Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate Program in Health Services Administration

Graduate Certificates are offered through the Master of Science Program in Health Services Administration, located in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary center of excellence at Barry University.

Successful candidates will complete 12 credits; i.e., four (4) graduate courses. These are offered on weekends and/or weeknights, depending on the specific track.

These Certificates provide those involved in the health professions with a number of unique options and serve a variety of needs. Graduate Certificates of Achievement may serve as shorter, more focused alternatives to graduate degrees or they may meet the short term goals of those working professionals who will later seek the master’s degree. Alternatively, these programs may serve to update areas of specialization or develop new skills for those with advanced degrees. Credits completed in fulfillment of the requirements for a Graduate Certificate are applicable towards the Master of Science in Health Services Administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration—Public Health dual degree at Barry University.

Admission Requirements

Admission to a graduate certificate program in Health Services Administration requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a 3.0 GPA. Compensating factors can be taken into consideration for students who do not have a 3.0 GPA. In addition, applicants must submit a statement of purpose indicating which certificate program they would like to pursue and their professional goals upon completion of the program. International applicants must meet all requirements for international applicants listed in the general admissions section of the catalog.

Curriculum

Graduate Certificates require the completion of four to five (4‑5) specified graduate courses. All courses are from the Master of Science Program in Health Services Administration within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate of Achievement, candidates must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the program of study,
  • Attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
  • Meet the State of Florida mandated internship requirements.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

Admission is open to applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or listed international institution) and relevant health care or health services experience.

To begin courses, an application form and transcript from a regionally accredited undergraduate program must be submitted along with a non-refundable application fee. Enrollments are open in the Fall or Spring.

Certificate programs may generally be completed within one (1) academic year; however, actual completion timelines are contingent upon course availability. Students interested in the certificate programs should note that courses are offered based on student need and faculty availability.

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Leadership (12 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

HSA-510PRINCIPLES HEALTH SERVICES

3

HSA-620HLTH CARE BUDGET/FIN MGMT

3

HSA-667HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP

3

HSA-668HLTH CARE HUM RES MGMT

3

Graduate Certificate in Medical Group Practice Management (12 credits)

This program is designed for managers who run or seek to run group medical management practices in private practice settings, in medical centers, or in the public sector.

Required Courses (12 credits)

HSA-667HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP

3

HSA-668HLTH CARE HUM RES MGMT

3

HSA-670MEDICAL GROUP PRACTICE MGMT

3

HSA-675HLTH INFO SYS MGT

3

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Planning and Informatics (12 credits)

Required

HSA-620HLTH CARE BUDGET/FIN MGMT

3

HSA-675HLTH INFO SYS MGT

3

HSA-680HEALTH CARE MARKETING

3

HSA-690HEALTHCARE STRAT PLANNING

3

Graduate Certificate in Quality Improvement and Outcomes Management (15 credits)

Required

HSA-520MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

3

HSA-535APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS

3

NUR-638QUALITY IMPROVE NURSING ADMIN

3

HSA-540QUALITY ASSURANCE

3

NUR-679HLTH PROM/DISEASE PREV/EPIDEM

3

Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Epidemiological Research Methods (12 credits)

This certificate is designed for current or aspiring health care managers seeking to develop competencies in the business and scientific research environment. Protocol development and hypothesis testing are important components of the curriculum.

Required

HSA-520MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

3

HSA-535APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS

3

HSA-620HLTH CARE BUDGET/FIN MGMT

3

HSA-675HLTH INFO SYS MGT

3