The Health Services Administration Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals who seek specialized education and certification in health services administration. The flexibility of the program offers baccalaureate degree graduates the opportunity to acquire expertise and specialization in line with their interest, needs and career applications in health services administration. The program embraces different backgrounds and interests and is appropriate for individuals who wish to gain further interdisciplinary education in health services administration. It is suited for graduates from
The program requires the completion of 21 credit hours of courses, 15 of which are required courses. Coursework for this certificate program is offered by distance learning. Required courses address U.S. models of health care practice, health services management and operations, concepts and principles of managed care, financial management in health care, and health policies and economic issues in health services organizations. Additional areas of elective study include courses in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, informatics and information management, managed care, marketing, global perspectives on health policies, or other courses selected with approval of the faculty advisor. An internship is offered in health services administration as an elective. Completion of 15 credit hours is required prior to beginning the internship.
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Applicants may apply for either spring or fall admission.
Required Courses (15 credits)
HSA 5115 Health Svcs Mgmt & Operations (3)
HSA 6155 HealthPol & Econ Issues in HSO(3)
HSA 6179 Models of Fin Mgmt-Health Svcs (3)
HSA 6342 Human Res Mgmt for HC Mgrs(3)
HSA 6385 Planning, Eval & Quality Mgmt (3)
Electives (6 credits)
Select 6 hours from the following:
HSA 6198 Inform & Hlth Mgmt Info Systems(3)
HSA 6930 Topics in Health Services Admin (1-6)
HSA 6942 Health Serv Admin Internship (3)
IHS 6112 Legal & Ethical Aspct of Hlth Care (3)
Or other electives as approved by the advisor.