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Healthcare Administration Certificate

Geared towards professionals who want to gain additional information in the healthcare administration field, or those preparing for the national AAHAM CRCS certification exams* and want to gain information to reinforce their knowledge-base. Additionally, the credits could go towards additional certifications, depending on the accrediting body. Alumni, past students, and potential students are welcome. 

The benefits of this certificate provides extensive knowledge in the healthcare administration field. The student can tailor the course selection with specific electives in the field of healthcare.

Students can take the courses as part of the certificate live in-person, online synchronously via Zoom, or online asynchronously.  

The time for completion of the certificate ranges on the number of courses a student takes. Typical completion is two semesters (three classes one semester, and two classes in another semester). Longest timeline for completion: five total semesters with one class per semester.

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CH 129
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Course Guidelines

Typical Course Requirements
SMSU Course Number Pre-Requisite courses for Program Semester Credit Hours
FIN 353 Healthcare Financial Management 3
MGMT 300 Management Principles 3
MGMT 371 Healthcare Administration 3
Electives (Choose 6 credits from below)
COMM 305 Principles of Health Communication 3
MGMT 370 Health Services Systems and Information 3
MGMT 372 Project US Healthcare Delivery, Service, and Systems 3
MGMT 450 Diversity Management 3
MGMT 470 Long Term Care Administration 3
MGMT 471 Managed Care 3
MGMT 472 US Services, Programs, Issues & Trends in Healthcare 3
MGMT 473 Practicum in Healthcare 3
MGMT 474 Nursing Home Administrator Exam Preparation Course 1
Total 15

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