Minor in Health Policy and Administration (HPA)
The minor in Health Policy and Administration is designed to allow students interested in the fields of health policy and health administration to gain skills and knowledge that will prepare them for work in the health care field or further graduate study.
Students interested in clinical fields such as nursing, physical therapy, biobehavioral health or medicine can gain an understanding of the impact of business and government on their professions. The world of health care offers students interested in economics, sociology, psychology, human development and family studies, political science or other social science fields a host of challenges, from insuring the uninsured and regulating managed care to reforming Medicare.
Students interested in business or law can learn about one of the country's fastest growing industries representing 14 percent of the U.S. economy. A total of 18 credits are required for the minor, including 6 credits of prescribed courses and 12 credits of electives (at least 6 credits at the 400 level).
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 HPA 210(3), HPA 211(3), 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.