Dec 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog

Healthcare Management Minor

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Program Description

The Healthcare Management program is designed to produce graduates who are prepared to serve in a range of existing and emerging entry-level support, ancillary, and entry-level administrative positions across multiple health care settings. The mission of the Healthcare Management program is to prepare highly qualified and culturally competent graduates for professional positions in healthcare and health-related careers. Guided by the standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the program prepares students in skills and knowledge in five key domains: (1) the healthcare environment;   (2) ethical and legal leadership, (3) communication and relationships management, (4) professionalism, and (5) business skills. 

Healthcare management is a growing, diverse field of study that offers flexibility, potential for advancement with additional experience and further education, and offers the chance for graduates to have a positive influence on the healthcare of individuals and communities. Graduates have opportunities to work at entry-level positions in these types of settings: assisted-living facilities, community and government agencies, health insurance companies, hospital departments, and long term care facilities.

The program emphasizes the development of effective communication through writing across the curriculum, presentation platforms, ethical behavior, and interpersonal skills generally expected in healthcare organizations. A strong health sciences core will familiarize students with the health care delivery system; major disease processes, including epidemiological methods; medical terminology; the causes and effects of disparities; community and rural health services, chronic and long-term illnesses, and global issues. The healthcare management core will provide students with applied leadership, and critical thinking skills required in today’s healthcare organizations. A solid health business core will inform students about healthcare economics, organizational behavior, finance and policy, and human resources.

Minor in Public Health


Students must complete one of the following courses (3) hours:

EXS 2310   Demystifying the Statistics of the Health Sciences

GER 2326   Statistics for Social and Behavior Sciences

Any Sttatisics course

Foundation Courses:

Students must complete one of the following courses (3 hours):

HCM 3306   Community and Rural Health

SOC 3320   Society and Public Health

Students must complete one of the following courses (3 hours):

BIO 1305   Human Heredity, Genetics, and Society

BIO 1340   Human Biology and Disease

BIO 2304   Scientific Investigation of Diseases

BIO 2311   Anatomy & Physiology I

Breadth & Depth

Students must complete nine additional hours from the following list. No more than one course may come from a student’s major department. Some courses may have prerequisites. (9 hours) 

BIO 1305   Human Heredity, Genetics and Society

BIO 1340   Human Biology and Disease

BIO 2304   Scientific Investigation of Disease

BIO 3310   Biology of Aging

EXS 3328   Lifestyle Behaviors for a Healthy Heart

GER 2301    General Gerontology

GER 3310    Biology of Aging

HCM 3303   Proposal Writting

HCM 3306   Population Health

HCM 3310    Community Health Intervention & Planning

HCM 4303   Enviornmental Health

HCM 4301   Chronic Illness/Long Term Care Management

HED 2306   Understanding Health Disparities in the U.S.

HED 3302   Family Health and Sexuality

HED 3303   Personal Health and Sexuality

MAT 3310   Probability and Statistics I

MAT 3311   Probability and Statistics II

MAT 3312   Biostatistics

PSY 1301   Introduction to the Psychological Sciences

PSY 2316   Drugs, Addiction and Behavior

PSY 3306   Abnormal Psychology

PSY 2336   Lifespan Development

SOC 2302   Health & Society

SOC 2305   African- American Health & Society

SOC 3320   Society and Public Health

SOC 3315   Medical Sociology

TRC 1305   Living Well! Benefits of Leisure for People with Disabilities

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