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2017-2018 Academic Catalog | Health Services (B.A.)

Health Services (B.A.)

 

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Health Services is an interdisciplinary program designed to address the current and emerging needs in a changing health care landscape. The health services curriculum prepares students to promote delivery of efficient, quality driven health care through a core curriculum that includes a foundation in health care systems, health care policy, finance, and data management. Students can focus on an aspect of health services by selecting one of three tracks in: healthcare management, wellness, or patient advocacy. The program is ideal for students who want to take a non-clinical approach to building a career in the healthcare industry.

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses (28 credits)

  • HPNU 120 Medical Terminology
  • MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
  • PHIL 251 Bioethics
  • SNHP 220 Health Promotion, Policy and Politics
  • SNHP 224 Health Care Systems and Global Health
  • SNHP 330 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
  • SNHP 405 Informatics and Data Management
  • SNHP 491 Health Services Internship
  • SNHP 499 Health Services Senior Seminar

Healthcare Administration Track

Students in healthcare administration learn how to plan, direct, and coordinate health care services at multiple levels of hospitals or other health care organizations. The role of a health care manger is to recruit and retain employees, ensure compliance with heath care regulations, and assess organizational outcomes.

Required Courses for Healthcare Administration Track (12 credits)

  • BADM 110 Foundations of Management
  • ECON 100 Principles of Economics

Student chooses one leadership course:

  • BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
  • BADM 236 Theories of Leadership

Student chooses one economics course:

  • ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Patient Advocacy Track

Patient advocates are culturally sensitive health care workers who provide support and guidance to patients navigating the health care system. The role of a patient advocate is to coordinate appointments and communication between health care providers, connect clients to patient-support organizations, and build partnerships with local agencies to meet client needs.

Required Courses for Patient Advocacy Track (15 credits)

  • HUMR 211 Introduction to Social Work
  • SNHP 228 Patient Advocacy

Student chooses one communications course:

  • COM 201 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 225 Intercultural Communication

Student chooses one psychology course:

  • PSYC 211 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 341 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural-Psychology

Student chooses one sociology course:

  • RST 353 Sociology of Health Care and Religion
  • SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
  • SOCY 361 The Black Family

Wellness Track

The wellness track prepares students for a career in health project management, wellness center directorship, or health education. A background in wellness provides the skill set to teach clients how to improve health behavior, design and evaluate health program, and assess the health needs of individuals and the community.

Required Courses for Wellness Track (14 credits)

  • BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
  • EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming

Additional Requirements

Health Service Senior Assessment

The senior assessment in health science is not a comprehensive exam but is rather a senior comprehensive portfolio project that requires students to reflect on, assess and document their own academic progress and learning. Specific requirements and due dates are distributed to seniors in SNHP 499 Health Services Senior Seminar. In order to prepare the portfolio self-assessment, students should keep copies of written course work, graded papers and exams from all psychology, sociology, biology, ethics and exercise science courses they have taken. While requirements for the portfolio vary slightly from year to year, students are generally required to assess several academic products in completing a short narrative of their academic experience as well as complete an evidence-based research paper. Students must submit the portfolio by the due date.

Internship

BLS/CPR certification is required for the health care provider.

Internship placement sites may have additional health or safety requirements that students must meet prior to receiving access to the internship site.

NOTE: No student will be allowed to participate in internship experiences unless and until these other requirements have been satisfied.

Transportation: Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from internship placement sites. Trinity’s free shuttle service connects the Main campus with the Brookland Metro station.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credits earned through AP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the health science major.

CLEP Policy:
Credits earned through CLEP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the health science major.

Transfer Policy
Consult program faculty for information about transferring courses to Trinity.

Grades in Major Courses
Students are required to earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major in Health Services.

Pass/No Pass
The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in BIOL, EXSC, HPNU, and PSYC courses. Students are required to earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major.The pass/no pass grading option may apply to other courses that meet the degree requirement including MATH 110 and PHIL 251.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty.

Course Descriptions


BADM 110 Foundations of Management
BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
COM 201 Interpersonal Communication
COM 225 Intercultural Communication
ECON 100 Principles of Economics
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming
HPNU 120 Medical Terminology
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
HUMR 211 Introduction to Social Work
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PSYC 211 Social Psychology
PSYC 341 Health Psychology
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural-Psychology
RST 353 Sociology of Health Care and Religion
SNHP 220 Health Promotion, Policy and Politics
SNHP 224 Health Care Systems and Global Health
SNHP 228 Patient Advocacy
SNHP 330 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
SNHP 405 Informatics and Data Management
SNHP 491 Health Services Internship
SNHP 499 Health Services Senior Seminar
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 361 The Black Family

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