Course Index

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HCA 420 CLINICAL OPERATIONS

With healthcare spending on the rise and the demand for services continuing to increase, improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery are urgently needed.  This course explores opportunities for improvement in design and management of healthcare operations.  Specific focus is on creating an environment of smooth patient flow by focusing on cycle times, measuring productivity, tracking outcomes and performance metrics, and general improvement in health management processes through risk analysis and mitigation. 

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 340 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

Although healthcare organizations serve as community resources, they are also complex businesses and their success depends on managers who understand and can apply key financial principles.  This course provides a foundation of accounting principles, concepts and techniques that are necessary for management of healthcare facilities.  Students examine the tools and models available to healthcare managers that assist in financial decision support as well as resource allocation.

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 310 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTHCARE

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department manager needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 594 CAPSTONE II

Students will synthesize concepts, ideas, knowledge, skills, and experiences from courses throughout the program into an e-portfolio and a comprehensive health promotion or medical fitness capstone project. This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be submitted and approved by the faculty and the organization involved in the project. All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out a student's integrative experience in the Program. In this second of a two-course series students will submit an e-portfolio highlights their projects for completion of the program objectives, implement Capstone project plan, develop and submit a professionally written Capstone project and oral presentation.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 592 CAPSTONE I

Students will synthesize concepts, ideas, knowledge, skills, and experiences from courses throughout the program into an e-portfolio and a comprehensive health promotion or medical fitness capstone project. This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be submitted and approved by the faculty and the organization involved in the project.  All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out a student's integrative experience in the Program.  In this first of a two-course series students will conduct a scholarly literature search related to a specific health promotion or medical fitness problem or issue, critically appraise the evidence, select a community mentor, and apply a theoretical framework as a foundation for a capstone project. 

  • Credits: 1.0

HPM 585 COMPLEX PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND EFFECTIVE WELLNESS CONSULTING

This course focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating worksite wellness programs for large and complex employers as well as developing skills to become an effective wellness consultant. Skills obtained in this course which include implementing wellness in large employer organizations, strategies to maximize health and productivity management, utilizing positive psychology to enhance wellness, understanding the relationship between health risks and health costs, estimating budget requirements, addressing presenteeism issues through wellness programming, and designing programs that produce behavior change will lead to the completion of two advanced levels of wellness certification, Certified Wellness Program Director (CWPD) and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant (CWWPC), in cooperation with the Chapman Institute.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPM 581

HPM 581 HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on program design strategies and operational aspects of program management. Skills obtained in the course which include overcoming stakeholder objections, managing vendor relationships, maximizing wellness program participation, utilization of wellness incentives, budgeting for wellness, and analyzing & optimizing program results and returns, will lead to the completion of WellCert Level 2 Certified Wellness Program Manager (CWPM) in cooperation with the Chapman Institute.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPM 580 or WellCert Level 1 Certification

HPM 580 BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR RESULTS-DRIVEN WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

This course focuses on key skills needed to build a foundation for results-driven wellness programming. Skills obtained in the course which include building strong senior management support, assessing wellness needs, utilization of Health Risk Assessments, designing health management processes, designing effective wellness communications, and performing simple program evaluation, will lead to the completion of WellCert Level 1 Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) in cooperation with the Chapman Institute.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPM 519

HPM 570 MEDICAL FITNESS MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, design, implement, and evaluate medically sound programs and services that safely promote physically active lifestyles to reduce the risk of disease and promote health and wellness. Topics include fitness facilities operations, role facilities will play in the future of healthcare, risk and emergency management, staffing, quality outcomes, and assuring a safe environment of care.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPM 581

HPM 565 POPULATION HEALTH FOR THE HEALTH & WELLNESS PROFESSIONAL

This course examines the opportunities for collaboration between healthcare delivery systems, public health agencies, community-based organizations, worksite wellness programs, and medical fitness facilities to develop interventions to improve the health outcomes in the populations they serve. Focus areas will include appropriate wellness programming for special populations, policy implications for population health, the political landscape in relation to health, legal implications of health reform, and eliminating health disparities.

  • Credits: 3.0