WKU Cohort Programs has expanded a partnership with University of Pikeville (UPIKE) Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. This fall, students at UPIKE can take the Master of Health Administration (MHA). It’s designed for their students who are completing their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DOM) and want to complete an MHA during their rounds.
It’s the second program offered through the WKU-UPIKE partnership – there’s currently a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) pathway program at UPIKE, which offers pre-requisite courses students need to qualify for the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program.
The program was developed to prepare osteopathic medicine students with health care business concepts they will need to be successful in their own practices.
Crissy Priddy from WKU Cohort Programs explains it this way: students completing their DOM are exceptionally busy doing their residency, and this program makes it more convenient for them to go ahead and complete the MHA, too. Students can complete the program through a 2-year or 3-year option and can transfer 12 hours into the program. The 42-credit hour program will be offered online, which will culminate in a face-to-face symposium on the University of Pikeville campus.
To learn more, go to https://www.wku.edu/cohort/upike/index.php.