Offered by: Health Care Administration and Management (BS)
The SRU HCAM major is an excellent choice if you’re preparing for graduate study and a career as a physician assistant.
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (HCAM): PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT?
The SRU Health Care Administration and Management program will provide you with both the science-based prerequisites necessary to enter the Physician Assistant program AND an understanding of how the healthcare industry functions. This combination will significantly differentiate you from others with future employers as uniquely prepared for your chosen career path. As an HCAM student at SRU, you’ll become skilled in understanding not only the science and anatomical underpinnings required to pursue your degree as a physician assistant, but will also learn how to become a leader in the field. You’ll understand the principles behind health care leadership, healthcare quality improvement processes, motivation, teamwork processes, health care information systems, the health care legal and regulatory environment, as well as managed care and healthcare reimbursement. These are essential skills in today’s healthcare industry. As members of the nations largest industry, physician assistants are being asked to take on leadership roles which include a greater grasp of the business of healthcare.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
Health Care Administration and Management Pre-Physician Assistant SRU 3+2:
Earn a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in five years rather than six. In the first three years, you complete your Health Care Administration and Management major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU PA program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU PA program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU PA program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.
Health Care Administration and Management Pre-Physician Assistant (SRU Traditional):
Complete the requirements for your Health Care Administration and Management major and the pre-requisites for the SRU PA program and apply to the SRU PA program in your senior year.
CAREER AS A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
- Future Healthcare Leaders
- Pre-Physical Therapy Club