Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Health Care Risk Management is a graduate-level course of study that is offered through an entirely online format. This certificate may be ideal for working professionals in the field of healthcare, or possibly law, who wish to gain a top-notch education in the critical field of health care risk management. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working professionals in mind; those who wouldn’t typically have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

Health care risk management is a branch of the larger health care field that focuses on minimizing the risks associated with patients’ health. Through the curriculum, which consists of four courses, or 12 credit hours, students may have the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge of health care standards, regulations, issues with negligence and malpractice, and identifying risk exposure in all healthcare settings. Students may also gain the skills to necessary to implement risk control techniques. Additionally, students may become aware of topics such as patient safety issues, quality improvement, and compliance. After successfully completing the curriculum and receiving the Health Care Risk Management Certificate from the University of Florida, some students have gone on to work as licensed Health Care Risk Managers, Administrators, or Supervisors in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals and private health care clinics.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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