Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in Health Development Administration

Regulations effective September 1, 2006


The University Certificate in Health Development Administration is offered by individualized study or grouped study.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan. The University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

  Total credits in the program 60
  Required credits 48
  Elective credits 12
  At the senior level
  Residency requirement.
A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained
through Athabasca University.
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits
None permitted
  General certificate regulations  
  Required Courses (48 credits)  
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles (3)
APST 235 Practicum: Clinical Practice (3)
APST 335 Practicum: Community Health Administration (6)
ECON 321 Economics of Health Care (3)
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition (3)
HADM 315 Health and Community Development (3)
HADM 326 Health Issues: Health and Healing (3)
HADM 336 Community Health Planning (3)
HADM 339 The Organization of the Canadian Health Care System (3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
LGST 331 Administrative Law (3)
MATH 244 Business Mathematics (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (3)
SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences (3)



Elective Courses (12 credits)

Select 12 credits with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior level and a maximum of 6 credits in any one discipline.

ANTH 362 First Nations of Canada (3)
BIOL 230 Human Physiology (6)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business I (Windows) (3)
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communications in Management (3)
COMM 377 Communication and Problem Solving in Groups (3)
COMP 200 Introduction to Computing and Information Systems (3)
ENGL 308 Native Literature in Canada (3)
GOVN 390 Public Policy (3)
HLST 200 Introduction to Human Health (3)
INST 357 Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada (3)
INST 358 Aboriginal Women in Canadian Contemporary Society (3)
INST/HIST 368 History of Canada's First Nations to 1830 (3)
INST/HIST 369 History of Canada's First Nations from 1830 (3)
ORGB 327 Leadership in Organizations (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
POLI 277 Introduction to Political Science I: Concepts, Structures, and Institutions (3)
PSYC 290 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 340 Introduction to Applied Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 379 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 388 Introduction Counselling (3)
PSYC 395 Psychology and Law (3)
SOCI 287 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOCI 316 Sociology of the Family (3)
SOCI 329 Aging and You: An Introduction to Gerontology (I) (3)
SOCI 330 Aging and You: An Introduction to
SOCI 380 Canadian Ethnic Studies (3)
WMST 303 Issues in Women's Health (3)


Specific Regulations

Two practicum courses are required for the UC:HDA. APST 235 is typically scheduled during the late spring and/or early summer of the first year. APST 335 is typically scheduled during the late spring and/or early summer of the second year. These courses are available only as placements in community agencies for students in this program.
Courses in the UC:HDA program are typically enhanced by grouped study designed to increase your success in completing all requirements within two years. Should you fail a required or elective course you may retake it through individualized study, provided it is available (some required courses are available only as grouped study or as placements in community agencies). Should you fail an elective course, you may substitute it with an alternative elective completed through individualized study, if appropriate.
The schedule for all courses required for the UC:HDA and the choice of elective courses may vary from site to site as determined by the UC:HDA coordinator.

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