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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Health Administration and Human Resources


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Health Administration and Human Resources


Health Administration

Faculty

Daniel J. West, Ph.D., Chair
Robert J. Spinelli, D.B.A., Program Director
Michael M. Costello, J.D., M.B.A.
Rita A. DiLeo, M.P.A.
Margaret Koehler, M.B.A.
William F. Miller, Ph.D., M.H.A.
Peter C. Olden, Ph.D.
Terri Freeman Smith, Ph.D.
Steven J. Szydlowski, D.H.A.
John P. Wiercinski, M.H.A.
Kenneth J. Zula, Ph.D.

Overview

The Health Administration major integrates courses from the field of health and business administration, and is designed to develop in students the values, knowledge and skills needed for management positions in a variety of fields. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, emphasizes knowledge of global health care issues, and includes a minor in business administration. Students are given a broad base of knowledge for securing entry-level positions with public and private agencies, organizations such as hospitals, insurance and managed care companies, pharmaceutical firms, community health and rehabilitation facilities. The curriculum also provides a theoretical foundation for future graduate-level education in various disciplines such as public health, health administration, health policy and planning, gerontology, law school and business administration. The major emphasizes applications to real-world experience by requiring a three-credit, 120-hour internship, with a second three-credit elective internship. Opportunities exist for students to identify with and actively participate in the Health Administration profession through an active student association affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The program also offers a five-year, accelerated B.S./M.H.A.  for qualified students.

Competencies to Set You Apart

The BS Degree in Health Administration offers the key components to develop health care managers who can apply a comprehensive skill set that demonstrates a fluency in managing a healthcare system or organization. Our program uses the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) competency model. As a graduate, you will be an expert with a set of core competencies, covered in five critical domains:

  • Communication and Relationship Management: Fine tune analysis, interpretation and communication skills to translate factual data, process, direction and research to decision makers.
  • Leadership: Develop leadership skills to support the organization and its individuals with a deep understanding of decision making and outcomes in situations internal and external, high-level and granular.
  • Professionalism: Engage in continued professional development including reflection and self-directed learning, and understand the impact of professional standards and codes of ethical behavior on the organization.
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment: Assess the interrelationships among access, quality, cost, resource allocation, accountability, and community while navigating administrative, functional and developmental responsibilities of the health care organization.
  • Business Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrate critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, and financial management skills necessary to operate, project manage, run a healthcare organization in today’s economy and integrate information from various sources to make decisions and recommendations.

Requirements for graduation include a minimum 2.50 GPA in major courses, as well as a minimum grade of C or better in all cognate courses.  Students whose GPA in major courses is below 2.50 or whose overall GPA is below 2.0 will not be allowed to register for the following courses: HADM 390 , HADM 380 , and HADM 441 

If a student’s overall GPA drops below a 2.0, he or she is placed on academic probation.  If satisfactory progress is not made toward removing probationary status, the student is subject to dismissal by the Dean in consultation with the student’s Program Director. 

A community based learning component is integrated into health administration courses.  Graduate students will meet the community based learning requirement by completing major courses that have a community based learning component. The Health Administration program is a full undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) in Washington, D.C.

Students are expected to adhere to the Academic Code of Honesty of the University of Scranton.  Students who do not demonstrate satisfactory progress or do not comply with the Academic Code of Honesty of the University of Scranton will be at risk for immediate remediation, probation or dismissal from the HADM program.

Course Information

Courses for Health Administration are listed under the prefix HADM.  For more information on these courses, visit our Health Administration and Human Resources Department Courses  page.  For more information, on all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.  Students may be required to have background checks and other clearances for internships and are responsible for associated costs.


Human Resources Studies

Faculty

Daniel J. West, Ph.D., Chair
Kenneth J. Zula, Ph.D., Program Director
Michael M. Costello, J.D., M.B.A.
Rita A. DiLeo, M.P.A.
Margaret Koehler, M.B.A.
William F. Miller, Ph.D., M.H.A.
Peter C. Olden, Ph.D.
Terri Freeman Smith, Ph.D.
Robert J. Spinelli, D.B.A.
Steven J. Szydlowski, D.H.A.
 

Overview

The Human Resources Studies major integrates knowledge from the human resources field, social and behavioral sciences, business, and the liberal arts. Human Resource professionals work within all industries and are concerned with recruiting, developing, and retaining a productive workplace. The changing nature of work, as influenced by social, economic, technological, and educational forces is explored both nationally and globally. The study of human resource theories and their practical applications in the workplace is an essential part of the program. The faculty is committed to providing the highest quality learning environment to prepare students academically and practically for employment in the human resources field. In addition, students in the HRS major are expected to actively develop their own knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to prepare themselves for a career in human resources. To that end, students are encouraged to demonstrate academic excellence in all coursework, make meaningful service commitments to their communities, and develop an attitude toward life-long learning. Opportunities for students to identify with and actively participate in the HR profession, such as membership in the student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, are hallmarks of the program.  Students may be required to have background checks and other clearances for internships and are responsible for associated costs.

Requirements for graduation include a minimum GPA of 2.50 within the Major. A minimum grade of 2.00 (C) must be attained in every HRS Major Core and Cognate course. Students whose GPA within the Major is below 2.50 or whose overall GPA is below 2.0 will not be allowed to register for the following courses: HRS 390 Human Resources Career Seminar , HRS 480 Human Resources Internship , and HRS 490 Human Resources Leadership Seminar .

If a student’s overall GPA drops below a 2.0, he or she is placed on academic probation. If satisfactory progress is not made toward removing probationary status, the student is subject to dismissal by the Dean in consultation with the student’s Program Director.

Students are expected to adhere to the professional code of ethics bound by the Society for Human Resource Management http://www.shrm.org/about/Pages/code-of-ethics.aspx. Students are also expected to adhere to the Academic Code of Honesty of the University of Scranton. Students who do not demonstrate satisfactory progress or do not comply with the SHRM Code of Ethics or the Academic Code of Honesty of the University of Scranton will be at risk for immediate remediation, probation or dismissal from the HRS program.

Course Information

Courses for Human Resources are listed under the prefix HRS.  For more information on these courses, visit our Health Administration and Human Resources Department Courses  page.  For more information on all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.  Students may be required to have background checks and other clearances for internships and are responsible for associated costs.


Click here for information on the Accelerated Master's Degree and Combined Baccalaureate/Master's Degree Programs  in Health Administration and Human Resources.


For more information about the Health Administration and Human Resources (HA/HR) department, visits its website.

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