Promote Patient Care in a Growing Industry
The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and seeing an influx of open positions — especially for leaders ready to take charge. Learn to improve quality of care and access for individuals, communities, and everyone in between with ACU’s online graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration program. A flexible format accommodates you and our vibrant, virtual Christ-centered community helps you flourish.
Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire certificate program.
About the Program
Through a Christian worldview, our graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration prepares leaders by focusing on innovation in the healthcare industry and exploring how faith shapes the ethical challenges of patient care. This program is designed to assist learners interested in pursuing work in healthcare and for those currently working in the field looking to expand their knowledge and administrative skills. Taught by experienced healthcare professionals, the program offers a depth and breadth of field-specific expertise that is beneficial to students and stands out to employers.
All the Details on Your Degree
This graduate certificate provides an introduction to leadership and health policy and allows students to customize their experience by selecting from a number of graduate healthcare administration courses, such as strategic planning, revenue cycle management, informatics, and innovations and trends in healthcare.
You’re one step closer to a master’s degree.
Want to expand your skills in healthcare delivery? Our graduate certificate’s credit hours are stackable toward ACU’s online Master of Healthcare Administration degree. It’s a great option if you plan on applying for the master’s program at a later time. Simply complete the certificate program, and ACU will seamlessly apply your 15 credit hours toward your master’s. Earn both the graduate certificate and master’s degree in approximately two years.
12 month timeframe
Healthcare Policies and Ethics
Foundations in Health Services Administration & Leadership
Innovation and Trends in Healthcare
Upcoming Start Dates
October 17, 2023
January 9, 2024
Common Job Titles
Director of Patient Access
Clinic Operations Director
Healthcare Strategy Director
Compliance or Business Operations Director
Vice President of Quality Healthcare
Research and Development Analyst
Population Health Manager
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Meghan Hope, Certificate in Healthcare Administration
Dr. Meghan Hope is an assistant professor and program director for ACU’s Master of Healthcare Administration and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration programs. Meghan received her Juris Doctor with health law concentration from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Midwestern State University. Prior to joining ACU, she worked as a healthcare regulatory and operations consultant focusing on new hospital development, management, and reimbursement issues. With more than a decade of expertise in the healthcare industry, Meghan has also served as an administrator in community-based and academic healthcare environments. Her research interests and passions include healthcare policy influences on management decisions and regulatory considerations in clinical research.
Meghan received her master’s online and has since developed a passion for the online learning experience. She loves the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with her students while helping them develop the leadership skills and industry expertise necessary for successful careers in healthcare administration.
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“Healthcare is so much more than treating illness or disease. It is an opportunity to improve the lives of patients and the communities we serve.” – Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration. Learn how our program recognizes this by incorporating tools and skills to address the changing healthcare landscape that you can start using right away.