The health services management program at D’Youville develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students need to become a healthcare manager or to pursue further study in a graduate health professions program (e.g. Medicine, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic). The program utilizes coursework, internship, and capstone experiences to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities through an innovative and diverse set of major courses. Topics such as communications, professionalism, cultural competency, healthcare operations, finance, law, and policy allow students to gain practical skills for beyond the classroom. Students have the flexibility to design their non-major coursework to fit their short- and long-term interests and career goals including the ability to pursue a graduate program in a health profession.
The health services management program also serves as a pathway for students who are offered early assurance into a graduate health professions program at D'Youville, including the physical therapy program and the chiropractic program. Students who are offered early assurance should review the catalog entries for those programs for any further requirements.
Students must adhere to the requirements for the general education and liberal arts and science requirements in the year that they were admitted. The following are requirements for the Health Services Management major, some of which may be satisfied by courses taken as part of the general education and liberal arts and science requirements. The student must take at least one course in accounting, one course statistics and one course in either macro or microeconomics prior to beginning the 300-level or higher HSM major courses.
Health Services Management Degree Requirements
|General Education Requirements||30|
|HSM Major Requirements||45|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||46|
Prerequisite for HSM program may be fulfilled by meeting requirements above
|ACC||One Accounting elective||3|
|MAT||One Statistics elective||3|
|ECO||One Macro or Microeconomics elective||3|
|HSM-200||Professionalism in Health Care||1|
|HSM-210||Introduction to Healthcare Systems||3|
|HSM-308||Research Method for Healthcare Managers||3|
|HSM-314||Max Health Org Assets of Coord & Comm||2|
|HSM-316||Human Resources for Healthcare Managers||3|
|HSM-325||Management in Healthcare||3|
|HSM-406||Health Information Management||3|
|HSM-410||Health Care Policy and Law||3|
|HSM-413||Quality Improvement in Healthcare||3|
|HSM-420||Health Services Management Internship||2|
|HSM-472||Health Services Management Capstone||3|
|HSM-473||Health Services Management Seminar||1|
Total Curriculum: 121
Good Academic Standing
To be in good academic standing for HSM students must:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50.1
Students who are in an early assurance track for a graduate health progression program must also meet the academic standing requirements specific to those programs. Please see your specific program for more detail.
Students who are not in good academic standing will be placed on academic probation for their next (non-summer) semester. Students on academic probation will be limited to 13 credit hours during the semester they are on academic probation. Students will be removed from probation if they meet the requirements for good academic standing listed above. Students can remain on academic probation for two consecutive, non-summer, semesters.
Students will be dismissed from the HSM program if they:
- Fail to remain in good academic standing after having been on academic probation during the immediate two preceding consecutive, non-summer, semesters.
Students will be eligible for a baccalaureate degree in HSM from the HSM program if they:
- Fulfill all college and major curriculum requirements
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Earn a minimum of a C in HSM Capstone and Internship requirements.
To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.
Applicants must meet these criteria for entrance into the health education and operations track of the health services management program:
- A combined SAT score of 1080 (or ACT 21), and
- High school average of at least 85%, and
- High school rank in the upper one half of the class, and
- Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
- Students must take and achieve a C or better in the program pre-requisite courses of Accounting (Principles of Accounting I (ACC-211) or higher), Economics (Macroeconomics (ECO-201)/Microeconomics (ECO-202) or higher), and Statistics (Elementary Practical Statistics (MAT-120) or higher) prior to beginning upper-level major coursework (defined as a HSM 300 level course or higher).