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Making Your Community Healthier with a Degree Focused on Public Health

Written by Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration. Are you looking for a career that improves the lives and health of people in your community? Do you find yourself interested in any of the following questions- What steps can hospitals take to prepare and respond to natural disasters? How do health systems around the … Continued
innovation in healthcare

Innovation in Healthcare: ACU Master of Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is changing radically. Innovations in technology and modified legislation have resulted in a shifting landscape—one that opens up significant opportunities for leadership. A master’s degree in healthcare administration offers a high-demand, fast-growth career path. Many physicians are selling their private practices to hospitals, insurance costs are rising, and the healthcare needs of the aging … Continued

Meghan Hope

Faculty Spotlight: Meghan Hope

When people first think of healthcare, most think about the doctors and nurses whom we have face-to-face contact with during the course of our lives – but there is so much more to it than that. We sat down with Meghan Hope, ACU Online’s Program Director for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master … Continued

ACU Online Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU Online launches Master of Healthcare Administration

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program – Master of Healthcare Administration – beginning in August 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. “This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our … Continued

Dr. Sara Salkil, Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sara Salkil

Meet Dr. Sara Salkil, ACU alumna and program director for Abilene Christian University’s online COAMFTE-accredited Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services programs.  ACU Roots Sara Salkil got her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma State, and later discovered her true passion for marriage and family … Continued

need for healthcare administrators

The Growing Need for Healthcare Administrators

When you picture yourself leading a team, what do you see? A bustling wing in a medical center? A tree-lined residential community where patients live on-site? A hometown private practice? There’s a wide array of options in the healthcare industry, and the knowledge and skills you’ll develop while earning your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) … Continued

Aspects of a Healthy Lifestyle

The Three Fundamental Aspects of a Healthy Lifestyle

As we settle into 2021, many have already abandoned the resolutions they eagerly celebrated as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. While most of our personal goals are centered around achieving a happier and healthier life, lofty aspirations turn into a daunting reality quickly if goals are not attainable for our daily routines. … Continued

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

What Can You Do with a Healthcare Administration Degree?

Written by Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration The healthcare field is changing faster than almost any other sector of society, and its rapid transformation has become a hot topic in today’s conversations and media. There’s no better time to consider a career in healthcare administration. What is the Job Outlook for Healthcare … Continued

Marriage and Family Therapist

4 Benefits of Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist

You love serving others in times of need—and you have a real gift for minimizing conflict and building confidence in others. Why not draw on these passions and abilities as you embark on a rewarding career path? It’s all possible when you obtain your Master of Marriage and Family Therapy.  As a marriage counselor or … Continued

LMFT

The Five Most Common Questions about Becoming an LMFT

A career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) opens the door for you to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. You will have the skills needed to help people solve problems in their personal lives and relationships. You will help them cope with mental and emotional disorders as well as help people … Continued