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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Healthcare Leadership Certificate

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Certificate Title:  Healthcare Leadership Certificate

Certificate Name and Number:  Healthcare Leadership Certificate – CTHCLG

Department(s)/Unit(s):  Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies

Delivery Mode:  Online

Terms of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility:  Current degree-seeking or non-degree status

Certificate Overview:  The Healthcare Leadership Graduate Certificate is designed to offer high-quality educational opportunities for working healthcare professionals, and traditional graduate students, in order to assist them to lead people more effectively, improve quality and safety, enhance the patient experience, stimulate financial growth, and further develop a robust organizational culture for staff.  Given the current complexity of the healthcare delivery system and its related programs and services, effective leadership is a critical success factor. While traditional MHA and MBA programs prepare leaders, there is a growing demand for therapists, nurses, and others to be better prepared for the leadership roles they are assuming. Typical time to completion is 1½ semesters.

Opportunities upon Completion:  There is a growing demand from therapists, nurses and others to be better prepared for the leadership roles they are assuming. This certificate, which is based on a model of core leadership competencies and pillars of success, is used to translate strategic plans into operational goals and objectives (e.g., quality, finance, employee engagement) that will help to prepare healthcare professionals for leadership roles.

Completion Requirements:  The Healthcare Leadership Graduate Certificate consists of three 3 credit hour courses for total of nine semester credit hours. 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.

  • IHS 5200 - Foundations of Leadership in Healthcare (3)
  • IHS 5201 - Quality, Safety and Service in Healthcare Leadership (3)
  • IHS 5202 - Financial Innovation and Growth Strategies in Healthcare Leadership (3)

Financial Aid Eligibility Information:

  • Non-degree-seeking students enrolled in this certificate are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Current degree-seeking students may use federal financial aid only for 1) coursework fulfilling requirements of their degree, including required elective hours, or 2) coursework toward a second financial aid-eligible program.
  • Students receiving federal financial aid may not take courses for this certificate unless they are also enrolled full-time (9 hours) in their degree program during the same academic term. Financial aid may be used for courses that count toward both degree requirements and the certificate.

Admission Requirements:  The Healthcare Leadership Graduate Certificate program will accept students in two categories: 1) those who have been admitted to an advanced degree program at Ohio University and 2) those who possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree but are not currently in a degree program at Ohio University.

  • Students who have already been admitted to an advanced degree program at Ohio University (degree-seeking graduate students) need to complete an Application for Update of Graduate Academic Program. This application can be obtained online or in person from the Graduate College. The completed application, including the signature of an advisor and the certificate/program coordinator, should be submitted to the Graduate College at Ohio University.
  • To apply for the certificate program as a non-degree student, you must submit a non-degree application to the Graduate College. Admission requirements include the following:
    • 4-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university/college or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
    • Ability to manage graduate studies as evidenced by undergraduate performance, current professional responsibilities, and/or similar criteria.

International Students:  This certificate program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

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