Health Services Administration Certification

Go here to find the  FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application.

Download the  Application for the Health Services Administration Certificate program.

For Fall admission, all application materials must be received by July 1.

For Spring admission, all application materials must be received by November 15.

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Student Guidebook

The Health Services Administration Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals who seek specialized education and certification in health services administration. The flexibility of the program offers baccalaureate degree graduates the opportunity to acquire expertise and specialization in line with their interest, needs and career applications in health services administration. The program embraces different backgrounds and interests and is appropriate for individuals who wish to gain further interdisciplinary education in health services administration. It is suited for graduates from

  • any undergraduate major particularly those in business administration, finance, health administration, nursing and other allied health professions;
  • Master's of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or other master's level degree programs in nursing and other allied health professions;
  • and physicians, dentists and other professional clinicians.

The program requires the completion of 18 credits of courses, 9 of which are required courses. Coursework for this certificate program is offered by distance learning (online).

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Admission Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Submission of a completed application for the Health Services Administration Certificate program to the Department of Health Sciences.
  3. Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution documented by official transcripts.
  4. International graduate applicants are required to submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  5. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credits of the baccalaureate degree course work or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Applicants may apply for either spring or fall admission.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Earn a minimum of 18 credits with minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn a grade of C or above in all required courses. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C. Only one grade of C is allowed.

Program Requirements

  1. Required Courses (9 credits)
    HSA 5115 Mgmt of Health Care Orgs (3)
    HSA 6342 Human Res Mgmt for HC Mgrs (3)
    HSA 6385 Healthcare Quality Improvement (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (9 credits)
    See program advisor for prior approval of elective courses. The following courses are grouped by areas of interest for advising purposes.

    Health Informatics
    HSA 6198 Health Care Info Systems (3)
    HSA 6435 Decision Analysis in HC (3)
    ISM 6136 Predictive Analytics (3)
    ISM 6217 Data Management (3)
    ISM 6404 BI and Visualization Tools (3)

    Long-Term Care Administration
    HSA 5225 Long Term Care Administration (3)
    HSA 6114 Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
    HSA 6155 Health Care Economics (3)
    HSA 6179 Health Care Financial Mgmt (3)
    IHS 6112 Legal & Ethical Aspct of Hlth Care (3)

    Global Health
    HSA 6112 Comparative Healthcare (3)
    HSA 6114 Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
    HSA 6417 Transcultural Healthcare (3)
    IHS 6112 Legal & Ethical Aspct of Hlth Care (3)
    PHC 6764 Global Health (3)

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

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