Certificate in Health Management


In order to be admitted into the certificate program, the applicant must:

  • Be admitted to Wichita State University in a degree program or in nondegree category A status. All policies relative to admissions apply. International students will not be issued an I-20 for certificate programs alone. International students may obtain this certificate only while concurrently pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 scale).

Program Requirements

An undergraduate certificate in health management (UGC-HM) allows undergraduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of administration in the health care system. The UGC-HM prepares students in navigating the health care system and provides an introduction to health management.    

The UGC-HM comprises 12 total credit hours. Students who complete this certificate will have earned 12 of the required 51 program credit hours toward a Bachelor of Science in health management. This is equivalent to one full-time semester of coursework. The certificate may also be pursued concurrently with degree programs such as business management, general business, premedicine, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions.

Assessment Measure: Students must complete a reflection describing how the certificate prepared them in navigating the health care system and expanded their knowledge of health management.

 The certificate requires 12 credit hours of the following courses:

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
PHS 356Introduction to Health Administration and Policy3
PHS 428Health Care Organization3
Select a total of 6 credit hours from the following6
Introduction to the U.S. Health Services System
Leadership in Self and Society
Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Organizations
The Role of Culture in Health and Health Care
Health Communication
Quality Improvement in Health and Health Care
Health Economics
Supervisory Management in Health Care Organizations
Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
Financing Health Care Services
Total Credit Hours12