Certificate in Health Care Management

Department of Graduate Studies in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Dan Van Dussen

(330) 941-2558


Certificate Description

The health care management graduate certificate is a collaborative program between The Bi­tonte College of Health and Human Services and the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Busi­ness Administration. The sequence of 18 semester hours is designed to meet the needs of students and working professionals preparing for leadership roles in health care management. The certifi­cate consists of six semester hours of business tool courses and twelve semester hours of health care management courses.

Admission requirements

In addition to the minimum College of Graduate Studies admission require­ments, applicants must complete the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent:

Research Methodology
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
AHLT 4810Management Skills for Health Professionals3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3

Students should complete any undergraduate deficiency coursework before completion of the third semester of graduate work and must complete it prior to enrolling in related graduate-level courses.  Also, applicants must submit name and contact information for three references:

  • one from a faculty member,
  • one from an employer, and
  • one from another source, or
  • two from faculty members and one from another source.

Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Certificate Requirements

Must complete at least 6 hours from the following:6
Health Research Methods
And one of the two MGT groups below:
Corporate Financial Management
Financial Accounting and Finance for Decision Making
Both 6923 & 6902 Together
Managing Organizational Talent
Managing and Leading in Organizations
Both 6941 & 6930 Together
Must complete all the following courses:
HHS 6918Program Planning and Evaluation3
HHS 6922Planning and Fiscal Management3
HHS 6960Health Education and Promotion3
Must complete 3 semester hours of the following:3
Community Health Practice
Health Behavior
Health Services Issues
Total Semester Hours18

Learning Outcomes:

The student will demonstrate skills to access and integrate important facts,concepts, principles, and theories in the field of management when developing solutions to problems.