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 physical therapist.
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (hcam): PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY?
The SRU Health Care Administration and Management program will provide you with both the science-based prerequisites necessary to enter the Physical Therapy 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 in physical therapy, 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. As members of the nations largest industry, physical therapists 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-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3:
Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your Health Care Administration and Management major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU DPT program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU DPT 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-Physical Therapy (SRU Traditional):
Complete the requirements for your Health Care Administration and Management major and the pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program and apply to the SRU DPT program in your senior year.
CAREER AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST
- Upon completion of the undergraduate program and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program you will be well prepared to embark on your career as a Physical Therapist, a growing profession with increasing demand. Degrees in Health Care Administration and Management and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy will differentiate you to future employers as someone with knowledge, skills, and abilities that are greatly desired. These unique skills will help you to become a leader in the industry.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
- Future Healthcare Leaders
- Pre-Physical Therapy Club