Earn Your Health Administration Certificate Online
Gain skills and credentials that expand your knowledge of health administration and your ability to positively impact your health care organization.
Whether you are seeking licensure or certification for career progress in health administration or are looking for continuing education opportunities as an experienced professional, Saint Joseph’s College offers an online program that flexes to your needs. Request more information today.
Efficient, career-boosting credentials for working professionals
Not every working professional can commit to a full bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Our online Health Administration Certificates provide a means to bolster your professional credentials relatively quickly. These programs allow you to:
- Focus studies on a niche area of health administration: Certificates are available in general health administration, long-term care administration, Catholic health care leadership and advanced graduate-level interdisciplinary studies.
- Study online on your schedule: Courses can be taken around your work schedule, with weekly deadlines to help you stay on track to earning your certificate.
- Apply credits toward completing your degree later: Certificates can be applied to the bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Saint Joseph’s College when you’re ready.
- Meet state licensure or continuing education requirements: Refresh your health administration skills and stay at the forefront of your field.
Pursue a health administration education tailored to your life. Apply now to take the next step.
What online health administration courses can I take?
Curriculum for each certificate program focuses on a specific set of health administration skills, providing students with well-rounded knowledge they can apply immediately in the workplace.
Undergraduate Health Administration Certificates
Health Administration Certificate – 18 credits
Develop a foundational knowledge of health care systems, human resource management, financial management and ethical and legal aspects of healthcare — an excellent framework for success in entry-level positions in hospitals, outpatient services and other primary care settings.
Long-Term Care Administration Certificate – 15 credits
Begin managing in long-term care facilities by elevating your skills in human resources and financial management, as well as legal and regulatory issues in long-term care. Internships are not part of the certificate program but are available to meet administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements for licensure.
Graduate Health Administration Certificates
Catholic Health Care Leadership, Graduate Certificate – 18 credits
As the only program of its kind in the country, this certificate helps students explore dimensions of the Catholic faith as it applies in Catholic health care organizations. Students develop a mission-focused approach to leadership and management of patient care, drawing on knowledge from courses such as Catholic Bioethics, Catholic Healthcare Leadership and Health Administration Mission Integration.
Long-Term Care Administration, Graduate Certificate – 15 credits
Prepare for leadership positions in long-term care settings by focusing your studies in courses like Long-term Care Operations and Administration, Gerontology and Healthcare Financial Management. In many states, this certificate will make a student eligible to become a licensed nursing home administrator.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS): Health Administration or Interdisciplinary Studies– 18 credits
Remain on the forefront of your field. If you already hold a master’s degree, you can continue your studies through a selection of graduate and/or post-graduate Health Administration courses. Focus exclusively in Health Administration topics, or self-design your curriculum in the interdisciplinary studies program. All 18 credits must be earned at Saint Joseph’s College. Tuition costs vary depending on program areas.
Related degree programs
Want a stepping stone to complete your degree? Credits from the Health Administration Certificate programs can be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration or Master of Health Administration degree programs.
We can help you figure out which program is right for you. Contact our online admissions office.
What can I do with a Health Administration Certificate?
The career outlook for health administrators is strong. Due to growth across the health care industry, there is a need for professionals who can step into leadership roles, such as health information managers, clinical directors and department leaders. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services management job opportunities are projected to grow at the much-faster-than-average rate of 20 percent by 2026.
What can you do to prepare to step into these roles? Adopt some career habits that can help you advance, including continuing your education in health administration.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about earning a Health Administration Certificate
How long does it take to complete a Health Administration Certificate?
A Health Administration Certificate can be completed relatively quickly. Each certificate program includes either five or six courses, which students can complete over the course of one year. Your individual time to completion will depend on how many courses you take during each term and which courses are needed to complete your chosen certificate program.
Some course offerings vary from term to term, so check out the health administration course schedule for specific timelines.
Do I need certification to be a health care administrator?
The typical credential required for most health care administrator roles is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. However, professional credentials are also preferred in specific areas of health administration. For example, individuals looking to enter health information management are well advised to earn a credential of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), as many employers seek job applicants with these credentials.
Earning a Health Administration Certificate that can be used as a stepping stone into a bachelor’s or master’s degree program is a good first step toward building a career in health administration.
Gain a new perspective and impact health administration
If you see opportunities to improve the world around you, a career in health administration could give you the means to do so. Take the first step and earn your Health Administration Certificate online. Request more information today, or apply now if you are ready to get started.