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Health Care Management Certificate

ETSU Online Health Care Management Certificate

Health Care Management Graduate Certificate
Program Overview

The Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary 18-credit-hour program of study designed to provide the learner with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the health care environment. The focus of the program is to assist students to envision a broadened career perspective on the changing scope of health care delivery and management. Faculty from the Colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, and Public Health design and teach the courses within the program.

This online Graduate Certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework. Please contact us for more detailed information about this program.

Admission

The criteria for admission to the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program includes:

  • A baccalaureate degree;
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include an application, essay, official transcripts from all colleges attended, three (3) professional references, and a résumé. If a student is seeking simultaneous admission to a degree program in the colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, or Public Health, and the Health Care Management Certificate Program, the student must submit two (2) applications, a dual degree form, one set of the required credentials (transcripts, test scores, references, etc.) and pay one application fee. If a student is currently admitted to one of the above degree programs in administration and later wishes to be considered for admission to the Health Care Management Certificate Program, the student must only submit a completed application form indicating an interest in the certificate program and a dual degree form.
  • All applications will be evaluated by the Program Coordinator. Factors given consideration in the admission decision include the following: grade point average, professional work experience, writing ability, demonstrated interest in health care management, and references. Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments and goals in the essay and résumé.

First preference for admission will be given to candidates who meet all criteria and file a completed application no later than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program. Applications will be considered until the class is filled.

Your Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program:

A minimum of eighteen (18) credit-hours is required for the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate. Upon admission to the program, an individualized program of study is designed based upon evaluation of previous coursework and professional experience. A student may transfer up to nine (9) credit-hours of approved coursework into the certificate program. Coursework previously counted toward an earned degree or an earned certificate may not be transferred into the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program. Upon successful completion of the program of  study, students will receive a certificate of completion in Health Care Management.

A student may simultaneously enroll in the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate program and a specified degree program if he/she is duly admitted to both programs. Up to eighteen (18) credit-hours of coursework in the certificate program may be approved for transfer into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.

Course Requirements

  • ACCT 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance (3 credits) or
  • NRSE 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance (3 credits)  
  • HSMP 5525 - Health Services Organization and Delivery (3 credits) or
  • MGMT 5525 - Health Services Delivery (3 credits)  
  • NRSE 5530 - Health Care Organizations and Law (3 credits) or
  • MGMT 5530 - Health Care Organizations and Law (3 credits) or
  • HSMP 5530 - Health Care Organizations and Law (3 credits)  
  • HSMP 5550 - Human Resource Management in Health Organizations (3 credits) or
  • MGMT 5550 - Human Resources Management (3 credits) or
  • NRSE 5550 - Human Resource Management in Health Organizations (3 credits)  
  • MGMT 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care (3 credits) or
  • NRSE 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 credits) or
  • HSMP 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care (3 credits)

Total Required Coursework Hours: 18 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog
Health Care Management Graduate Certificate

Tuition

2014-15 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $542 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $688 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014-2015 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.

Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

 

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