The Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary 18-credit-hour program of study designed to provide the learner with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the health care environment. The focus of the program is to assist students to envision a broadened career perspective on the changing scope of health care delivery and management. Faculty from the Colleges of Business and Technology, Nursing, and Public Health design and teach the courses within the program. A minimum of eighteen (18) credit-hours is required for the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate. Upon admission to the program,an individualized program of study is designed based upon evaluation of previous coursework and professional experience. A student may transfer up to nine (9) credit-hours of approved coursework into the certificate program. Coursework previously counted toward an earned degree or an earned certificate may not be transferred into the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate Program. Upon successful completion of the program of study, students will receive a certificate of completion in Health Care Management.A student may simultaneously enroll in the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate program and a specified degree program if he/she is duly admitted to both programs. Up to eighteen (18) credit-hours of coursework in the certificate program may be approved for transfer into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033, telephone (404) 679-4500, or Website with any question regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.