Curriculum and the Online Experience

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Health Communication Concentration
Master of Arts in Business Communication

Health Communication Concentration
Master of Arts in Business Communication

The program consists of 11 all-online courses of 3 credits each.

  • Communication Processes in Health
  • Medical Concepts and Health Writing
  • Health Communication Theory
  • Business Presentation Strategies
  • Visual Communication
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Information Gathering and Analysis
  • Cultural Conceptions of Health and Illness
  • Health Communication Campaigns
  • Communicating Crises in Health
  • CAPSTONE: Implementing a Health Communication Campaign

The Online Experience

Our Online Health Communication program will offer you a rich and engaging learning experience. Designed for working professionals, this flexible program features both full- and part time online study options.

Because our online program is primarily asynchronous, you will be able to complete most of your course assignments and activities at the time and place that’s best for you.

For example, discussion board question responses can be posted and assignments submitted at a time that is convenient (as long as the activity is completed by the stated due date).

One-on-one access to your faculty is a critical part of the program.
Your professors will be available for meetings in-person, or by phone or streaming video. Each semester, your professors will interact by phone and email, participate actively in discussion boards and webinars, and provide feedback on assignments.

Our full-time faculty, adjunct professors and guest lecturers in the health communication field will bring real problems and scenarios to your classes. Over the course of your studies, peer-to-peer and faculty interactions will include such activities as:

  • Team projects
  • Class presentations
  • Case studies

You will be assisted in all your scheduling and registration needs, as well as to help you plan your coursework and maintain academic progress based on your goals. And as a Rider student, you will also have full access to services and resources of the University, including the Career Success and Development office and University Library.