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Healthcare Administration Certificate



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Applications for certificates are not being accepted at this time.




Become a healthcare leader with your online Healthcare Administration Certificate.

The healthcare industry is fast-paced and always growing. A graduate-level certificate in Healthcare Administration can have a big impact on your career by helping you earn formal credibility as a healthcare administration professional.

Not only will you gain valuable skills and competencies that you can immediately apply to your current organization, you’ll also finish the program well prepared to sit for the American College of Healthcare Executive certification.


  • Health care organizations and delivery systems
  • Impact of Affordable Care Act and other key legislation on health care reform
  • Quality and patient safety
  • Electronic health records and meaningful use
  • Strategic intelligence and strategy management
  • Transformational servant leadership

Who Should Enroll

  • Healthcare administrations professionals looking to dive deeper into health care reform’s impact on the current landscape of healthcare transformation
  • Professionals seeking to grow their knowledge and credentials in healthcare administration
  • Leaders and managers who want to solidify and further develop their personal leadership philosophy and learn how to excel as a transformational servant leader
  • One year of experience in the healthcare industry is required


Courses for Healthcare Administration Certificate

HCAM 5423 - Health Care Organizations and Delivery

This course is a comprehensive approach to healthcare systems, organization and delivery. You’ll examine the evolution of the U.S. healthcare delivery system to its current dynamic, integrated and managed care systems. You’ll assess the interactions of regulatory, economic, political, and social aspects on the structure and function of healthcare organizations. You’ll also explore transformational servant leadership qualities needed to promote change and effectively lead in the current era of health care reform.

HCAM 5453 - Health Information Systems

This course focuses on the critical role and types of e-health and information systems in the planning, operation, and management of health care organizations. You’ll evaluate technology trends and clinical applications to determine the organization’s challenges and opportunities.

HCAM 5463 - Health Care Policy and Quality Systems

This course focuses on healthcare policy issues in the planning, organization and delivery of services. You’ll explore the roles and influence of major stakeholders, regulations, and market pressures. You’ll also evaluate quality and safety systems used to implement policy and improve patient outcomes, along with the leadership qualities needed for transformational change.

HCAM 5483 - Strategic Management in Health Care

This course is designed to give you an opportunity to develop the conceptual skills needed by effective health care managers. You’ll examine the strategic management and planning processes within the dynamic, complex, and evolving nature of the health care industry. You’ll also demonstrate application, integration, and evaluation of (1) the strategic planning process (2) strategy map formulation of objectives and policies, (3) balanced scorecard measurement of strategic objectives and (4) management of change within the healthcare regulatory and fiscal environment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all major program courses.



Earn College Credit for the Courses

Students enrolled in a microcredential program who successfully complete the certificate courses with grades of C or higher will receive a graduate certificate of recognition, and courses will be transcribed. Students who wish to apply for admission in the full MBA or MSML program must complete the application process and submit all transcripts from previously enrolled institutions. Additionally, graduate certificate students may request an academic transcript that will indicate completed coursework.


To be eligible to enroll in graduate-level certificate courses at SWU, students must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Certificate students are required to meet the same rigorous academic standards and outcomes as the degree-seeking students.

Certificate Program Fee

The cost for graduate certificate courses includes access to:

  • Course content and instruction
  • Online learning management system
  • Online SWU Library resources
  • SWU email account (while actively taking courses)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (while actively taking courses)


Payment will be required for one term (two courses) at a time. Course registration will not be complete until payment is made.

Credit/debit cards are the preferred form of payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Please call 864-644-5520 to make a payment over the phone.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

To withdraw, please contact your Academic Success Coach.

If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received prior to the course start date, the student is eligible for a full-tuition credit for that course.

If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received after the course start date but before the start of the second week, 90% of tuition (whether or not the student ever attended) will be credited.

Books and Materials

Books and other educational resources can be obtained through our online bookstore.

Academic Resources and Support

Certificate and degree-seeking online students have access to equivalent academic resources and support.

Program Cancellation or Changes

Southern Wesleyan University reserves the right to make changes to the information printed in materials or on its website. Programs may be added or cancelled throughout the year. If a program is cancelled, Southern Wesleyan University will refund the program tuition in full.