College credit is available through Penn State’s MHA program for completion of some components of the Year Round Leadership Academy (YRA). Please click here to learn more about the College Credits that are available.

Project-Based Learning


Capstone Project

Put your leadership skills into action. Demonstrate value to your organization. Complete a Capstone project specific to your practice setting.

  • Outline the nature of the problem to be addressed
  • Discuss your role and how you/others are impacted by this challenge
  • Describe the proposed solution and how this will benefit your practice environment/patient care
  • Develop and implement a plan of action
  • Receive feedback on implementation/progress reports monthly
  • Present a summary of the challenge, implementation plan, and outcome of your project to the cohort

Book Reviews (from recommended list)

  • Apply the book’s principles to an actual situation you are facing
  • Receive feedback from coaches and peers