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Online Health Services Administration Certificate

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Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 15
  • Courses in Program: Five
  • Cost Per Credit: $700
  • Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to nine
  • Estimated Completion Time: Two semesters

Prepare for career opportunities in the fast-growing medical services management field on your time with D’Youville Online.

Prepare for career opportunities in the fast-growing medical services management field on your time with D’Youville Online.

Get ready to help support practitioners and patients as a health services administrator or manager—and do it faster than you expect. D’Youville Online offers a two-semester Health Services Administration (HSA) Certificate program designed to offer you specialized management knowledge for healthcare settings.

Each course is delivered 100% online in a single eight-week block, so you can master concepts from one topic and move on. Faculty include industry-experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping you succeed in your education and your career. With their support, you’ll strengthen organization and management skills, build understanding of legal and ethical issues within the health services field, become proficient in human resource management, and more.

YOU WILL:

  • Enhance your undergraduate education with management and administration skills tailored for the healthcare industry.
  • Explore finance, data analytics, organizational leadership and other key concepts within the context of hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare businesses.
  • Build working knowledge of legal and ethical issues that impact healthcare and healthcare administration practices.
  • Position yourself to start or advance a healthcare administration or management career.

Give your career a boost quickly or transfer what you learn to a master’s program: it’s your choice.

Our online HSA Certificate is a short-term credential with long-term career impact. However, if you want to level up to our master’s degree program in health services administration, you may be able to transfer all five of the HSA Certificate courses.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS

The health services administration certificate program includes 15 credits and can be completed in two semesters.

COURSES

HSA Certificate Courses

  • HSA 615 Health Systems Organization and Management (3)
  • HSA 616 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations (3)
  • HSA 648 Introduction to Healthcare Finance (3)
  • HSA 652 Healthcare Economics and Public Policy Making (3)
  • HSA 653 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Organizations (3)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the online Health Services Administration certificate program must meet general admissions requirements and submit the following:

To apply, prospective students must submit:

  • A completed online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Official transcripts must demonstrate capability of success in a graduate program, either via a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0; a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work, or a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.
  • An admissions statement/essay specifically addressing how the program will benefit the applicant and the community they serve (about 250 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors, colleagues, or previous professors.
  • A current resume.
  • Must have relevant work experience and/or undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline from an accredited college.*

*Students with an unrelated bachelor’s degree may be considered for acceptance if they can demonstrate extensive professional experience in a healthcare setting.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.

Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

COST Total
Full Program Tuition $700 per credit hour $10,500
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $320
Full Program Total $10,820
*This program takes an estimated two semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

CAREER OUTCOMES

D’Youville’s online health services administration certificate program will prepare you to advance to a management position within the health services field. Whatever your career goals may be, the advanced curriculum and academic support provided in the online HSA Certificate program can help you prepare to succeed in this growing field.

Health Services Administrators

The world of healthcare is changing fast, and health services managers must navigate a complex environment with a growing focus on preventative care. The fast-paced nature of the industry is driven by healthcare facilities restructuring to meet new demands, ever-evolving healthcare delivery systems, and the ongoing pace of technological innovation. As an essential element of this environment, managers are responsible for improving the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery as well as developing strategies and policies to optimize the efficiency of healthcare delivery.

In large facilities, the top administrator works with several assistant administrators to help with a variety of critical areas such as medical records, surgery, health information, nursing, therapy, and billing. In smaller facilities, top administrators often perform a variety of functions themselves with some administrative support.

Clinical Managers

Clinical managers usually receive specialized training in a clinical area such as medical records, nursing, or physical therapy. As part of an integrated healthcare team, clinical managers often are responsible for coordinating activities with managers in other clinical or administrative areas, evaluating patient outcomes and staff performance, developing budgets, analyzing business practices, and communicating those analyses with other managers and administrators in the facility.

Group Medical Practice Managers

Group medical practice managers work with physicians to manage the business affairs of the practice. In small medical groups, physicians often make most of the business decisions and rely on the office managers for day-to-day operational support and management of the office staff. In larger group practices, group medical practice managers often function like senior administrators in hospitals, delegating tasks, managing financial affairs, making policy decisions, evaluating staff, and assessing patient outcomes.

Managed Care Facility Health Services Managers

Managers in managed care facilities often have similar responsibilities to administrators of larger medical group practices, but often are required to extend their responsibilities to promoting and implementing preventative care protocols and engaging in community outreach.

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