Certificates in Health Care Administration

Our four-course Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) programs are designed for students looking for continued professional development without the formal pursuit of a master’s degree. Our certificate programs in health care administration and management provide students the opportunity to enhance their health care careers and expand their employment options.

Our Program

Our certificate in cybersecurity and health care administration covers health care and the increased risk of cybersecurity threats, cybersecurity risk management practices and digital health innovation. Coursework explores the laws and regulations pertaining to electronic health records and teaches the leadership, governance and expectations for health care cybersecurity.

Student pursuing a certificate in health care administration and management customize their curriculum by selecting courses from the graduate program in health care administration and management’s core curriculum. Specific courses are selected with guidance and approval from the program director. 

Both certificates may be completed entirely online, although courses are also offered at our Newport campus and in a hybrid classroom/online format.

Program Spotlight: Enhance Your Career

 Concern for health care data security has moved from an information technology problem to a board-level problem. Taught by experienced professionals, our CGS in cybersecurity and health care administration prepares professionals to proactively manage current and emerging cybersecurity risks in this dynamic industry


Mark Hough, lecturer


Our Faculty

Our certificate programs are directed and taught by respected cybersecurity and health care professionals who blend theoretical foundations with actual experiences from a wide variety of settings.


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Certificates in Health Care Administration and Management

CGS in Cybersecurity and Health Care Administration

4 courses | 12 credits

Required courses:

  • HCA530: Cybersecurity and Resiliency in Health Care Administration
  • HCA538: Cybersecurity and Health Care Policy
  • HCA542: Cybersecurity and Health Care Law

Students also choose one of the following:

  • HCA551: Hacking the Future of Health Care Administration
  • HCA552: Digital Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health Care Administrations

CGS in Health Care Administration and Management

4 courses | 12 credits

To earn this certificate, students choose courses from the program’s core curriculum in consultation with the program director.

Core curriculum courses include:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory
  • HCA570: Internship and Seminar in Health Care Administration and Management

    Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for this program.