Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
additional benefit of earning a certificate is that it provides a
relatively quick method of preparing yourself for entry-level
positions in health care settings. The certificate programs only
require you to complete six courses (18 credits). The
courses can be used toward credit fulfillment of either an
undergraduate or graduate degree.
undergraduate 18-credit certificate in health administration provides basic education in
health care systems, human resource management, financial management
and ethical and legal aspects of healthcare. These courses provide an
excellent framework for success in entry-level positions in
hospitals, outpatient services, and other primary care settings.
Care Administration Certificate
undergraduate 15-credit certificate in long-term care administration provides the education necessary
to manage long-term care facilities. This program includes courses in
system, human resources and financial management, as well as legal
and regulatory issues in long-term care. An internship, although not
part of the certificate program, is available to meet
administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements for licensure. The
certificates and individual courses meet a number of needs, including
serving as refresher course, meeting state licensure regulations and
meeting continuing education requirements.
Senior Living Leadership Certificate
This undergraduate 18-credit certificate in senior living leadership is available to those aspiring to be in a leadership position in the senior living industry. Models of senior living continue to evolve, requiring visionary leaders
who understand aging, business administration, and hospitality.
Health Care Leadership Graduate Certificate
graduate 18-credit certificate in Catholic health care leadership is focused on health care
administrators and department managers working in Catholic health
care organizations who desire to advance their career and provide
leadership in the Catholic tradition within health care
of Advanced Graduate Study: Interdisciplinary Studies
The certificate of advanced graduate study
is for the student who already holds a master's degree and wishes to
continue their studies. Some career tracks recognize the CAGS for
compensation rewards beyond the master's. This certificate allows for
students to self design their learning. All 18 credits must be earned
at Saint Joseph’s College. The first five courses will be taken
from at least three graduate program areas (theology, nursing,
education, health administration, business).
can choose any combination from the courses listed; the design is
interdisciplinary. The final course is always the CAG 600
Interdisciplinary capstone course, but the student will request which
program area or faculty they wish to have supervise that final
course. *Tuition costs vary depending on program areas.
DBA, Northcentral University
MPA, California State University, Fresno
BS Health Administration, Saint Joseph's College
Learn more about Twila
MHA, St. Joseph's CollegeMA, Creighton UniversityBA, Marian University
Learn more about Danine
MA, University of Northern Iowa
Learn more about Valerie
is imperative to me to have the flexibility and time needed to
complete courses while working a full time, professional and highly
demanding job along with managing a home and family. Saint Joseph's
has allowed me to work towards accomplishing that goal.
experience with Saint Joseph's College has been excellent. As a busy
professional with multiple priorities - work, family, Army Reserve
duty, church - I've still been able to pursue a another graduate
One of my best college experiences.
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities will be good for
medical and health services managers, especially for applicants with
work experience in healthcare and strong business and management
master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's
degree may be adequate for some entry-level positions. Employment is
projected to grow faster than the average.
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
Ready for the next step? Continue below to learn more about Saint Joseph’s campus programs, history, and extracurricular activities like student clubs and athletics.
Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for 40 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.