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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Health Care Management, Pre-DPT BS


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Business Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate)

College of Business
Interim Department Chair Zhen Ma, PhD

Faculty

Soumendra N. Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Business, BSc University of Calcutta; MA Jawaharlal Nehru University; MA, PhD Clark University

Mary B. Carden, Professor Emerita of Business, BS College Misericordia; MA New York University; MBA University of Scranton

Fred J. Croop, Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; EdD Northcentral University

Joan Foster, Assistant Professor of Business, BS College Misericordia; MBA Wilkes University; MET Lehigh University

David Gargone, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Scranton; MAT Rockford College; EdD United States Sports Academy

Zhen Ma, Assistant Professor of Business, BA City University of New York Queens College; PhD City University of New York Graduate Center

Charles J. Makar, Instructor of Business, BA, BS, MBA Wilkes University

John Mellon, Associate Professor of Business, BS The Pennsylvania State University; MBA University of New Haven; EdD George Washington University

Allen C. Minor, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Baltimore; MS University of South Carolina; DBA Nova Southeastern University

Ronald V. Petrilla, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Bloomsburg State College; MS University of Scranton; PhD University of Pennsylvania

Corina Slaff, Associate Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; PhD Capella University

Thomas J. Sweetz, Instructor of Business, BA Moravian College; MS College Misericordia

Joshua D. Winneker, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Muhlenberg College; JD Seton Hall University School of Law

David F. Zinn, Instructor of Business, BS West Virginia University; MS University of Tennessee; MA Cumberland College

Goals and Objectives

The business department aims to prepare students for success in both their careers and life. This is accomplished through a holistic and integrated approach to learning which enable students to adapt to new and changing business paradigms. The deparment aims to develop students analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to help them to integrate real-world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices. Importantly, the department emphasizes the development of a framework for ethical decision-making, and strives to give students the ability to recognize and understand awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business. Consequently, students should develop the ability to recognize and understand the values of mercy, justice, and hospitality.

Upon completion of any business program (accounting, business administration, health care management, management, marketing, sport management, MBA, master of science in organizational management), graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use a holistic and integrated approach to learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge across courses
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach decision making with analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate real world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of communication media
  • Demonstrate the ability to use relevant technology
  • Demonstrate awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need to pursue life long learning

College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Degree Four-year Track BS, Health Care Management, Five-year Track BS, Health Care Management and MBA
Department Chair Corina Slaff, PhD
For information contact program director Allen Minor, DBA

The Health Care Management major will provide the student with a broad-based business and health industry background emphasizing the business side of health care. The coursework will examine in detail all aspects of the health care delivery system, including all levels and modalities. The reimbursement and finance system will be examined for all public and private payment and reimbursement systems currently in place. In addition, the strengths and weaknesses of today’s U.S. Health Care System of health care delivery, outcomes, measurement and financing mechanism are examined in detail. Recent proposals for health care reform are described, debated, and critically evaluated, while incremental measures currently under consideration are thoroughly examined.

The business department offers a business administration major with health care management as a five course specialization. This special offering allows students in the pre-Physical Therapy doctoral program to gain a working knowledge and understanding of the field of health care management as a complement to their projected health science careers when those careers may put them into practices which include working knowledge of the health care industry including delivery systems, finance and reimbursement and public policy issues. This track can be found under the Business Administration section of the catalog.

The Health Care Management major will provide the Pre-DPT student with a broad-based business and health industry background emphasizing the business side of health care and will prepare the student for a leadership role in healthcare. In addition to meeting the objectives of the Health Care Management major, this program will prepare the successful student for admission to the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program.

Sequence of Required Courses


First Year


First Semester


Total Credits 16

Total Credits 16

Total Credits 6

Sophomore Year


Total Credits 16

Total Credits 16

Summer Semester


Total Credits 6

Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Credits 18

Second Semester


Begin DPT program

Total Required for Graduation 129 Credits


Prerequisites for Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy


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