The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program at Liberty University is designed for individuals that have interest in developing leadership expertise within the healthcare field. Students will be taught effective techniques for organizing and improving practices within a variety of healthcare environments. In addition, the program will utilize moral and biblical perspectives to enhance the student’s knowledge regarding healthcare ethics, communication, finance, and professionalism. Those that earn the certificate may find leadership careers within healthcare departments like human resources, medical staff relations or patient care services.
To successfully earn the certificate, students must complete a total of nine credits within three designated courses. The program’s three required courses are Christian Ethics & Health Behavior, Grant Acquisition & Management, and Politics & Health Policy. During the 2013-2014 academic school year, each full-time credit costed the student $490. The program may be completed entirely online.
The program will cover a variety of subjects within healthcare while using both biblical and Christian perspectives. Courses will cover topics such as eugenics, genetic testing, private grants, and public health policy. The program’s curriculum will provide students the opportunity to analyze the role that politics plays within health policy decision making. Students should also gain experience in grant writing and effective grant management.
Liberty University offers a variety of resources for graduate certificate students throughout the program’s duration. Students may use academic advisors, the online library and the Online Writing Center. Students must complete all of the courses through Liberty University with a grade of “C” or higher. The program also requires that students complete the program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)