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Meet Adam Rivers

Job Title & Employer
Clinical Manager of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, UPMC Passavant
ABCTE Program, Accounting, Acting, Adult Learning and Training-M.A., Animation & Visual Effects, Animation, Applied Computer Science, Athletic Coaching-M.Ed., Behavioral Sciences, Biological Sciences, Broadcast Production, Broadcast Reporting, Business Management, Cinema Arts, Cinema Production, Civil Engineering Technology, Clinical Psychology-Psy.D., Communication Technology-M.A., Community Psychology-M.A., Community Engagement-Ph.D., Concurrent M.A. in Media Communication and MBA, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Administration-M.S., Curriculum & Instruction-M.A., Curriculum & Instruction-M.A. (Hybrid/Fully Online Option), Dance (ballet), Dance (jazz), Dance (modern), Digital Journalism, Early Childhood Education-A.A., Economics and Finance, Education 4th – 8th Grade, Education Pre-K – 4th Grade, Educational Administration-M.A. , Educational Administration-M.A. (Hybrid/Fully Online Option), Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Management-M.S., English, English/Creative Writing, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Studies-M.S., Forensic Science, Funeral Service, Global Cultural Studies, Graphic and Interactive Design, Health Care Administration and Management-M.S., History, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and Business Analytics-M.S., Instructional Studies, Intelligence and Global Security-M.A., Intelligence and National Security-traditional/certificate, Interdisciplinary Design, Journalism, Leadership and Administration-Ed.D., Leadership-M.A., Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies-Capstone, MBA, Marketing and Sales, Mass Communication-B.A., Mass Communications (interdisciplinary), Master's - Non Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Media Communication-M.A., Multimedia, Musical Theatre, Non-Degree, Organizational Leadership, Photography, Photojournalism, Political Science, PreK-4th Grade Certification-M.Ed., Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Program, Psychology-B.A., Public Administration, Public Administration-EMS Administration-B.S., Public Administration-Fire Service Administration-B.S., Public Relations & Advertising, Public Relations, Advertising & Social Media, School Principal Certification, School Principal Certification-(Hybrid/Fully Online Option), Screenwriting-B.F.A., Secondary Education, Secondary Education-M.Ed., Social Justice Studies, Special Education-M.Ed., Special Education-M.Ed. (Hybrid/Fully Online Option), Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management, Sports Communication, Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, Teaching and Leadership-M.Ed., Theatre Arts, Theatre Production (design), Theatre Production (stage-management), Theatre Production (technical design/management), Undecided, Writing for Screen and Media-B.A., Writing for the Stage and Screen-M.F.A.
April 2018
Saint Johnsbury, Vt.
High School
Saint Johnsbury Academy
Now Living In
Moon Township, Pa.
Hobbies & Interests
Volunteering and going to sporting events

"The Master of Science in health care administration program at Point Park clearly prepared Adam to apply the following leadership principles to his practice: financial management, human resource management, community assessment, lean strategies and customer experience. This program was the perfect fit for Adam. It allowed him to be creative about the challenges in health care today, not only from a clinical aspect, but from a world health aspect. Adam has been identified as a future leader of our organization and I look forward to supporting him on his journey."

Darlene L. Morocco, Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Services, UPMC Passavant

"Earning a Master of Science degree in health care administration and management showed employers I had the tools to perform the job of clinical manager at a high level ... Graduate school was no easy task, but it has propelled me forward to this great career."

Adam Rivers

How did your M.S. degree help with your recent promotion to clinical manager at UPMC Passavant?

The education I received from Point Park University was in line with the required job duties of this position. Earning a Master of Science degree in health care administration and management showed employers I had the tools to perform the job of clinical manager at a high level. 

What factors made you choose our Master of Science in health care administration and management program?

The biggest factor that made me choose this program was because it was fully online. This program gave me the opportunity to create a flexible schedule to help me balance a full-time job, school and daily life events. I am also very happy that this degree was tailored to health care. 

How did you balance working full time with graduate school?

I hesitated with applying to this program due to the fear of not being able to balance work and school. I was completely wrong. Balancing school was easier than expected due to this program being online.

What were your favorite classes in the program and why?

My favorite class was Ethics in Health Care. In most of the classes, but especially this class, I learned from case studies and real-life events. I gained knowledge on how to deal with ethical issues. This has helped me with events I face in my job every day. 

What are your career goals?

Currently, I am striving at UPMC Passavant to continue gaining the experience needed to grow professionally. Ultimately, I'd like become a hospital administrator.

Final thoughts?

I would like to thank Point Park and its professors and staff for providing me with this great opportunity. Graduate school was no easy task, but it has propelled me forward to this great career.

Photo by Brandy Richey, senior multimedia major

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