Online Science of Health Care Delivery Graduate Certificate
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The graduate certificate in the Science of Health Care Delivery at ASU Online prepares the future and current workforce with the fundamental knowledge and skills to lead change in all levels of the healthcare system. The Science of Health Care Delivery curriculum aligns with the Triple Aim: Improve patient outcomes, improve population health, and lower health care costs.
The School for the Science of Health Care Delivery prepares current and future health care workers to systematically address the critical and complex needs of the health care system. Through the interdisciplinary study of population health, patient-centered care, health economics, policy, data analytics and leadership, students gain the skills necessary to achieve value-based health care in pursuit of the Triple Aim.
Through acquisition of this certificate, students may choose an area of focus within the curriculum: Leadership, Process Engineering, and Informatics.
This certificate possesses 15 credits of the full, 30-credit, graduate degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery. If a student chooses to pursue the full degree, all 15 credits of the certificate can be applied towards the graduate degree.
Developing the health workforce of the future:
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to global pressing health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future.
- In the fall 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 faculty, 5,813 students and 9 million in research expenditures.
- Embedded partnerships in the community give students additional resources and networking opportunities including the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, HonorHealth, Dignity Health, Health Care Sector Partnership and more
- $9 million in research expenditures
HCD 502 Health Care Systems and Design (3) HCD 511 Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models (3) HCD 540 Seminar in Science of Health Care Delivery (3)
Students select one of the following tracks: quality and process improvement, clinical informatics, and leadership
Leadership: HCD 532 Health Care Management and HCD 570 Leadership and Professionalism. Quality and Process Improvement: HCD 570 Process Engineering and HCD 501 Biostatistics and Data Management. Informatics: BMI 601 Fundamentals of Health Informatics (3) and BMI 616 Clinical Decision Support and Evidence-Based Medicine.
ASU’s College of Health Solutions has faculty with high-level expertise, in addition to cutting-edge approaches in research:
- Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Using advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles
- Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes
- Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication
- Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health
Graduates with an ASU Online Science of Health Care Delivery Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biomedical informatics, social work, premed, prehealth, nutrition, health promotion or others.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 credit hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Proof of English language proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
Three letters of reference from either academic or professional sources are required; reference letters from friends or relatives will not be accepted. Letters demonstrating involvement in health care, community service or leadership are encouraged.
A personal statement must be submitted that explains how the applicant plans to contribute to the health care system after the degree is obtained; how the program will help the applicant achieve their goals; what the applicant's career aspirations are; and what interested the applicant in this degree program.
A phone or video conference interview with the admissions committee may be required.