Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration
The healthcare administration certificate is designed for healthcare workers who hold non-administrative degrees and for administrative degree holders who have no healthcare experience and wish to seek employment
In the case of current healthcare workers who have earned healthcare-related degrees, exposure to certificate courses will increase their skill set and position them for advancement into or within management. Students with administrative-related undergraduate degrees (such as in business or public administration) will gain an in depth knowledge of the health care field. The certificate program provides both sets of students the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and success in healthcare administration.
Candidates who successfully complete the certificate will gain an understanding of:
- The structure and functions of health care organizations
- How reimbursement and third party reimbursement systems function
- How legal and regulatory constraints affect the operation, management and financing of healthcare organizations
- The role played by information technology in managing health care
Quality and Convenience:
The certificate is designed to assist administrators in the delivery of state-of-the-art healthcare. The program curriculum evolves in response to the ever-changing roles and responsibilities confronting administrators in the healthcare industry. The certificate requires the completion of five three-credit courses offered in an accelerated, seven-week format. Students can earn a certificate in as little as six months.