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Health Science (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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  1. Program Core (12 hrs)

    Required courses in the major:
    • IHS 5508 Statistical Analysis for the Health Professions (3)
    • IHS 6112 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care (3)
    • IHS 6500 Research in the Health Professions (3)
    • IHS 6939 Health Policy Capstone Seminar (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (3-6 hrs)

    Select one of the following:
    • HSC 6911 Health Professions Capstone Project (3)
    • HSA 6942 Internship in Health Services Admin. (3)
    • HSC 6943 Internship in Health Prof. Education (3)


  3. Concentration Requirements (18-21 hrs)

    Select one of the following concentrations:

    1. Health Professions Education Concentration

      1. Required courses (15 hr):
        • HSC 5260 Teaching Methods for the Health Professions (3)
        • HSC 5268 Health Professions Faculty Roles & Responsibilities (3)
        • HSC 6236 Client Education in the Health Professions (3)
        • HSC 6258 Curriculum Development in Health Professions Education (3)
        • HSC 6715 Educational Measurement & Evaluation in the Health Professions (3)

      2. Select 6 hours from the following:
        • HSC 6905 Directed Study in Health Professions Education (1-6)
        • HSC 69352 Topics in Health Professions Education (1-6)
        • Or other courses as approved by the advisor.

          2Course can be repeated under different topics.

    2. Health Services Administration Concentration

      Required courses (21 hrs):
      • HSA 5115 Health Services Management and Operations (3)
      • HSA 6155 Health Policies and Economic Issues in Health Services Organizations (3)
      • HSA 6179 Models of Financial Management in Health Care (3)
      • HSA 6198 Informatics and Health Management Information Systems (3)
      • HSA 6342 Human Resource Management for Health Care Managers (3)
      • HSA 6385 Planning, Evaluation, and Quality Management (3)
      • HSA 6520 Managerial Epidemiology (3)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 36 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Earn a minimum of 36 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Progression Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in each course. A grade of C minus (C-) is considered less than a C.
  • Refer to the Health Science Student Guidebook for further information on progression standards (available at http://www.fgcu.edu/CHP/HS/currentstudents.html )