Patricia E. Green, Associate Dean and Coordinator
The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary course offerings that teach students the importance of collaboration among professionals in related fields. Increasingly, the health care environment is characterized by multidisciplinary teams employing a case management approach in the area of disease prevention as well as in areas of diagnosis and treatment. A number of courses are cross-listed between departments, such as Seminar: Health Care Teams, which is numbered 620-46000 in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and 661-46000 in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services. The course numbered 666-10000 is a first-year seminar designed to introduce students to fields in all departments of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
An overview of the foundation of health sciences and career opportunities in the various fields. The class format includes small-group discussion as well as guest lectures by health science educators. Selected issues related to the professions are also examined. 2 credits. (F,Y)
666-31200 Health Care and Culture LA
An investigation of socio-cultural context in the delivery and receipt of health care and rehabilitation services. Students examine the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socioeconomic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals through readings, discussion, and interviews with people in the community. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 2 credits. (S,Y)
666-31300 Health Care and Culture: An International Field Experience NLA
An investigation of socio-cultural context in the delivery of health care and rehabilitation services in an international context. Students examine the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socio-economic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals in a selected country through experiential learning, discussion, and lectures. Prerequisites: 666-31200 or permission of the instructor. 1 credit. (Sum,Y)
Health policy studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program that offers the opportunity to study policy and cultural issues related to health and health care at the regional, national, and international levels. The major is a broad-based, liberal, and interconnected course of study involving social, political, economic, and cultural research and analyses.
In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor (or double major) of their choice and an eight-week internship in a health policy setting, usually during the summer following the junior year. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as policy analysts with government agencies, lobby groups, legislative offices, health facilities, private corporations, international health agencies, health activist organizations, and health policy institutes.
Requirements for the Major in Health Policy Studies -- B.A.
Major department requirements -- Restricted electives -- select two from the following courses
Health policy electives -- Select four of the following courses (No more than one may be at the 100 level)
Required courses outside major department -- In the School of Humanities and Sciences
In the Gerontology Institute
This degree program is being discontinued. No applications will be accepted.
The degree program in health services administration is for students who want challenging careers in the management of health organizations, including hospitals, state and federal agencies, long-term care facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), ambulatory care facilities, managed care corporations, mental health facilities, and other health-related organizations and companies. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees in health administration or business.
The curriculum provides in-depth training in health administration and management. As part of their professional preparation, students spend two summers as administrative interns in selected health care organizations. These two 4-credit internships are billed at the prevailing summer tuition rate. The health services administration program is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Special Academic Status Policy for Health Services Administration Majors
To maintain satisfactory academic standing, a student must maintain at least a 2.30 GPA in all major department courses (640-xxxxx) and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.30.
Academic Warning -- A student who fails to meet the minimum standards stated above and is not suspended or dismissed will be placed on warning. A student on warning may not take fewer than 12 credits in a regular semester without approval by the department chair or dean.
Dismissal -- Failure to qualify for removal from warning after one semester will render the student subject to dismissal from the program. After any two warnings, the student will normally be dismissed from the program. If academic performance deficiencies include failure to meet minimum standards of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, the result may be suspension or dismissal from Ithaca College.
Requirements for the Major in Health Services Administration -- B.S.
Major department requirements
Health services electives -- Choose 9 credits from the following electives
Required courses outside major department (45-48) -- In the Gerontology Institute
In the School of Business
In the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S)
Liberal arts electives -- Liberal arts distribution
Liberal arts electives (LA)
An information sheet with further details and suggestions about these requirements is available from the department office.
The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Department of Speech Communication and the Health Communication Steering Committee, which consists of one faculty member from each of the following departments: health promotion and human movement; organizational communication, learning, and design; and speech communication. It involves coursework from three schools of the College and is designed to allow any student the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of communication in health care and health promotion.
For more information on this minor, see the Department of Speech Communication on p. 337.
Open to students majoring in all disciplines except health services administration. This minor includes coursework in both health services administration and business. It is designed for students interested in a focused set of courses that will introduce them to the management issues and skills in health-related organizations. The minor includes a practical field experience in a local health organization and an elective for pursuing a specialized area of interest.
Choose one of the following
An interdisciplinary minor open to all students. Courses offered by multiple departments across campus are designed to facilitate the study of complementary and alternative health modalities and their history, theory, cultural contexts, economics, and uses to promote wellness and prevent disease. The minor complements the study of any allied health field, and enriches the perspective of any student interested in his or her own well-being and health and medicine as they interact with culture, economics, politics, and science.
At least 3 credits from the following
At least 3 credits from the following
A list of approved sites may be obtained through the Office of Experiential Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. Ozolins, Office of Publications, 21. October, 2002