Certificate in Health Sciences Management

Average Time to Complete On average, students take one or two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 18 months.

About the Program

UVA | Certificate | Online – The UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ online graduate Certificate in Health Sciences Management provides a foundation of management competencies for individuals working in health care and looking to advance into entry-level positions in health care management.

Coursework focuses on the core knowledge and competencies recognized by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Career Paths

  • Outpatient Clinical Manager
  • Health Care Finance Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Manager
  • Hospital Supply

Courses & Requirements

18 Graduate Credits | Course Checklist

The graduate Certificate in Health Sciences Management requires you to complete a total of 6 courses (4 required and 2 electives). Coursework focuses on the core knowledge and competencies recognized by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and includes an introduction to health care management, economics and finance, and an overview of public health. Electives include human resource management, legal and ethical decision making, information systems, customer service staffing and training, and other relevant topics.

The Annual Course Schedule and course descriptions are available on the web to help plan your course progression.

Cost & Financial Aid

Estimated cost of certificate:*

In State: $8,244

Out of State: $15,660

*Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Students can easily access the resources available to them through the Student Portal, where they will find academic resources and policies, information about UVA and Charlottesville, how to pay for a class, or set up their email accounts. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on the Student Portal.

How to Apply

Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count toward satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken prior to admission. Formal application and admission instructions, contact information, application deadlines, and transcript information, are available online.

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