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1 and 2 Year Program of Study

The department of Health and Human Performance offers a 1 and 2 year plan for the Master of Healthcare Administration degree.  Please see the links below for the recommended course sequence.

Master of Healthcare Administration - 1 year plan

Master of Healthcare Administration - 2 year plan

Course Descriptions

The Master of Healthcare Administration is a 10-month program with 10 classes offered in eight week formats (it is not mandatory that students complete the program in 10 months).  The following are the course descriptions related to the program:

Course Sequence:
Fall

HHP 5000 - Introduction to Research Methods
Prerequisite: HHP major or permission of the Chair
An introduction to quantitative research methods in health and human performance. Designed to develop competency in analyzing research through the use of health related data bases and methodologies. Also to provide the experience of developing a research problem.

HHP 5050 - Administration for Health Educators and Managers
Prerequisite: HHP major or permission of the Chair
Students will explore the functions and processes needed in administering health care organizations and systems. Some focus will be on planning, organizing, leading, motivating, controlling, decision making, and problem solving.

HHP 5250 - Statistics and Assessment
Prerequisite: HHP major or permission of the Chair
The purpose of this course is to teach the student to (1) structure, administer and evaluate tests, (2) utilize appropriate statistical procedures in evaluating test results, (3) apply computer skills in data analyses techniques to test construction and evaluation, and (4) interpret statistical methods for specific research design.

HHP 5630 - Finance Management of Health Care Service
Prerequisite: HHP major or permission of the Chair
Financial management theory, principles, and concepts applicable to health care organizations.

Spring

HHP 5390 - Law, Policy, and Advocacy
Prerequisite: HHP 5000 and HHP major or permission of the Chair
Students will explore legal processes, policies, and the role of advocacy that affect health care organizations, systems, and the related environment. Some focus will be on constitutional issues, contracts, liability, negligence, torts, ethics, and employment law.

HHP 5510 - Health Care Economics
Prerequisite: HHP 5000 and HHP major or permission of the Chair
Economic aspects of the health care industry with emphasis on the tools of economics and their application to the delivery of health care services.

HHP 5610 - Issues in Health Services Administration
Prerequisite: HHP 5000 and HHP major or permission of the Chair
Current issues and emerging trends in health services administration, including strategies for an era of health reforms, the new hospital and alternative facilities, and new program offerings and guidelines for the health service market, including trends in mergers, acquisitions, competition, contracting, managed care, policy, capitation, and ethics.

HHP 5640 - Human Resource Management
Prerequisite: HHP major or permission of the Chair
Integration of personnel/human resource management systems with health care industry environments.

Summer

HHP 5860 - Strategic Healthcare Management
Prerequisite: HHP 5000, 5050, 5630
Strategic Healthcare Management introduces students to strategic planning and policy.  As a capstone course, it incorporates healthcare research, law, management, human resources, economics, and finance.  Students will research, assess, and analyze government, not-for-profit, and for-profit healthcare organizations using tools like SWOT and financial ratios to develop strategic plans.

HHP 5900 - Advanced Research Methods
Prerequisite: HHP 5000, HHP 5250 and HHP major or permission of the Chair
A supervised research writing experience that provides the opportunity to extend the depth and professionalism of research which began in HHP 5000.