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Competency Model

Although everyone's graduate education experience is different, you can be sure of one thing: Trinity University's Health Care Administration program will equip you with an arsenal of both general and sector-specific knowledge and skills that will prove invaluable in your current position and dramatically increase your professional growth potential.

In 2009, the faculty adopted the following model for our curriculum.  It specifies the skills and knowledge that students should be able to demonstrate following the successful completion of our program.

Communication and Relationship Management

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Writing Skills
  • Presentation Skills


  • Leading and Managing Others
  • Change Management
  • Ability for Honest Self-Assessment
  • Systems Thinking
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making


  • Personal and Professional Ethics
  • Professional and Community Contribution
  • Working in Teams

Knowledge of the Health Care Environment

  • Health Care Issues and Trends
  • Population Health and Status Assessment
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Legal Principles

Business and Analytical Skills

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Dynamics and Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing
  • Information Management/Understanding and Using Technology Skills
  • Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Planning and Managing Projects
  • Economic Analysis and Application