Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

Students expand upon prior business knowledge and expertise to advance their career potential in healthcare administration by completing the online graduate certificate in healthcare leadership (GCHCL) program at Wichita State University. The GCHCL allows students to complement existing experience and educational background in business, finance or related management/leadership, building upon that knowledge base to better plan, direct, manage and coordinate medical and health services. The program prepares students in areas of healthcare finance, healthcare policy and administration, and healthcare leadership and operations management. Students then have the option to specialize in human resources, healthcare law and ethics, healthcare informatics, rural healthcare, strategic planning and performance analytics, or quality in healthcare.

Students in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program can pursue the PT practice ownership track of the GCHCL. This track is designed for PT students interested in gaining leadership and management skills beneficial for owning and operating a private practice, working as a healthcare administrator, and/or interested in earning the Master of Health Administration following completion of the DPT program.

The curriculum can be completed within one academic year, with entry to the program allowed in both fall and spring semesters. All 12 credit hours are transferable to the Masters in Health Administration program. The certificate may be pursued as a non-degree seeking professional not enrolled in a graduate program or concurrently with a graduate degree program such as the Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Master of Arts in aging studies or the Master of Business Administration. The GCHCL provides quality distance education, enabling students to earn their graduate certificate from anywhere in the state or country.