Jul 15, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration, B.S.


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Dr. Özlem Ersin, Interim Department Head

Phone: (540) 568-4434 Email: ersinoh @jmu.edu

Location: Health and Behavioral Studies, Room 5050 Website: http://www.healthsci.jmu.edu

Professors

J. Gloeckner, D. Wenos

Associate Professors

J. Akers, D. Cockley, J. Frye, S. Maiewski, C. Peterson, A. Temple, D. Torisky

Assistant Professors

A. Dengo, M. Hesse, E. Kancler, T. Kirchen, K. Liskey, A. Russell Yun, A. Skelly, J. Walsh, G. Weniger, J. Wenos

Instructor

E. Richardson Lecturer M. Michalik

Mission

The purpose of the Department of Health Professions is to contribute to the liberal arts education of all students and prepare students for professional careers in the health professions and/or for entry into professional programs.

Goals

The goals of the Department of Health Professions are to:

  • Promote the health and well-being of the JMU community.
  • Support the General Education program. Educate health professionals.
  • Provide service to the community, the state, the region and the nation.
  • Conduct, disseminate and publish research/scholarship in health professions.

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Assessment and Promotion Specialist
  • Health Fitness Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist (Graduate Program)
  • Physician Assistant (Graduate Program)

Co-curricular Organizations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Madison Athletic Training Student Association
  • Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Sciences Honor Society)
  • Health Administration Student Association
  • JMU Dietetic Association
  • JMU Physician Assistant Student Society
  • JMU Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Society
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Club

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to all academic majors and minors. Special applications are required for admission to the clinical portions of the athletic training program and the dietetics program.

Deadline for Change or Declaration of Majors

Deadlines for change or declaration of major forms are:

Semester                   Deadline

Summer                     February 15

Fall                             February 15

Spring                        September 15 of the previous year

Forms received in the health professions office after the deadline will be processed the following semester. Students changing their major to health professions after February 15 of the sophomore year should expect an additional semester(s) to complete the program. The number of additional semesters required to complete the program will depend on the timing of the change to health professions and the number of summer courses completed.

Degree and Major Requirements

The Department of Health Professions offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration Master of Occupational Therapy Master of Physician Assistant Studies The department also offers a minor in health assessment and promotion.

The program in health services administration prepares the student for entry-level administrative positions, and staff positions requiring administrative skills, in various health services organizations including hospitals, hospital systems, managed care organizations, retirement and long term care facilities, ambulatory care organizations, and public health organizations. The student is prepared to plan, organize, direct and control health programs and/or facilities. In addition, the program provides the foundation for graduate study in health services administration and related fields.

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration 

The program in health services administration prepares the student for entry-level administrative positions, and staff positions requiring administrative skills, in various health services organizations including hospitals, hospital systems, managed care organizations, retirement and long term care facilities, ambulatory care organizations, and public health organizations. The student is prepared to plan, organize, direct and control health programs and/or facilities. In addition, the program provides the foundation for graduate study in health services administration and related fields.

The health services administration program is approved as a Full Certified undergraduate program by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Upon completion of all JMU and program requirements, the student is awarded the B.S. in Health Services Administration.

No more than 30 hours may be taken in the College of Business. 

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  40 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed after schedule) 74 Credit Hours

Footnote


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours


Required Courses/Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


Total: 31 Credit Hours


Total: 28 Credit Hours


Footnotes


2 Offered only in fall semester.
3 Offered only in spring semester.

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Footnote


3 Offered only in spring semester.

Footnotes

2 Offered only in fall semester.
3 Offered only in spring semester.

Total: 31 Credit Hours


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