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2007-2009 Catalog 
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences and Administration (HSA)

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2102 William S. White Building
(810) 762-3172
FAX (810) 762-3003

Director: Dr. Suzanne Selig

Senior Secretary: Brenda Jencks

Professors: Suzanne Selig; Associate Professors Kristine Mulhorn, Shan Parker; Assistant Professors Arlesia Mathis, John Sonnega; Lecturers Augustine Agho, Kimberly Barber, Sherri Berry, Minnie Bluhm, Dan Borton, Chris Clolinger, Dan Coffield, Marc Dedenbach, Lisa Engelstein, Len Fleck, Larry Hrinik, Theresa Landis, Tammy Rees, Lauren Shirey, Bryan Spencer, Christopher Swanson, Mark Valacak.

The health sciences and administration programs are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of student interest; including: (1) community health education or the education or training of others in health care; (2) administration, management or supervision in provision of health services; (3) preparation for professional programs in health sciences including environmental health and the University of Michigan-Flint Doctor in Physical Therapy program.

Department Mission and Program Assessment

The overall mission of the Health Sciences and Administration programs is to promote the health and well-being of the community by preparing our students, many of whom are parttime working adults, to become culturally competent health care leaders who will contribute to the knowledge base of their respective fields and be advocates for fairness and equity in health among diverse populations. The program participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at

Programs in Health Sciences and Administration

Three concentration programs are offered, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: Health Care Administration , Health Education , and Health Sciences . All programs require a minimum of 124 semester credit hours for graduation. For some programs as specified below, up to 30 credit hours may be earned for students who have achieved professional status through a previous degree or certification in a health care profession. This typically involves previous study at a community college leading  to an associate’s degree or certification through a hospital-based training program. However, previous certification is not required. Students preparing for entry-level positions who are new to the health field are encouraged to consider either a second major or a program minor outside of health care to complement the focus of their selected major. The minors in Health Care Administration , Health Education and Behavior , Gerontology , and Environmental Health  are primarily intended for students outside the department. Students must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 overall and 2.0 within their major to graduate with a degree in a Health Sciences and Administration Program.

The faculty of the Health Sciences and Administration Department strongly encourages active student participation and engagement in professional organizations as a foundation for continued professional growth and development. Such involvement exposes students to current issues in their field, assists in the development of professional networks, and allows for participation in professional conferences at a pivotal point in the development of their careers. The Department of Health Sciences and Administration sponsors two student organizations: Eta Sigma Gamma and the Healthcare Administration Student Organization  (HASO). Eta Sigma Gamma, the national honorary society for  health education, acknowledges student scholarship and provides opportunities for student professional development in health research, service and advocacy. The Healthcare Administration Student Organization is designed to provide students within the health care administration program an opportunity to develop effective leadership skills, access to information on careers and job opportunities, as well as the opportunity for networking within the healthcare industry.

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