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HCA students with Dr. Gerald Goodman

The Department of Health Care Administration offers a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Care Management that provides students with a foundation of knowledge necessary for a successful career in health care management. This program is especially tailored for busy health care professionals who are seeking additional management education to advance their careers. The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Care Management is not subject to accreditation by CAHME. The core educational component comprises 19-22 graduate-level credit hours depending on prior academic preparation and student career goals.

Students with no prior accounting background, will need to take a 3 credit hour course in Financial Accounting.*
Students applying for a Long Term Care certificate will need an additional 3 credit hour course in Managing the Long-Term Care for Nursing Administrators.*

Students will learn about the organizational structure and operations of the health care system, and gain expertise in managing both human and financial resources.In addition to these fundamentals, students will be exposed to the ever-present social responsibility and ethical concerns facing those in decision-making roles.  

Course Curriculum (Note: Certificate hours cannot be satisfyied by transfer credit or by waiving courses):

  • Foundations of Health Services (HCA 5103)
  • Strategic Organizational Theory (HCA 5223)
  • Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Administration (HCA 5253)
  • Human Resources Management in Healthcare Administration (HCA 5343)
  • Management Accounting (HCA 5533) (may require HCA 5513, Financial Acct, as a prerequisite)
  • Ethical Analysis in Health Services (HCA 5383)
  • Managerial Communications (HCA 5213)
  • Elective (for Nursing Home Administration, use HCA 5723)

Students who have successfully completed the certificate program and wish to pursue a master’s degree in health care administration at TWU, at a later date, may apply certificate credit hours toward their degree requirements. However all core course work for the MHA masters degree must be completed within a six-year period.  This includes transfer credits as well as MHA degree requirements. Certificate students must apply as an MHA degree seeking applicant and must complete all of the same admission/application requirements as any other student. Only courses with a grade of B or better will apply toward MHA degree course requirements.

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