Program Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology offers an Advanced Certificate in Leadership in Health Care for students interested in developing their management and leadership skills in organizations that provide healthcare services. Students will develop fundamental skills in leadership through training and instruction in the responsibilities of leaders and administrators in healthcare.  The credits earned during the certificate program can be applied towards a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Students may enhance their understanding of the responsibilities of leaders in health care services through the curriculum. The curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of classes which include group dynamics and facilitation skills, marketing within health care, and leadership tools and techniques.

Students who complete this certificate program will have the potential to exhibit effective communication skills at the individual and group levels, the ability to identify the components of the healthcare delivery system and external environmental factors affecting the management of healthcare organizations, and the ability to analyze laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policy that impact healthcare organizations and health services delivery.

In addition, graduates are expected to be able to analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization to identify and resolve problems and improve performance, and to demonstrate an understanding of the roles, perspectives, and expectations of clinical practitioners, how they differ from nonclinical staff, and the challenges these differences present for management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Founded in 1829, the private not-for-profit RIT initially served as a meeting hall for lectures and a library for the local community. Today, that community has expanded from a main campus in Rochester, NY to include two additional campuses, one in Eastern Europe and the other in Dubai.

    RIT offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Applied Science and Technology
    • Saunders College of Business
    • B. THomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
    • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
    • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
    • College of Science

    Realizing that education matters to many working professionals and adult students, RIT’s online program provides a wide array of choices ranging from master’s degrees to associate’s degrees and diploma programs.


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