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Health Management Certificate

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2024
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 20
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree:
The Health Management certificate program will provide fundamental knowledge in the business of healthcare in such areas of finance, health information technology, healthcare law, ethics, group practice, and so on. The certificate will qualify participants to advance their management careers in hospitals, outpatient centers, physician group practices, managed care organizations, public health agencies, and other health-related organizations, utilizing customizable elective courses to best fit the educational need of the individual.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Application to the Health Management certificate program is required along with the completion of a High School diploma and a transcript demonstrating 45 semester credits with a 2.5 grade point average or better. Any applied course fees will be applied. With approval of the program, up to 8 credits of transfer coursework from an accredited college can be applied for this certificate.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Courses can transfer to the Health Management Bachelor of Science degree.
Health Management Core
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling exactly 14 credit(s) from the following:
· HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
· HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3030 - Health & Disease for Aging Populations (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (3.0 cr)
· HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (3.0 cr)
Health Management Electives
HSM 3240 and HSM 3270 have prerequisites.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3250 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
· HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
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HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A comprehensive overview of medical language, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots, used to compose medical terms for body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment.
HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An overview of the U.S. health system including history, development, evolution, planning, organization, management, quality, and professions.
HSM 3030 - Health & Disease for Aging Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Covers changes, syndromes, conditions, disorders, palliative care, terminology, and trends associated for aged populations. Recommended prereqs: HSM 1010
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and application of basic theories and concepts of leadership within the health care industry to successfully guide and direct organizations.
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to laws, regulations, and ethical responsibilities of physicians, managers, and organizations. The course also includes a review of the development of law and regulations. Recommended prereq: HSM 2010
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information systems applied to the health care industry. How information is collected, stored, retrieved, shared, and analyzed, along with the legal and ethical concerns inherent in the stewardship of patient information. Work flow, electronic health records, and personal health records.
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the development, implementation, and application of health policy in the U.S. utilizing comparisons from throughout the world.
HSM 3250 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evaluation of industry practices associated with patient quality and safety. Includes the use of continuous quality improvement as a framework to improve quality of care. Recommended prereq: HSM 2010
HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Covers the methods and techniques of customer satisfaction, quality of care, and reduction of liability through principles of risk management. Recommended prereq: HSM 2010
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develops proficiency in applying financial techniques used in the health care decision-making process. Techniques include breakeven analysis, cost allocation, pricing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and revenue cycle management. Enforced prereqs: Acct 2102, CA 1020
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Covers the statutes and rules associated with the operations of longer-term care organizations including surveys, standards of care, resident rights, resident assessment, and quality assurance. Recommended prereqs: HSM 2010, 3230, 4210