|HMP 401||United States Health Care Systems 1||4|
|HMP 403||Introduction to Public Health||4|
|MATH 420||Finite Mathematics||4|
|HHS 540||Statistics for Health and Human Service Professionals||4|
|or MATH 439|| Statistical Discovery for Everyone|
|or PSYC 402|| Statistics in Psychology|
|or SOC 402|| Statistics|
|or ADMN 510|| Business Statistics|
|or EREC 525|| Statistical Methods and Applications|
|HMP 501||Epidemiology and Community Medicine||4|
|HMP 611||Introduction to Health Information Systems||4|
|HMP 621||Pre-practicum Seminar||2|
|HMP 622||Field Practicum in Organizational and Project Analysis, and Management Skills Development||3|
|HMP 624||Post Practicum Seminar||2|
|HMP 631||Health Issues Seminar||2|
|HMP 642||Health Economics||4|
|HMP 711||Health Systems Research I||4|
|HMP 712||Health Analytics||4|
|HMP 721||Managing Health Care Organizations||4|
|HMP 723||Health Planning||4|
|HMP 735||Social Marketing||4|
|HMP 740||Health Care Financial Management||4|
|HMP 742||Strategic Management for Health Care Organizations (HMP Track Course)||4|
|HMP 744||Health Ethics and Law||4|
|HMP 746||Health Policy||4|
|Human Behavior and the Public Health|
|Health Care Management II (Health Services Management Track)|
|Health Care Financial Management II|
|Honors Project/Research Design 3|
|Honors Project/Research 4|
HMP 622 Field Practicum in Organizational and Project Analysis, and Management Skills Development is the required 400 hour 10-week field practicum, (or administrative internship), which constitutes an essential part of the HMP academic program. The field practicum occurs during the summer between junior and senior year, typically beginning in late May and ending in late August, requiring a full-time commitment of the student. Students must be an HMP major, in good academic standing in the major, and must retain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to be granted permission to enroll in the course.
This experience allows students to explore an area of special interest in depth that integrates class work with a supervised field experience. Given sufficient timing of student requests, efforts will be made to arrange practica at distant sites based on special needs. Field practicum sites are selected with student involvement. Typical sites are often concentrated in central and Northern New England, but the experience could also be elsewhere, including abroad.
HMP majors must obtain a minimum of a B- in all HMP required courses and prerequisite courses. Majors must have an overall grade-point average of 3.00 to remain in the major. Students not continuing to make progress in the major, as evidenced by a low grades (below B-), incomplete courses, and/or administrative failures resulting in a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0 may, upon determination by the Health Management and Policy faculty, be excluded from the major and participation in the Field Practicum. An exclusion from the major may also be necessary to resolve questions concerning major departmental requirements or University academic standards.
The academic action of exclusion could be a temporary action if a petition is completed by the student detailing the extenuating circumstances and providing supportive documentation. After the petition has been reviewed, a determination of denial or approval will be made by the Health Management and Policy faculty. Should a petition be granted approval to remain in the major due to extenuating circumstances, the student must demonstrate academic progress (B- in HMP courses and 3.0 GPA) the following semester or they will be excluded from the major without the option to return.
Internal Applications for HMP Major
Students interested in additional information or in applying for admission to the health management and policy major should attend an HMP information session, and/or contact the academic department coordinator. Efforts should be made to complete this process during the freshman year or early in the sophomore year to ensure sufficient time to complete the required courses (HMP 401, HMP 403, HMP 501, MATH 420, and Statistics). Admitted UNH students can apply to the major once the student meets the application requirements, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and at least two of the required courses completed with a B- or higher; however all HMP required courses must be completed with a B- or better to progress in the major.
Honors in Major
The department offers an honors-in-major program. Students must meet the department's requirement of having an overall 3.7 grade-point average at UNH and a 3.7 grade-point average for required HMP courses taken by the end of the spring semester sophomore year to be invited to Honors-in-Major. Honors-in-major students take a total of three honors designated major courses during the junior year and senior year, as well as completing an honors thesis project during the senior year, HMP 798H and HMP 799H. Students work on the honors thesis with a faculty member within the HMP department who has knowledge in the specific topic. Students should contact the academic department coordinator for further information.