Bryan College of Health Sciences offers a graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management. The program is a 13 credit- hour course of study.
The Healthcare Management Certificate prepares the student to apply management principles, including leadership and management skills, in the healthcare setting. The program consists of 12-credit hours of online management courses and a one-credit field experience. The program can be completed part-time and is designed for completion in two years or less. Courses are offered at both the graduate and undergraduate level, making the program appropriate for those with Associate degrees as well as Baccalaureate degrees.
Philosophy Statement for Healthcare Management Certificate
The Faculty of Bryan College of Health Sciences, Healthcare Management Certificate program, believe that:
Certificate programs are designed to provide a method for individuals to develop skills and knowledge in specialized areas that do not require an in-depth degree program of study. The shortened timeframe for courses and/or the program of study is designed to enhance the ability of the student to complete this specialized education in a way that does not heavily impact their daily workload and/or lifestyle, but still provides them with the opportunity to utilize a process of inquiry, application, and analysis.
The educational process for the healthcare management certificate is a shared responsibility between student and faculty. Students must be committed to achieving their goals through a consistent demonstration of inquiry, information-seeking behaviors, engagement with faculty and peers, and analysis of learning needs. Faculty, likewise, are committed to the responsibilities of serving as a competent resource, guide and professional role model.
Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to:
- Integrate the theories, concepts and skills of management into the healthcare setting.
- Incorporate established principles and guidelines of human resources management into managing in the healthcare setting.
- Role model legal and ethical healthcare management.
- Analyze the impact of healthcare economics on the healthcare industry and the healthcare consumer.
- Refine decision making skills related to healthcare finance and budgeting within the healthcare manager’s role.
Applications are accepted through August 1 for the fall entry, December 1 for spring entry, and April 1 for summer entry.
Each individual who applies for admission to the graduate Healthcare Management Certificate program is evaluated in terms of the following criteria:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a healthcare related field
- Cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for college coursework
- Applicants for whom English is a learned language must take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550 PBT, or 79iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S institution or from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058).