General Program Information
The Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary 18-credit-hour program of study designed to provide the learner with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the health care environment. The focus of the program is to assist students to envision a broadened career perspective on the changing scope of health care delivery and management. Faculty from the Colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, and Public Health design and teach the courses within the program.
Admission to the Program
The criteria for admission to the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program includes:
- A baccalaureate degree; and
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include an application, essay, official transcripts from all colleges attended, three (3) professional references, and a résumé. If a student is seeking simultaneous admission to a degree program in the colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, or Public Health, and the Health Care Management Certificate Program, the student must submit two (2) applications, a dual degree form, one set of the required credentials (transcripts, test scores, references, etc.) and pay one application fee. If a student is currently admitted to one of the above degree programs in administration and later wishes to be considered for admission to the Health Care Management Certificate Program, the student must only submit a completed application form indicating an interest in the certificate program and a dual degree form.
All applications will be evaluated by the Program Coordinator. Factors given consideration in the admission decision include the following: grade point average, professional work experience, writing ability, demonstrated interest in health care management, and references. Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments and goals in the essay and résumé.
First preference for admission will be given to candidates who meet all criteria and file a completed application no later than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program. Applications will be considered until the class is filled.
A minimum of eighteen (18) credit-hours is required for the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate. Upon admission to the program, an individualized program of study is designed based upon evaluation of previous coursework and professional experience. A student may transfer up to nine (9) credit-hours of approved coursework into the certificate program. Coursework previously counted toward an earned degree or an earned certificate may not be transferred into the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program. Upon successful completion of the program of study, students will receive a certificate of completion in Health Care Management.
A student may simultaneously enroll in the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate program and a specified degree program if he/she is duly admitted to both programs. Up to eighteen (18) credit-hours of coursework in the certificate program may be approved for transfer into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.
For information and application materials, contact:
East Tennessee State University
Health Care Management
Graduate Certificate Program
Johnson City, TN 37614
Attn.: Dr. Brian C. Martin
Phone: (423) 439-4429 Fax: (423) 439-6710
Program of Study
Each student will design a program of study to include five required three 3-credit-hour courses and one 3-credit-hour elective from the approved list of electives.