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Health Policy and Administration Minor (H P A) - Archive

Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2002

Health Policy and Administration Minor (H P A) - Archive

University Park, College of Health and Human Development

PROFESSOR S. DIANE BRANNON, Head of the Department

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 GHS(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.

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

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


H P A 057 GHS(3) and H P A 101(3) (Sem: 3-6)

Select 3-6 credits from H P A 301(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)

TO VIEW THE Health Policy and Administration Major (H P A)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 26-06-059

Review Date: 11/01



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