Health Care Management Certificate

Online Certificate from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning


Ready to move up to management in the health care industry? Then you're ready for an online Certificate in Health Care Management from Excelsior College.

A national leader in distance learning and online education since 1971, Excelsior designed its online health care management certificate for busy working health care professionals with extensive knowledge gained through firsthand experience—including military training and service.

In our flexible, convenient online health care certificate program, you'll develop the leadership and administrative skills that an effective manager needs. But you'll do it in a format that doesn't conflict with ongoing job, family, and life commitments.

You can complete Excelsior's career-building health care management certificate in as little as 14 months, taking online courses when and where they fit into your schedule—perfect for professionals who work on a shift schedule.

You'll apply real-world knowledge to course materials that reflect current health care issues and challenges in areas such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Human resources
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Health care delivery

Find out why so many health care pros move up to management with an Excelsior College Health Care Management Certificate.

Build Your Career at Your Own Pace with a Health Care Management Certificate

An innovator in health care education since the 1970s, Excelsior developed the health care management certificate program in partnership with industry leaders. The interdisciplinary coursework encompasses many health care sectors and is appropriate for professionals in almost every specialty, including:

  • Medical assistants
  • Nutritionists
  • X-ray technicians
  • Dental hygienists
  • First responders
  • Military veterans with medical training

In addition to qualifying you for management positions, the health care certificate can serve as the foundation for a more advanced degree—you can apply the credits toward a bachelor's or master's degree.

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.

By completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Articulate the role of the health care manager within a dynamic and challenging health care environment.
  2. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills to identify problems and implement changes that improve outcomes for clients and staff.
  3. Implement team building strategies that create partnerships and collaboration across disciplines.
  4. Use data to make decisions to determine effective utilization and distribution of fiscal, material, and human resources.
  5. Apply the principles and theories of human resource management to positively impact staff performance and quality outcomes.
  6. Communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders about professional and client care system issues using a variety of strategies.
  7. Develop departmental strategies that address the health care needs of diverse client populations.
  8. Manage care according to the ethical, accreditation, regulatory, and professional standards of care.
  9. Develop and manage an operational plan and budget.
  10. Create an environment that fosters professional growth and development in professional practice.

Minimum of 16 credits. Required courses:

  • Ethics of Health Care
  • Budget and Finance in Health Care Organizations
  • Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
  • Introduction to the Health Care Delivery System
  • Leadership and Change

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