Population Health - Health Care Administration Emphasis, BS


Program Description

The DSU Population Health Program develops a comprehensive framework that prepares students to successfully enter a career in the health industry or attend graduate school through an active learning environment that supports inter-professional education, innovative thinking, community engagement, and evidence-based practices.

Emphases within this degree program include:

  • Health Care Administration
  • Public Health
  • Long-Term Care Administration

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Population Health Core Requirements 

Choose one (1) of the following:
BIOL 1200Human Biology (LS)3-9
or BIOL 2320 + BIOL 2325 + BIOL 2420 + BIOL 2425
Choose one (1) of the following:
CHEM 1010Introduction to Chemistry (PS)3-5
or CHEM 1110 + CHEM 1115
Choose one (1) of the following:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
Choose one (1) of the following:
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics
Complete the following courses:
FSHD 1020Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
HLTH 2010Health & Disease 3
HLTH 3010Population & Community Health3
HLTH 3020U.S. & World Health Systems3
HLTH 3750Health Determinants & Disparities3
HLTH 4010Biostatistics & Epidemiology3
HLTH 4030Leadership & Group Dynamics3
HLTH 4400Health Law & Ethics3
HLTH 4600Health Economics3
HLTH 4800Health Policy3
HLTH 4910Population Health Capstone 3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
MGMT 3300Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
or MGMT 3700 Organizational Behavior

Health Care Administration Emphasis Requirements

HLTH 3385Healthcare Quality and Safety3
HLTH 3400Healthcare Project Management3
HLTH 3500Health Organization Financial Analysis3
HLTH 4300Healthcare Marketing3
HLTH 4790Management of Healthcare Organizations & Strategy3
HLTH 4920RPopulation Health Internship3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3

Health Care Administration Emphasis Elective Requirements 

Complete eight (8) credits from the following:
COMM 3180Provider and Patient Relations3
or COMM 3200 Community Health Communication
or COMM 3230 Health Communication
ENGL 3130Grant and Proposal Writing (ALCS)3
HLOC 1010So You Think You Want a Career in Healthcare?1
HLTH 2700Consumer Health Issues3
HLTH 3040Environmental Health3
HLTH 3310Health Promotion3
HLTH 3600Patient Navigation3
HLTH 3750Health Determinants & Disparities3
HLTH 3800Genetics & Disease3
HLTH 3900Infectious Disease3
HLTH 4020Research Methodology in Population Health3
HLTH 4500Global Health3
PSY 2800Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (SS, GC)3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Minimum C- grade in all required courses and required elective courses.

Graduation Plans

Graduation Plan for Incoming Freshmen OR

Graduation Plan for Pre-Clinician students


Graduation Plan for Incoming Freshmen

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1200 Human Biology (LS) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
HLTH 2010 Health & Disease 3
FSHD 1500
Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
Elective (MATH 1010 if needed) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry (PS) 3
ISA 2010 Proficiency in Excel & SQL 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1040
Introduction to Statistics (MA)
or Business Statistics
3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 3010 Population & Community Health 3
HLOC 1000 Medical Terminology 2
HLTH 3020 U.S. & World Health Systems 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
General Education (Lab) 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
FSHD 1020 Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS) (meets GE Exploration requirement) 3
ISA 2050 Management Information Systems 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Electives 6
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 3385 Healthcare Quality and Safety 3
ISA 4060 Big Data Analytics 3
MGMT 3300 Human Resource Management 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLTH 3750 Health Determinants & Disparities 3
HLTH 3500 Health Organization Financial Analysis 3
HLTH 4010 Biostatistics & Epidemiology 3
HLTH 4300 Healthcare Marketing 3
MGMT 3400
Management & Organizations
or Organizational Behavior
3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 3400 Healthcare Project Management 3
HLTH 4030 Leadership & Group Dynamics 3
HLTH 4400 Health Law & Ethics 3
HLTH 4790 Management of Healthcare Organizations & Strategy 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLTH 4600 Health Economics 3
HLTH 4800 Health Policy 3
HLTH 4910 Population Health Capstone 3
HLTH 4920R Population Health Internship 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Graduation Plan for Pre-Clinician Students

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB)
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
FSHD 1020 Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS) 3
FSHD 1500
Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HLOC 1000 Medical Terminology 2
HLTH 2010 Health & Disease 3
HLTH 3020 U.S. & World Health Systems 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course (COMM 3230 recommended) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
ISA 2010 Proficiency in Excel & SQL 3
ISA 2050 Management Information Systems 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 3010 Population & Community Health 3
HLTH 3385 Healthcare Quality and Safety 3
ISA 4060 Big Data Analytics 3
MGMT 3300 Human Resource Management 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLTH 3750 Health Determinants & Disparities 3
HLTH 3500 Health Organization Financial Analysis 3
HLTH 4010 Biostatistics & Epidemiology 3
HLTH 4300 Healthcare Marketing 3
MGMT 3400
Management & Organizations
or Organizational Behavior
3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 3400 Healthcare Project Management 3
HLTH 4030 Leadership & Group Dynamics 3
HLTH 4400 Health Law & Ethics 3
HLTH 4790 Management of Healthcare Organizations & Strategy 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLTH 4600 Health Economics 3
HLTH 4800 Health Policy 3
HLTH 4910 Population Health Capstone 3
HLTH 4920R Population Health Internship 3
Health Care Admin Elective Course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours121

Population Health Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of organizations, professionals, clinicians, and individuals and their ability to influence the measures of population health.

2. Integrate information and knowledge from a variety of disciplines to evaluate selected measures of population health and develop a plan for necessary interventions for improvement.

3. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills essential for the successful operation of health organizations within the domains of transformation, execution, and people.

4. Practice personal responsibility to improve population health through active engagement in real-world challenges in local, national, and global settings using principles of cultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning, and life-long learning.

5. Construct comprehensive solutions to population health issues in a collaborative environment while demonstrating competency of inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative literacy, and information literacy.