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Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate supports the goals of the college and university by providing opportunities for people to expand their collaborative action, critical thinking, change management and strategic planning skills. Students who successfully complete a certificate offered by this program will become more effective manager/administrators or collaborators within the health delivery system.

The Health Services Administration certificate is intended to provide students, who have an interest in working within the health field, with an understanding of the many different types of health organizations that exist within the U.S. The courses also present students with an overview of the financial, legal and administrative issues that face all health administrators in today's market.

Admission Requirements/Preparation

The Health Services Administration program encourages people with a bachelor degree and who are interested in health services administration, to enroll in the graduate courses offered. Depending on one's background and multitude of health care entities (public and experience, certain prerequisite courses could be needed. Students who have a bachelor's degree in business, public administration, social work or related disciplines may have the necessary preparation to enroll in the courses and Certificate Program with little or no additional preparation. Students who have a bachelor's degree in business, public administration, social work or related disciplines may have the necessary preparation to enroll in the courses and Certificate Program with little or no additional preparation. The identification of necessary prerequisites would occur through a review of transcripts and other application material by the program director.

Program Requirements

1. Two copies of official transcripts for all college work completed;

2. Meet graduate program admission requirements;

3. A letter describing one's background and experience in the health delivery system and how the Health Services Administration Certificate fits into one's professional goals.

4. Application materials should be sent directly to Graduate Studies Office, 206 Showalter, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004-2444

Application Deadline

The Health Services Administration programs accept students into courses at any time. HSAD 500, U.S. Health Care Systems is the first class and is offered in the fall. It is the prerequisite for the remaining classes.

What will I study?

Required Certficate Courses (20 credits)

HSAD 500 U.S. Health Care Systems (4)

HSAD 510 Health Law (4)

HSAD 520 Health Reimbursement Issues (4)

HSAD 530 Seminar on Business and Health (4)

HSAD 598 Seminar in Health Services Administration (4)

HSAD 500, 510 and 520 are the core classes for the certificate. HSAD 530 and 598 must be completed for the certificate-only students. For students in master's programs seeking the Professional Specialization Option, the core classes must be completed. Master's students are strongly encouraged to complete HSAD 530 and 598. Master's students, with their program advisor, may determine that other classes would better meet the needs in gaining insight into health issues in their specific discipline. This process will include the HSAD program advisor.

 

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