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Certificate in Health Care Management
This certificate program is particularly relevant to those trained in professional or technical health care fields who have been promoted or who desire promotion into a managerial or supervisory position in health care. A maximum of six (6) credits can be transferred into this certificate. In addition, the certificate provides a starting point for students considering management careers in a health care environment without making a committment to an associate or baccalaureate degree program.
To discuss admission or to obtain more information, please contact Marian Vendemia, director of continuing education, 724-773-3767.
For more information about this certificate program, please visit www.hhdev.psu.edu/hpa/undergrad/cert_prog.html.
The seven required courses (22 credits) provide a deeper understanding of the principles of management, health care financing, legal aspects of business, and the development, organization, and evaluation of a health care facility or department: MGMT 301, ACCTG 211, B LAW 243, ECON 002, H P A 101, H P A 332, and H PA 447.
Introduction to Health Services Organization
HPA 101 (3 credits)
Examination of the social, political, historical, and scientific factors in the development and organization of health services.
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Basic Management Concepts
MGMT 101 (3 credits)
Study of fundamental principles and processes applicable to the understanding of management.
Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
ACCTG 221 (This course is 4 credits, 8 weeks.)
Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.
HPA 332 (3 credits)
Introduction to and analysis of managerial roles and practices in health service organizations.
Legal Environment of Business
B LAW 243 (3 credits)
Social control through laws: courts, basic policies underlying individual and contractual rights in everyday society.
Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
ECON 002 (3 credits)
Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.
Financing Health Care
HPA 447 (3 credits)
Analysis of financial flows, third-party payment programs, and reimbursement practices in the health services sector.
A non-degree application (pdf) must be completed before enrolling in a class.
To obtain a current brochure, please click here (pdf).
To receive a complete information package, please contact the Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.