Certificate in Healthcare Leadership
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).
An undergraduate certificate in healthcare leadership (UGC-HL) allows undergraduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of leadership in the healthcare system. The UGC-HL prepares students in navigating the healthcare system and provides an introduction to leadership in healthcare.
The UGC-HL comprises 12 total credit hours. Students who complete this certificate will have earned 12 of the required 60 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, pre-medicine, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions.
An overall grade point average of at least 2.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program, and no grade below C, is required to earn the certificate.
Assessment Measure: Students must complete a reflection describing how the certificate prepared them in navigating the healthcare system and expanded their knowledge of health management.
The certificate requires 12 credit hours of the following courses:
|Required Courses (9 credit hours)|
|PHS 310||Introduction to U.S. Healthcare and Administration||3|
|PHS 442||Foundations of Healthcare Finance||3|
|PHS 621||Effective Management in Healthcare||3|
|Electives (3 credit hours)|
|Select one course from the following||3|
|Foundations of Healthcare Quality|
|Foundations of Healthcare Economics|
|Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations|
|Total Credit Hours||12|