Certificate in Health Management and Policy

This online certificate is designed for health care professionals who seek to participate in and influence policy development. Professionals in this field need the skills and knowledge to assess the adequacy of current practices and recommend appropriate changes based on societal needs, relevant laws and regulations, and cost effectiveness.

Because health policy development and health care management require a broad base of knowledge across many disciplines, this certificate is applicable to a broad range of health care roles. You will gain essential skills that can be valuable for positions in government, health care organizations, and both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Health management and policy professionals may seek roles in settings such as:

  • Consulting firms
  • Health care associations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals and hospital systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical group practices
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • University or research institutions

Health Management and Policy Certificate

(4 elective credit hours + 12 foundation credit hours = 16 credit hours required)

MPH 602 Public Health Systems (4 credits)
Explores the history, basic structures and operations of public health and health care delivery systems based on Essential Public Health Services.

MPH 610 Health Policy (4 credits)
Addresses the development and advocacy processes for public health policies; provides tools for policy analysis; and application to important public health issues.

MPH 662 Management of Health Services Organizations (4 credits)
Explores basic management principles and practical tools for health management professionals in a variety of public health and health care organizations.

Choose One:

  • MPH 680 The Business of Health Care Delivery (4 credits)
    Explores current topics in the business of delivering health services in the U.S. including insurance, privacy of information, accountable care organizations, and financing structures.
  • MPH 664 Marketing of Health Services (4 credits)
    Explores concepts of marketing theory, planning, strategy, research and implementation of marketing plans.

Learn more about the online Certificate in Health Management and Policy: Request more information or call us today at (866) 295-3104 to speak to an Admissions Advisor.