Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health Care Administration and Management, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Leadership / Pre-Physician Assistant (SRU) (Traditional) - Liberal Studies

HCAM Program Learning Outcomes

  • Business Technology and Analytics: Students will articulate an applied understanding of key quality improvement metrics and methods to support evidence-based practice guidelines including:
    • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities to plan for and ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of data and confidentiality of the end user.
    • Demonstrate an ability to identify, aggregate, and summarize technical information for technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Communication and Relationship Management: Students will demonstrate the ability to interact and communicate effectively by:
    • Presenting information in oral and written formats.
    • Collaborating effectively with others.
  • Financial Management and Economic Reasoning: Students will demonstrate:
    • An ability to analyze, quantify, evaluate and determine the sound allocation of financial resources.
    • An ability to apply economic concepts for efficient allocation of scarce resources.
  • Healthcare Legal Environment and Ethics: Students will be able to:
    • Recognize will ethical dilemmas in healthcare.
    • Recognize key healthcare legal and regulatory environment parameters.
    • Demonstrate discern viable options for ethical guided decision-making processes.
    • Demonstrate applied legal and regulatory reasoning.
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment: Students will demonstrate an accurate understanding of:
    • Health care system structures.
    • Reimbursement/payment models.
    • Factors associated with population health.
  • Organizational Dynamics: Students will articulate an applied understanding of:
    • Organizational mission, vision, and culture.
    • Behaviors associated with organizational commitment and job performance.

What are your options?

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 exercise science major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU PA program. At the end of your second 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.

Pre-Physician Assistant (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your exercise science major and the pre-requisites for the SRU PA program and apply to the SRU PA program in your senior year.

Academic Policies for Students in the Health Care Administration and Management (HCAM) Major

Effective for students entering the major Fall 2017 and after

  1. Policy for achieving and maintaining “Sufficient Academic Performance”1
    1. At the end of the semester in which a student has earned 40 credits (and every semester thereafter), the Major and Overall GPA will be reviewed:
      1. A student must earn a 2.50 Major GPA to achieve “Sufficient Academic Performance” and continue in the HCAM major.
      2. A student earning below a 2.50 in the Major GPA at any time after earning 40 credits will be placed on a “one semester probation.”2 He/she must increase his/her GPA to 2.50 or higher by the end of the “one semester probation” or be permanently removed from the HCAM major. The student will be notified by email of his/her status following the “one semester probation.” A student who has not achieved “Sufficient Academic Performance” will have his/her major changed to Exploratory.
      3. A student can be placed on a “one semester probation” a maximum of two times as an HCAM major. He/she will be permanently removed from the HCAM major if his/her Major GPA drops below a 2.50 a third time.
      4. A student on a “one semester probation” may not enroll in required 400 Level Courses unless he/she is repeating the course(s).
    2. A transfer student who enters from another university or a Slippery Rock University student who changes his/her major to HCAM:
      1. With 40 or more earned credits will have a one-semester extension before his/her Major GPA are reviewed to determine if he/she has achieved “Sufficient Academic Performance”.
      2. With less than 40 earned credits will follow Policy I. A above.
    3. An incoming FYRST student earning college credits prior to entering SRU may reach 40 credits before completing two semesters at SRU. In this case, the review to determine “Sufficient Academic Performance” will not begin until the student has completed two semesters as a student in the HCAM major.
  2. Policy for earning acceptable grades in Required 400 Level Courses
    1. A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in Required 400 Level Courses.
    2. A student will not be permitted to begin an internship unless he/she has “Sufficient Academic Performance” and he/she has earned a grade of “C” or better in Required 400 Level Courses.
    3. A student must also earn a grade of “C” or better in HCAM 400, HCAM 405, HCAM 4103, HCAM 430 and MIS 403 before he/she is allowed to take HCAM 4994 and HCAM 4504.
  3. Policy for changing to the HCAM major
    1. A Slippery Rock University student wishing to change his/her major to Health Care Administration and Management must have an overall GPA of 2.00.
  4. Additional costs associated with the HCAM major
    1. A student in the HCAM major is required to maintain a current Student Professional Liability Insurance and meet any immunization or physical requirements set forth by an internship employer while enrolled in HCAM 450 at his/her own cost.

Related Links

Healthcare Administration and Management - Pre-Physician Assistant, BS Program Page

Healthcare Administration and Information Systems Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

1st Major: HCAM

  • Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
  • Major GPA (includes Major Requirements): 2.5 or higher

2nd Major: Pre-OT 3+3 HCAM

  • Overall GPA: 3.00 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements51
Electives23

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Science, Technology & Math
BIOL 104Principles of Biology with Lab4
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Challenges of the Modern Age
PHIL 325Medical/Health Care Ethics3
Subtotal38
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment areas: 29
Subtotal9
Total Hours47

Note

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required Core Courses
ACCT 209Financial Accounting 13
BUSA 340Legal Environment of Business 13
ECON 312Critical Choices in Health Care Policy 13
HCAM 230US Healthcare Systems 13
HCAM 265Managed Care & Insurance3
HCAM 275Health Care Legal & Ethical Foundations 13
HCAM 360Healthcare Organizational Dynamics 13
HCAM 380Healthcare Value-Based Reimbursement Systems 13
HCAM 400Legal Environment of Healthcare 13
HCAM 405Health Care Quality & Process Improvement 13
HCAM 430Finance for Healthcare Organizations 13
HCAM 450Internship-Health Care Administration & Management 13
HCAM 499Health Care Theory and Research Capstone Seminar 13
HLTH 210Introduction to Public Health 13
MIS 210Productivity Software 13
Select one of the following: 13
Business Analytics I
Business Analytics I
Elementary Statistics I
Subtotal48
Leadership Concentration Courses
HCAM 410Strategic Leadership in Health Care Organizations 13
MGMT 320Operations Management I 13
MGMT 354Human Resources Management 13
Select one of the following:3
Healthcare Systems: Global Perspectives and Analysis 1
Long Term Care Management 1
Health Care Workshop 1
Health Care Workshop 1
Health Care Workshop 1
Health Care Workshop 1
Selected Topics 1
Selected Topics 1
Selected Topics 1
Selected Topics 1
Subtotal12
Total Hours60

Additional Physician Assistant Prerequisite Courses

BIOL 104Principles of Biology with Lab4
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
BIOL 210Medical Microbiology with Lab3
or BIOL 330 Microbiology/Lab
BIOL 250Genetics with Lab4
CHEM 108
CHEM 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I3
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3

Physician Assistant Studies (Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Physician Assistant Studies (Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies) website for requirements: http://www.sru.edu/pa

Liberal Studies and Rock Studies

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Physician Assistant
BIOL 104Principles of Biology with Lab4
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
BIOL 250Genetics with Lab4
BIOL 210Medical Microbiology with Lab3
or BIOL 330 Microbiology/Lab
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 108
CHEM 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I3
Inferential Statistics Course 13
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
Total Hours37

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT - BS (2346)
Concentration in Leadership Traditional PRE-PA
Effective Fall 2020
Revised 08.19.20
UCC 04.07.20