analytics

Students will take 12 credit hours from the following courses in health services administration, with INSD 5950 or HLSV 5940 taken during their final semester:

LSV   5300 - Information Systems for Healthcare Management
HLSV 5400 - Health Delivery Systems
HLSV 5450 - Health Services Administration
HLSV 5940 - HLSV Capstone
AGER 5840 - Internship in Administration of Programs in Aging


Applied Data Science

Students will take 12 hours from the following courses as part of their applied data science core:

INSD 5120 - Introduction to Data Science
INSD 5130 - Data Analytics I
INSD 5140 - Data Analytics II
INSD 5150 - Large Data Visualization



Students will take 6 credit hours and work with the program advisor to identify a specialization field. These courses must be approved by the program coordinator and the department in which the courses are located.