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Health Analytics B.S.

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Health Analytics, B.S.


Program Contents and Requirements

Analytics is the new frontier for health care organizations. Analytics offers the opportunity to identify areas of performance that can be improved, both in terms of the quality and cost of care. The mission of the health analytics program is to prepare students with the skills, knowledge and ethics necessary to work in a variety of health service organizations. The program prepares students to analyze large sets of health-related data from a variety of sources, and to effectively communicate those findings to diverse audiences.

Health analytics helps healthcare organizations convert massive amounts of information into usable, data driven intelligence. Qualified professionals in this field must work well as individuals and as members of a team. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as analytic ability. They must also understand healthcare systems and their management


Course Requirements

Health Analytics
Degree: B.S.

Course Requirements for the Major:
Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 111

Introduction to Literature: Acad Writing

This course is an introduction to literature and the fundamentals of academic writing. Students learn the skills essential to college success:critical reading and analytical thinking, interpretation, scholarly discussion and collaboration, effective oral presentation, composition of writing for both readers and listeners.

Prequisites: None

ENG 112

Liberal Arts Seminar: Research Writing

This course teaches academic research skills and writing based on a liberal arts topic. Topics vary by instructor.

Prequisites: None

CSC 120

Computers & Electronic Health Records

This is an introduction to the fundamental ideas of computers and their role in society. Students learn of the historical origins of computers, the development of computers since WWII, their uses and impact in society, emerging technologies, and the implementation of computers: operating systems, software applications, the Internet, and an introduction to some elementary programming: e.g., HTML, SQL (Databases and Electronic Health Records), advanced spreadsheet formulas. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician's office. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) focus on the total health of the patient by focusing a broader view of all aspects of a patient's care. This course has a great deal of emphasis on databases including practical hands-on experience using (EMR/EHR) software.

Prequisites: MAT-101 or achieve a placement test score indicatingmastery of the MAT-101 material.

BIO 107

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This is a study of the structural and functional relationships of the human organism, emphasizing cells and tissues, the integument, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and sense organs. This course consists of three lectures a week.

Prequisites: CPC-022, 1 semester of college chemistry., BIO-107L and BIO-107R

BIO 107L

Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory

This course accompanies BIO 107. This course consists of three hours of laboratory a week.

Prequisites: BIO-107

BIO 108

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This continuation of BIO 107 emphasizes the digestive system, respiratory system, blood, cardiovascular system, urinary system, reproductive systems, endocrine system, human genetics and development. This course consists of three lectures a week.

Prequisites: CPC-022, Prior completion of BIO-107/L, BIO-108L

BIO 108L

Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

This course accompanies BIO 108. This course consists of three hours of laboratory a week.

Prequisites: BIO-108


PHI 201 or RS 201

Choose one elective from PHI 201 or RS 201

MAT 122 or MAT 125

Choose one elective from MAT 122 or MAT 125

Humanities requirements:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PHI 204

Logic & Practical Reasoning

This course is a study of formal reasoning methods through informal fallacies, class logic and introduction to propositional logic.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

RS 214

Challenges of Death

This course examines the ways in which death challenges human meaning and action. Topics such as the meaning of suffering and death,challenges of death to morality,psychological spiritual processes of dying and bereavement are considered.

Prequisites: None

PHI 312

Bioethics Seminar

This course analyzes ethical dilemmas and problems posed by developments in the biosciences. Problems discussed include choices for life or death, allocation of resources, human experimentation, reproductive technologies and professional-client relationships.

Prequisites: PHI-201 or PHI/RS-214

PHI 336

Problems in Professional Ethics

This is an interdisciplinary course that examines how sociopolitical conditions have contributed to the self image and value crisis in the health professions. A variety of problem-solving techniques are studied in order to offer alterative social policies that would reconstruct the identify of the professions.

Prequisites: Phi-201 or RS-201

SPE 201

Public Speaking

This is an introduction to speaking before groups and includes techniques of speech preparation and delivery,adapting to the purpose of the speaking situation,and practice in various types of oral presentation in a comfortable workshop atmosphere.

Prequisites: None


Social Sciences:

Course Number Course Name Credits

PSY 101 or PSY 203

Choose one elective from PSY 101 or PSY 203

SOC 101 or SOC 102

Choose one elective from SOC 101 or SOC 102

HIS 103 or HIS 111 or HIS 203 or HIS 204

Choose one elective from HIS 103, HIS 111, HIS 203 or HIS 204

PSC 201 or ECO 201 or ECO 202

Choose one elective from PSC 201, ECO 201 or ECO 202

Three Free Electives

Choose three electives.

