Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Health Care Administration and Management, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Leadership / Pre-Physical Therapy (SRU) (Traditional)

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-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 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.

Pre-Physical Therapy (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your major and the pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program and apply to the SRU DPT program in your senior year.

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

Effective for all Health Care Administration and Management (HCAM) Majors beginning Fall 2021

  1. Policy for earning acceptable grades in the HCAM program:
    1. A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in ALL Required Basic Courses (HCAM 230, HCAM 265, HCAM 275) and Required Upper-Level Courses (HCAM 305, HCAM 360, HCAM 400, HCAM 430, HCAM 450, HCAM 480, and HCAM 499).
    2. A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in ALL non-HCAM major Requirements (ACCT 209, BUSA 340, ECON 312, HLTH 210, and MIS 210, STAT 152 or ECON 219/MGMT 219).
    3. The HCAM curriculum is structured with pre-requisites. A student must earn a “C” or better in the pre-requisite course to be able to take the next course. See course catalog for pre-requisites.
    4. If a student does not earn a “C” or better, they will be required to:
      1. Retake the course
      2. They will be dropped from any course(s) in the following semester that requires a “C” or better as a pre-requisite (see course catalog for pre-requisites)
      3. Students will need to meet with their Academic Advisor and change their schedule accordingly
  2. SRU has a Repeat of Courses Policy as follows and it can be found in the course catalog: Repeat of Courses < Slippery Rock University (sru.edu)
    1. Students may attempt to improve their grade point average by repeating courses. The most recent grade earned is used in calculating the GPA even if the earlier grade was higher. If a passed course is repeated and failed (or NC), the student will lose both the grade points and credits previously earned. However, all grades will appear on the transcript. Courses in which a grade was earned at Slippery Rock University may not be repeated at any institution. A grade of W (withdraw) does not count as an earned grade. Students who repeat a course must do so using the same grading system under which they originally took the course. For example, a student who originally took a course graded A-F may not repeat the course on a P/NC, P/F, or audit basis. Students may not repeat a course by using any Credit by Examination program if they originally took the course on a graded A-F, P/NC, P/F, or audit basis. Undergraduate students will be limited to a maximum total of six repeats during their entire SRU academic career, excluding withdrawal grades. In addition, repeats of a single course will be limited to a maximum of two. This means, no single course may be taken more than three times (excluding withdrawal grades). The course repeat policy for post-baccalaureate students is the same as the undergraduate student policy.
  3. Once the student has exceeded the SRU Repeat of Courses Policy, the student will have their major changed to Exploratory and HCAM Major courses will be removed from their schedule.
  4. Additional costs associated with the HCAM major:
    1. Lab fees will be collected for classes with a lab component. This fee enhances the University's ability to offer a high-quality program.
    2. A student in the HCAM major may be required to purchase Student Professional Liability Insurance while enrolled in HCAM 450 at their own cost. More information will be provided to students in the upper level HCAM courses.
    3. HCAM 450 Internship: Certain sites may require one or more of the following: physical examinations, record of immunizations, TB test, criminal background checks, drug testing, specific certifications for CPR/AED (e.g., American Heart Association), and HIPAA training. These may require additional costs for students. Fulfilling these requirements and obtaining appropriate documentation is the responsibility of the student.

Related Links

Healthcare Administration and Management - Pre-Physical Therapy, 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): 2.0 or higher

2nd Major: Pre-PT 3+3 HCAM

  • Overall GPA: 3.00 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements43
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements60
Electives17

* 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.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Physical and Natural Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
Subtotal16
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours43

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 305Health Care Quality & Process Improvement 13
HCAM 360Healthcare Organizational Dynamics 13
HCAM 400Legal Environment of Healthcare 13
HCAM 430Finance for Healthcare Organizations 13
HCAM 450Internship-Health Care Administration & Management 13
HCAM 480Healthcare Value-Based Reimbursement Systems 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 Physical Therapy Prerequisite Courses

BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
CHEM 108
CHEM 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
PHYS 202Elements of Physics II/ Lab4
PSYC 240Human Sexual Behavior3
or PSYC 244 Developmental Psychology

Co-Curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. International study programs (short-term, semester, and year-long)
  2. High-Impact Practice (HIP) designated classes
  3. Student-faculty research
  4. Student leadership development
  5. Service-learning classes
  6. Career education and development
  7. Internships
  8. Volunteering in healthcare industry related settings
  9. Job Shadowing

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Physical Therapy (Doctor of Physical Therapy) website for requirements: www.sru.edu/PT

Liberal Studies and Rock Studies

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Physical Therapy
Select one of the following:6
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
and Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
Vertebrate Anatomy with Lab
and Animal Physiology with 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
Select one of the following:8
Elements of Physics I with Lab
and Elements of Physics II/ Lab
General Physics I with Lab
and General Physics III/ Lab
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
or BIOL 325 Biometry with Lab
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Additional Psychology Course 13
Total Hours31

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-PT SRU
Revised 05.28.2021
UCC 02.02.2021