Certificate in Health Services Administration

The Health Services Administration Certificate is designed for students interested in: 1) gaining knowledge related to the U.S. health care delivery system and management roles in public, not-for-profit, and private health care settings, and 2) developing health care management competencies for professional development. 

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (37 units)

Required courses (37)
ACCT 2110Introductory Accounting I3
ECON 2201Principles of Microeconomics3
HSCI 1200Health and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach3
HSCI 1200LHealth and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach Lab1
HSCI 2202Software Applications in the Health Sciences3
HSCI 2203Introduction to Statistics in Health Sciences3
HSCI 3040Introduction to Health Services Administration 3
HSCI 3060Medical Care Organizations3
HSCI 4060Strategic Planning and Marketing in the Health Care System3
HSCI 4080Leadership in Health Services Administration3
MGMT 3020Organizational Behavior3
Six units chosen from:6
Operations Management
Global Health
Social Determinants of Health
Health and Wellness of Older Adults
Human Resource Management in Health Care
Information Systems & Financial Management in Health Care
Health Policy, Law, and Ethics
Cultural Competency
Hospital Administration
Managed Care Systems
Total Units37