Subtotal: 59


Course Number Course Name Credits
CSC 151

Introduction to Programming I

This is an introduction to computer programming using a modern language: program structure, procedures, functions, loops, if-then-else, arrays and records.

Prequisites: MAT-101 or achieve a placement test score indicatingmastery of the MAT-101 material.

MAT 123

Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course includes the underlying fundamental mathematical principles and their application to a wide range of statistical methods and tests. Included are the following: sampling, frequency distributions, probability, regression,confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square and correlation. Existent computer software such as MiniTab is utilized by students to aid and facilitate the analysis of results. Not open to those who have taken MAT 120

Prequisites: one computer science course or take 1 course fromPHY-101L PHY-103L or PHY-111L

MAT 124

Intermediate Applied Statistics

This course continues and expands the material present in MAT 123. The course will cover hypothesis testing for variances, symmetric versus asymmetric distributions, non-parametric methods for one, two or multiple samples, measures of association, multifactor analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance. The material focuses on the application of known methods. Large data sets will be employed to explore the methods presented in class. The course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.

Prequisites: MAT-123 with a minimum grade of C.

MAT 220

Applied Regression Analysis

The course covers the ideas behind, application of, and evaluation of regression processes, which are used to explore the relationships between variables. This course will cover simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, regression diagnostics, use of qualitative variables as predictors, transformations of variables, collinear data, and logistical regression. The material focuses on the application of known methods. Large data sets will be employed to explore the methods presented in class. The course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB, or SAS.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: MAT-124 and achieve a minimum grade of C.

MAT 222

Statistical Computing

Students will learn about various types of relational database programs and understand the fundamental aspects of SQL (Structured Query Language). This course covers database concepts, design concepts, database administration, and web-based databases. Students will receive an introduction to the SAS programming language with a focus on manipulation, summarizing, and basic statistical analysis of large data sets.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: Mat-123 and achieve a minimum grade of C, 1 CSC course - CSC-151 is prefered.

MAT 224


This course provides an introduction to common experimental designs in the health sciences, such as clinical trials, case-control studies, and cohort studies, and the statistical methods used in those studies, including odds ratios, relative risk, logistic regression, longitudinal analysis, and survival analysis. Emphasis is placed on practical data analysis in biology and medicine. The course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: Mat-220 and achieve a minimum grade of C

MAT 228

Applied Statistical Inquiry

The course will cover the process of statistical inquiry, including defining the problem, hypotheses development, selection of appropriate variables, test selection, interpretation of results, and reporting of conclusions. Large data sets will be employed to explore the methods presented in class. Group projects and oral presentations will simulate real life job experiences in the analytics industry. This course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: Mat-220 Mat-222 Mat-224 and achieve a minimum grade of C

HSM 110

Introduction to Public Health

Public health aims to prevent and treat disease and to promote and protect health through strategies that engage the community. This course will examine the history of public health as well as core areas of public health including assessment, assurance and policy development. Students will learn about health promotion and disease promotion and disease prevention of communicable and non-communicable disease social and behavioral aspects of health, epidemiology, environmental health and health policy.

Prequisites: None

HSM 203

Medical Terminology

This course applies medical terminology including word components (root word, prefix and suffix), medical abbreviations, pathologies and diagnostic tests. Students also learn how to conduct a chart review, interpret admission notes, surgical reports, discharge summaries, and understand the components of a SOAP note.

Prequisites: None

HSM 210

Delivering Health Services

This course presents a systems approach to the delivery of health services. Students will develop an understanding of the basic structures and operations of health care systems. The course examines resources, processes and outcomes of health systems.

Prequisites: None

HSM 318

Resource Management in Health Care

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the principles of managing health care resources and to the methods used to analyze and evaluate the use of resources in delivering health service. The objective will be to expose students to approaches to cost containment and to the need for partnership with clinical providers to achieve success in providing effective and efficient care. Students will develop and understanding of well-established methods of resource management along with emerging and developing methods such as value-based payment and accountable care organizations.

Prequisites: None

HSM 320

Health Services Internship

Under the supervision of a qualified preceptor and program faculty, students complete approximately 80 hours of fieldwork in the area of community health and health education. This course includes one hour of weekly seminar.

