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Program Details

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.


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

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education