Nov 27, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Health Care Services Administration Certificate


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The health care services administration certificate program is intended for health and health-related professionals who want the basic administrative and managerial knowledge that this program can provide. The certificate program exposes you to the competencies, knowledge and skills, needed to function more effectively in a variety of administrative and managerial roles throughout health services organizations. Certificate holders will be prepared to work collaboratively with professionals from a variety of disciplines to gain insights into rural and urban program administration and services in order to be able to work with both under-served and other population groups.

The curriculum will prepare baccalaureate and advanced degree graduates, clinical and allied health professionals and business degree graduates to administer programs and agencies that deliver health care and provide supportive leadership skills in a variety of health care services. The certificate program requires a minimum of 27 credit hours consisting of six graduate courses and a practicum.

Eligibility to Apply

The health care services administration certificate program accepts students in two categories: those who have been admitted to an advanced degree program at Ohio University and those who possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree but are not currently in a degree program at Ohio University.

If you are not currently seeking an advanced degree from Ohio University, you must meet the following requirements to be considered for unconditional admission to the graduate certificate program:

  1. Earned bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in a 4.0 scale in last 90 quarter hours or last 60 semester hours (undergraduates) or an earned graduate or professional degrees.
  3. Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores if you do not possess a graduate or professional degree.
  4. Satisfactory completion of undergraduate or graduate prerequisites in statistics, management, and accounting (must obtain a grade of “C” or better) which are prerequisites for some of the required courses.

Application

Degree-seeking graduate student


If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student seeking an advanced degree from Ohio University, obtain an Application for Update of Program(s) from Graduate Studies, any dean’s office, or the coordinator of the Health Administration Certificate Program. After completing the application and obtaining your advisor’s and the program coordinator’s signature, turn the form in to the Graduate Studies. Each quarter on your DARS (Degree Audit Report System) you will be able to track your progress in the certificate program.

Non-degree student


Note: you must request official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) be sent directly from the testing agency. Student-supplied photocopies are not accepted as official, but may be included for review and to assist with official score matching. The Ohio University reporting code is 1593. This requirement is waived for applicants who have already earned a graduate or professional degree.

When you submit an ONLINE APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-3 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate Studies, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

1. Copy of Application Submission page or the application transaction (order) ID. When completing the application, indicate admission as non-degree in the Health Care Services Administration Certificate program.
2. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Office of Graduate Studies on your behalf.
3. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.

In envelope #2 put items 4-6. Mail this envelope to: Health Care Services Administration Certificate Coordinator; Grover Center E317; College of Health and Human Services, Athens, OH 45701.

4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. These letters are to be on the form available through the Office of Graduate Studies (www.ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.
5. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.
6. A statement of goals and objectives (2-3 double-spaced typed pages), which serves as a writing sample and helps to convey to the Graduate Committee a sense of who you are, what your experiences have been, and how these factors relate to your desire to pursue a graduate certificate. Be sure to include your goals for graduate study, how your goals for study relate to what you are currently doing or your plans following graduation, and why you want to receive this certificate.

NOTE: if submitting an online application, do not submit a paper copy of the application for the same term/degree program.

When you submit a PAPER APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-7 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate Studies, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

1. One completed, signed application (Form 1).
2. One completed, signed In-State Tuition Rates Form (Form 2).
3. One completed, signed Background Information & References Form (Form 3)
4. Non-refundable application fee (check, cash or money order) payable to Ohio University.
5. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Office of Graduate Studies on your behalf. If you are applying to the joint MBA/MHA, please provide three copies.
6. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.
7. International applicants who need a certificate of eligibility, include one completed, signed Financial Affidavit of Support (Form 4).

In envelope #2 put items 8-10. Mail this envelope to: Health Care Services Administration Certificate Coordinator; Grover Center E317; College of Health and Human Services, Athens, OH 45701.

8. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. These letters are to be on the form available through the Office of Graduate Studies (www.ohio.edu/graduate).
9. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.
10. A statement of goals and objectives (2-3 double-spaced typed pages), which serves as a writing sample and helps to convey to the Graduate Committee a sense of who you are, what your experiences have been, and how these factors relate to your desire to pursue a graduate certificate. Be sure to include your goals for graduate study, how your goals for study relate to what you are currently doing or your plans following graduation, and why you want to receive this certificate.

All documents received by the University in connection with an application for admission become the property of Ohio University. They will not be returned or forwarded to another agency or college/university.

Additional Information


In order to be awarded the certificate you must complete the above courses with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and no grade in an individual course lower than a “C” (2.0).

Degree-seeking students who complete the program are awarded the health care services administration certificate upon graduation, and a notation of the certificate is recorded on the transcript. Non-degree students receive a notation of the certificate on their transcripts upon completion of the certificate requirements. Upon applying for graduation (for degree seeking students) or completion of the certificate requirements (for non-degree students), you must contact the program coordinator for verification of completion and the awarding of the certificate. For more information on course offerings or other concerns, contact the coordinator of the health care services administration certificate program.

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