Prequisites: HSM-210

HSM 406

Health Informatics

This course provides an overview of clinical information, administrative information and decision support information systems. Emphasis is placed on decision support, specifically information and analytical tools to support managerial decision making.

Prequisites: MGT-318 HSM-210

HSM 408

Reimbursement Payment System

This course analyzes third-party payment programs and reimbursement practices in the health care sector.

Prequisites: HSM-310 MAT-123

HSM 410

Health Care Law

This course introduces students to the major legal issues and principles in the health care field and in the administration of health care services and examines the phases of project planning and management. Students will learn how to set reasonable goals and determine a time line and budget. They will also learn how to lead and facilitate teams through the work plan.

Prequisites: HSM-210

HSM 413

Performance Improvement Hlth Services

This course is designed to introduce the health analytics student to principals of clinical quality management and performance improvements in the health care setting. The course will focus on the definition and implementation of quality standards, as well as the methods used by health care delivery systems to better meet evidence-based and measurable standards. The course will also cover the relationships between health care quality.Utilization and risk management.

Prequisites: None

HSM 414

Project Planning & Management

This course examines the phases of project and management in health care organizations. Students will learn how to use a systems approach to integrate local, state and federal health care mandates and professional standards in setting reasonable goals, determine a time line and budget. They will learn how to lead and facilitate team of support staff, professionals and allied health professionals through the work plan. They will learn to present the project verbally and in writing using a variety of presentation formats.

Prequisites: HSM-406

HSM 420

Advanced Health Services Internship

This course provides the opportunity for the application of theories and principles of classroom learning. Under the supervision of a qualified preceptor and program faculty, students will complete approximately 80 hours of fieldwork in an area of the health care system. This course includes approximately one hour of weekly seminar.

Prequisites: HSM-320

BIO 117

Drugs and Disease

What exactly is a heart attack? Why does aspirin health prevent strokes? Why are anti-depressants associated with suicide? This basic course will answer these questions while providing an overview of common disease states and the drugs used to treat them. Disease states of the major organ systems will be covered as well as the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. Prerequisite: None: however, basic knowledge in biology is recommended; not eligible for elective credit in the major.

Prequisites: None

SOC 400

Social Epidemiology

This course focuses on social epidemiology,the factors determining the occurrence and distribution of disease,health defects,disability and death among groups. The interdisciplinary nature of epidemiological theory,statistical measures commonly used,and an analysis of the distribution of health care in the United States are studied.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

MGT 305

Principles of Management

This course focuses on the nature and theory of management. It emphasizes the functional application of the basic principles of management to realistic business situations.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

MGT 318

Information and Communication Tech Mgt

The course explores the role, meaning, background and theory of MIS in the organization and focuses on planning, implementation, effect and challenges of management information and communication technologies.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: MGT-305, CSC-110 or CSC-151. Not applicable to ADVANCEstudents. See instructor for requisite override.


Total: 64

Minimum total credits for graduation: 123


Academic Requirements for the Health Analytics Program


Applicants must meet these criteria for entrance into the health analytics program:

  1. A combined SAT score of 1100 (or ACT 24), and
  2. High school average of at least 87%, and
  3. High school rank in the upper one half of the class, and
  4. Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Good Academic Standing

To be in good academic standing in the health analytics program students must:

  1. Achieve a semester GPA of 2.50, and
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50, and
  3. Earn minimum grades of C in all courses required for the major.

*Courses with a grade below C must be repeated, but may only be repeated once.

Academic Probation

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 come off probation if they meet the requirements for good academic standing listed above.


Students will be dismissed from the health analytics program if they:

  1. Fail to remain in good academic standing after having been on academic probation during a previous (non-summer) semester, or
  2. Fail to earn a minimum grade of C in a repeated course.


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


Health Services Administration Department

The health services administration department offers a bachelor of science degree in health services management, health analytics, public health, as well as a master of science degree in health services administration, a doctorate in health administration, and three advanced certificates in health services administration, long-term care and clinical research associate. The undergraduate programs are described in the undergraduate catalog.

The health services administration department offers graduate courses in fall and spring semesters primarily with limited offerings in summer sessions. Classes are delivered full on campus, fully online (distance learning) and hybrid ( a mix of on campus and distance learning). On campus courses are offered on Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 - 8:15 PM.