Program Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology offers a Certificate in Health Systems Administration for professionals in management and healthcare who want to expand their knowledge of health care management and learn how management techniques are applied to organizations that provide patient care, public health care, or other services that are related to healthcare. Students will study the financial management and personnel management processes that guide the operation of healthcare organizations. In addition, students will be taught the economic and financial environments where healthcare providers must run as efficiently as possible while not compromising patient care.

Students in the program will study through a curriculum which emphasizes the role of managers within the health care system. The curriculum consists of 12 credit hours of classes which may include health care systems and operations, legal and financial aspects of health care administration, and health planning and program development.

Skills that students completing the program will have the capability to demonstrate include an extensive and practical knowledge-base of theory, tools, skills, practices, and research, effective professional and interpersonal practices essential in management, a range of professional strategies that promote their effectiveness in a medical or health care organization, and to demonstrate the ethical, legal, and responsible behaviors necessary for roles in health care services.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Students who wish to pursue a certificate in health systems administration must have completed their associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

    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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