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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Health Policy and Administration Minor

University Park, College of Health and Human Development (H P A)

Contact: Caroline Condon-Lewis, cxc29@psu.edu

The minor in Health Policy and Administration (H PA) is designed to allow students to learn more about the health care system, health policy, and health administration. The minor is most appropriate for students interested in clinical and health-related fields (e.g., nursing, nutrition, biobehavioral health, or medicine), professional fields (e.g. business administration or law), or the social sciences (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, psychology), giving these students an understanding of the health care industry and the impact of business and government on that industry. Students must take 6 credits of prescribed courses including H P A 101(3), which introduces the organization of the health care system, and H P A 057 GHA(3), which considers the role of the health care consumer in the health care system. Students then focus their study on either health policy or health administration, choosing among courses at the 300 and 400 level. Students select 3-6 credits from H P A 301(3), H P A 310(3), and H P A 332(3) and 6-9 credits from 400-level H P A courses.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
H P A 057 GHA(3) and H P A 101(3) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3-6 credits from H P A 301W(3), H P A 310(3), H P A 332(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 6-9 credits from 400-level H P A courses (Sem: 5-8)

Note: Some courses have additional prerequisites that must be met.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-07-092A

Review Date: 01/21/05

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