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Health Systems Management


Meet the demand for technically skilled healthcare professionals.


Certificate, Graduate Level






12 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You'll Learn in the health systems management certificate Program

This graduate-level certificate program prepares students for leadership in the healthcare industry. It addresses the national priority for a University-based curriculum to meet the increased demand for healthcare professionals with competencies in health information technology and health systems transformation. You will receive instruction in various aspects of healthcare leadership, including financial management, public administration, economics and public policy.

What You Can Do with a health systems leadership certificate

The combination of courses provides an advantage in a competitive job market and qualifies you for leadership roles in various healthcare settings.

Admission to the health systems leadership certificate program

  1. General admission to graduate study (for criteria, refer to "Admission to Graduate Study").
  2. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and at least 3.0 on all graduate work that may apply to the certificate.  
  3. In addition, admission to the certificate program will require meeting at least one of the following criteria:  
    1. Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a health care or business position following completion of the bachelor's degree.  
    2. Completion of a prior graduate degree program.


Elmer R. Smith College of Business & Technology

214 Combs Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-5158