Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2016

Senate Motion #2016-46


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 28, 2016

Date of Second Reading: April 25, 2016

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – School for the Science of Health Care Delivery – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Science of Health Care Delivery

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.    

Rationale: The certificate program addresses the current and future needs of the health and health care workforce – including, but not limited to corporate-suite healthcare executives and administrators, health care providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses), front line staff (respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, speech pathologists, audiologists), and students in the health-related disciplines.

This certificate is also appealing for students with undergraduate degrees who desire to enter into the healthcare field and may not possess a competitive GPA to matriculate into a traditional graduate degree. It also presents additional options for entry points for qualified students into the healthcare field.




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