Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

HCAM, Minor

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.


  • Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment: Students will demonstrate an accurate understanding of (UG 02, UG 09):
    • Health care system structures.
    • Reimbursement/payment models.
    • Factors associated with population health.
  • Business Technology and Analytics: Students will articulate an applied understanding of key quality improvement metrics and methods to support evidence-based practice guidelines including (UG 02, UG 10):
    • 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 (UG 01, UG 05, UG 08, UG 09):
    • Presenting information in oral and written formats.
    • Collaborating effectively with others.
  • Financial Management and Economic Reasoning: Students will demonstrate (UG 02, UG 04):
    • 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 (UG 02, UG 05, UG 07, UG 08, UG 09):
    • 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.
  • Organizational Dynamics: Students will articulate an applied understanding of (UG 05, UG 07, UG 08, UG 09):
    • Organizational mission, vision, and culture.
    • Behaviors associated with organizational commitment and job performance.

Related Links

Healthcare Administration and Management, Minor Program Page

Healthcare Administration Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Courses
HCAM 230US Healthcare Systems3
HCAM 265Introduction to Insurance and Managed Care3
HCAM 300Healthcare Systems: Global Perspectives and Analysis3
HCAM 305Fundamentals of Healthcare Quality and Safety3
HCAM 360Healthcare Organizational Dynamics3
or MGMT 351 Organizational Behavior
Additional Coursework
Select two of the following:6
Ethics & Legal Fundamentals for the Health Professions
Insurance and Cost Containment
Legal Environment of Healthcare
Strategic Leadership in Health Care Organizations
Long Term Care Management
Marketing for Health Care Organizations
Finance for Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Value-Based Reimbursement and Process Improvement
Legal Environment of Business
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
Strategic Health Communication
Critical Choices in Health Care Policy
Healthcare Writing
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems
Spanish for Health Professionals
Total Hours21

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

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.

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