Certificate Track Summaries

All students in the Biomedical Sciences program are required to take the series of core courses. In addition, at the time of application, students are required to select one of the following six certificate concentrations in which to take courses. Final track placement is subject to Program approval. Alternate track recommendations may be made, at the Program’s discretion, based upon available space in each certificate section.

Health Professions Education:
The Health Professions Education Certificate is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed for health professionals and student who are now, or in the future wish to be, involved in pre-service, in-service or continuing education for healthcare fields. The overall goal of the Certificate in Health Professions Education is to prepare healthcare professions and students to transition from clinician to educator. The Certificate is offered as a defined series of four courses utilizing an interprofessional approach that includes content in learning theories, instructional design, course development and assessment, and presentation skills.

Health Administration - Business Emphasis:
The Certificate Program in Health Administration - Business Emphasis is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed to advance the student's knowledge in health administration with an emphasis in business acumen to develop skills to plan and respond to changes in the healthcare industry. Examples of course topics include accounting and financial management in healthcare, marketing healthcare, statistics in healthcare, and risk and quality assessment in healthcare.

Health Administration - Leadership Emphasis:
The Certificate in Health Administration - Leadership Emphasis is an online distance learning program offered as a series of four courses designed to advance the student's knowledge in health administration with an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of health care leaders. Examples of course topics include strategic planning and leadership in healthcare, cultural diversity, healthcare policy and delivery systems, and organizational behavior and human resources in healthcare.

Health Administration - Public Health Emphasis:
The Certificate in Health Administration - Public Health Emphasis is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed to advance the student's knowledge in health administration with an emphasis in public health. Courses include and introduction to the processes of public health, an overview of the evolution of the delivery of healthcare in the United States, statistical analysis and application of data to healthcare environments, and the impact of disease on various populations.

Nutrition:
The certificate in Nutrition is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses geared toward those seeking to advance their knowledge of human nutrition. The overall goal is to provide students with knowledge of contemporary human nutrition issues so that they can partner with the Registered Dietitian and other healthcare professions to integrate nutrition related concerns with the ultimate goals of prevention, health and wellness for patients. Some examples of course topics include human nutrition, nutrition and human performance, and dietary and sports supplements.

* Note: Curricular changes may occur at the discretion of the PHS Department from one academic year to the next, which could include additions, deletions or modifications of core basic science courses and/or certificate tracks and courses.

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