Undergraduate Programs

Health Policy and Administration is a major for students interested in the management, business and policy aspects of health care. The specific mission of the baccalaureate program is to develop graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values appropriate for work in entry-level management or policy-related positions or for graduate education in health policy, health law, health services research, public health, and other health-related fields.

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International Study Opportunities

HPA has a goal of educating s tudents who will become industry professionals with the potential to be higly competitive in the international arena. HPA offers the following international opportunities for students.

Semester Programs

Health Practice & Policy Program (London, UK and Kingston, JA)

The Health Practice & Policy program was created to meet the academic needs of students in health majors and minors. The program allows students to immerse themselves in public health issues in various locations such as London and Oxford in the United Kingdom, and Kingston, Jamaica, through theories and practice. Some of the courses offered for Penn State sutdents include one health studies taught by IES Abroad in London, a lecture series and seminar taught at the Institute of Human Sciences at the University of Oxford, one elective course from the Study Londa Program, and an intensive service learning and practicum in London and Kingston at the University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Mona. In the last two weeks of the semester, students participate in an extended field study trip to Kingston at the University of West Indies School of Nursing, Mona where they learn through lectures, discussions, and a practicum at community health clinics.

Students must take 15 credits per semester including required and optional program components.

To see more about this opportunity click here: http://gpglobalea.gp.psu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10716

Short-Term Faculty Led Programs

Costa Rica

HPA 401, Comparative Health Systems, will again offer an embedded program to Costa Rica in 2015. The dates for travel are Sunday, Nov. 29th – Sunday, Dec. 6th 2015. If you wish to participate in this trip please enroll in HPA 401 as soon as possible. Please visit the 2014 web site to see pictures and read about the 2014 trip at – http://sites.psu.edu/hpacostarica2014/