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Undergraduate Calendar 2010|11

Health Development Administration

University Certificate in Health Development Administration

Regulations effective September 1, 2010.

The University Certificate in Health Development Administration is offered by individualized study and where feasible, by grouped study (classroom and video conference delivery), in collaboration with a variety of community colleges in Alberta.

Faced with tighter budgets and rising costs, health services administration is in the process of reinventing itself. Health care managers are looking for innovative, cost-effective, and results-oriented ways of meeting the ever-increasing demands placed upon our health care system.


Program Plans

Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.

Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

Program Structure
Total credits in the program 60
Required credits 48
Elective credits 12
At the senior level 36
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  
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles (3)
ECON/HADM 321 Health Care Economics (3)
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition (3)
HADM 235 Practicum: Clinical Practice (3)
HADM 315 Health and Community Development (3)
HADM 326 Health Issues: Health and Healing (3)
HADM 335 Practicum: Community Health Administration (6)
HADM 336 Community Health Planning (3)
HADM 339 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 six credits at the senior level and a maximum of six credits in any one discipline.

ANTH 362 Aboriginal Cultures of North America (3)
BIOL 230 Human Physiology (6)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communications in Management (3)
COMP 200 Introduction to Computing and Information Systems (3)
ENGL 308 Native Literature in Canada (3)
GOVN 390/POLI 392 Public Policy and Administrative Governance (3)
HLST 200 Introduction to Human Health I (3)
INST 357 Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada (3)
INST 358 Aboriginal Women in Canada (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 to Counselling (3)
PSYC 395 Forensic Psychology (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 Gerontology (II) (3)
SOCI 380 Canadian Ethnic Studies (3)
WGST 303 Issues in Women’s Health (3)


Specific Regulations

  1. Two practicum courses are required for the UC: Health Development Administration. HADM 235 is typically scheduled during the late spring and/or early summer of the first year. HADM 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.
  2. Courses in the UC: Health Development Administration 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.
  3. The schedule for all courses required for the UC: Health Development Administration and the choice of elective courses may vary from site to site as determined by the UC: Health Development Administration coordinator.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2010.

Updated December 09, 2011