Health Science (HS)

HS520: Essentials of Telehealth

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals and basic requirements for incorporating telehealth into a medical and behavioral health practice. The course will guide you through the law and ethics of telehealth, decisions for selecting technology to support telehealth in a practice, and documentation requirements and reimbursement models through appropriate coding and billing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS530: Telehealth Coordination

This course will help you to understand the roles and responsibilities of a telehealth coordinator while ensuring a high level of quality, safety, and privacy for patients who utilize these services. The course will familiarize you with the roles that this position plays including administrative duties, project management skills, establishing policies and procedures, establishing efficient workflows, educating and supporting clinical and nonclinical staff in their unique roles, and effective marketing of a telehealth program. You will learn how to establish and lead the process of integrating telehealth services into an ambulatory medical practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS570: Health Across the Globe

In this health-oriented education abroad experience, you will explore the skills needed to build competency in working with a globally diverse population. Topics covered include understanding cultural values and norms, exploring acculturation experiences, analyzing cultural differences in the delivery and utilization of health-related services, reviewing geographical and socioeconomic influences on health, and communicating effectively across cultures. You will utilize these skills as part of either a virtual or in-person international trip as you experience the local culture and health practices. Upon satisfactory completion of all coursework requirements, you will be eligible to receive the Global Competence Certificate (GCC), an internationally recognized mark of the ability to employ principles of intercultural awareness in professional and social settings. You may also be eligible to receive the Global Scholar micro-credential, which recognizes learners who have distinguished themselves as global scholars through advanced intercultural skill development and participation in a virtual or travel Education Abroad experience. NOTE: There is an additional course fee for participation in the field experience. Please contact PG Education Abroad ( for detailed pricing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: Enrollment in any graduate-level degree program or prior completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree, and permission from School of Health Sciences

HS590: Health Sciences Internship

This course provides a practical working experience in a real-world environment. You will arrange an onsite internship working as a professional for a cooperating employer or a virtual internship with a participating organization. Both the onsite internship and virtual internship environments will provide practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from experienced professionals. This experience will help you develop professional competencies that are desirable in the career marketplace.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: Permission from School of Health Sciences Dean and internship directors

HS810: Advanced Health Policy

The advanced policy course presents the key components, relationships, and interdependencies between policy, laws, ethics, and governance in health and health-related systems. You will analyze their interconnected relationships associated with the effective and equitable delivery of health-related services and the governance of health systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS820: Global and National Health and Health Systems

The global and national systems course guides you through an examination of the differences and similarities of national and global health-related systems. You will explore roles as applied to multiple health-related scenarios, issues, and challenges to these systems. The course will also provide you with the opportunity to generate a model for cooperative, effective health promotion across national and global platforms.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS830: Advanced Health Issues and Trends

The advanced health issues and trends course creates a platform for you to investigate current topics in health. You will analyze and synthesize key components of those issues and trends, evaluate effectiveness of new practices, and propose innovative solutions to current challenges.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS840: Advanced Health Research and Analysis Methods

This course presents the concepts of quantitative and qualitative research methods related to health care. You will learn to identify research methodology and then apply the knowledge of those principles to data-driven analysis and decision-making in a health-related organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS850: Advanced Health Leadership

Advanced health leadership breaks down key components of the leadership environment and current practice. You will analyze and assess leadership effectiveness and models. You will have the opportunity to generate your own philosophy and model of leadership as well as a strategic plan for a select health system or department.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS860: Health Science Doctoral Project I

This course will provide the entry point into the doctoral project. The project will include a literature review, project proposal and revision as needed, IRB approval, implementation, results and analysis, and presentation. Steps that are not completed during HS860 can be completed during HS870.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: HS840

HS870: Health Science Doctoral Project II

This course provides you the opportunity to continue and complete the doctoral project as outlined in HS860.

Quarter Credit Hours: 10 | Prerequisite: HS860 or permission from the Dean

HS871: Health Science Doctoral Project Extension Course

This course should only be taken following HS870 Health Science Doctoral Project II for the specific purpose of doctoral project completion.

Quarter Credit Hours: 0 | Prerequisite: HS870