Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management

College of Health Sciences

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management provides health care professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge of health care management issues. An accelerated format is available for many of the courses so the certificate can possibly be earned in three semesters or less.

Required Courses
HEA 513Legal Aspects of Health Care3
HEA 514Approaches to Health Care Delivery3
HEA 516Health Care Management3
HEA 613Advocacy and Quality of Health Care Services3
HEA 614Health Care Technology and Information Management3
HEA 616Strategic Leadership in Health Care3
Total Minimum Credits Required18


To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

This program will benefit physicians, nurses, clinicians, managers, and professional staff in the healthcare industry. In addition, it will be valuable to those in managed care and not-for-profit organizations, government, consulting firms, and the pharmaceutical industry, among others. A certificate in healthcare management will be issued when the requirements of the certificate program have been fulfilled. This certificate can also be earned as part of the Master of Public Health program (Healthcare Management Track).

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
HEA 613 Advocacy and Quality of Health Care Services 3
HEA 614 Health Care Technology and Information Management 3
Semester Two
HEA 513 Legal Aspects of Health Care 3
HEA 616 Strategic Leadership in Health Care 3
HEA 514 Approaches to Health Care Delivery 3
 Total Credits18