Clinical Healthcare Management Certificate

The Clinical Healthcare Management Certificate is designed for students with an interest in working in healthcare and who would like to develop an understanding of healthcare management settings and leadership skills and competencies related to healthcare management.

The program is useful for any currently enrolled UK student (except Clinical Leadership & Management majors) interested in obtaining clinical healthcare management skills; in addition, the program is useful for practicing clinical professionals (non-degree-seeking) such as nurses, physicians, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other interested in enhancing their management skills. Non-degree seeking students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree.

Required courses

HHS 241:    Health & Medical Care Delivery Systems (3)

CLM 325:   Introduction to Healthcare Management (3) OR MGT 301 Management Principles (3) [Please note: MGT 301 is available for students who are majors in the Gatton College of Business and Economics]

CLM 345:   Quality, Productivity Improvement, and Evaluation (3)


Minimum of one elective course from the list below or others by approval of certificate director

CLM 323:   Social Determinants of Health (3)

CLM 335:   Health Information Management (3)

CLM 342:   Leadership:  Interpersonal Focus in Healthcare (3)

CLM 350:   Health Policy, Politics, and Law (3)

CLM 353:   Ethics in Health Practice (3)

CLM 455:   Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions (4)

CLM 443:   Leadership: Strategic Planning in Healthcare (3)

CLM 444:   Leadership: Human Resources in Healthcare (3)

CLM 452:   Community & Institutional Planning (3)

CLM 453:   Cultural Competence in Healthcare (3)

COM 571:   Interpersonal Communication in Health Contexts (3) 

HHS 405:   Social and Cultural Evolution of Disease (3)

ICT 326:    Electronic Information Resources for Health Professionals (3)

NUR 372:   Current Healthcare Topics in the US (3)


To add the Clinical Healthcare Management Certificate, see your academic advisor or visit the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs in 111 Wethington Building.

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