Prestigious Membership Bolsters Healthcare Management Program

In November 2018, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business Healthcare Management Program became the newest associate undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).  

AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals, and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence and innovation in healthcare management and policy education. In its mission to promote university-based management education in the health sector, AUPHA represents faculty and individual membership of more than 400 colleges and universities and 242 programs.

The Association’s core values include: 

  • Excellence in education that leads to excellence in healthcare management practice and, ultimately, to improved quality, efficiency, and accessibility in healthcare delivery.
  • Innovation that encourages the adoption of new strategies and disseminates best practices in healthcare management and policy education.
  • Collaboration in the generation and translation of research and the integration of theory and practice in inter-professional work environments.
  • Diversity in people, programs, and perspectives essential for an effective inter-professional workforce.
  • Learning as a continual process to advance and share knowledge, foster the development of pedagogy, and improve both teaching and practice.

Dr. LeJon Poole, program director for Campbell’s Healthcare Management program, noted the importance of the AUPHA membership to students: “Students recognize the rigorous curriculum of Healthcare Management programs like Campbell’s that meet AUPHA guidelines.  Our students will now have unique networking and academic opportunities.”

In addition, Dr. Poole cites AUPHA marketing platforms as bringing the program more visibility to prospective students around the United States. “Our membership in AUPHA raises the profile of our program,” he added.

Introduced in 2011, the Campbell Business School’s undergraduate Healthcare Management program currently includes 9 full-time and part-time faculty in its main campus and adult online education classes, which combined have nearly 130 students enrolled. Our Campbell MBA candidates also can elect specialization in Healthcare Management in a program with rolling admissions and an emphasis on experiential learning.