Online Science of Health Care Delivery Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in the science of health care delivery focuses on solving critical issues in the health system. As part of the health care certificate curriculum, you’ll build abilities in promoting safe, patient-centered and cost-effective care. You’ll also explore connections between clinical care, health care theory and business while pursuing an area of focus.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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What is health care delivery?

Health care delivery is a wide-ranging topic that encompasses all aspects of how individuals and populations access medical care, from finance and economics to providers, agencies, institutions and more.

In Arizona State University’s health care certificate program online, you’ll imagine new possibilities for how health care systems, processes, leadership and management can be optimized to improve patient outcomes. The curriculum also encourages you to explore new solutions for lowering health care costs and promoting better health outcomes across entire populations.

Chart your own course through the health care delivery program

 

This online health care certificate is designed to help you address gaps in the health care system and ultimately improve patient care. You’ll take required courses covering health care economics and policy, health care systems and population health. You’ll then take additional classes in a chosen focus area that relates to your career goals. You’ll select one of the following tracks as a focus area:

  • Clinical informatics.
  • Leadership.
  • Quality and process improvement.

If you choose to follow the process improvement track, you’ll study the Six Sigma Green Belt curriculum, earning the opportunity to take the certification exam. Also, all 15 credits of this certificate can be applied to our online Master of Science in science of health care delivery program, if you later desire to complete the full degree. 

Who should earn a certificate in health care delivery?

 

A wide variety of students pursue health care certificate programs online, including physicians and other professionals who are already working in the health care industry. In general, this program may be a good choice if you want to become more competitive in the job market, prepare for new positions in the field or build new insights related to your current health care role. By studying this health care delivery from multiple perspectives, you can develop a background suitable for new positions in health care management, process improvement and more.

Does my health care delivery certificate say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Health care certificate courses

The curriculum in this program is designed to explore health care delivery from multiple perspectives and build essential foundational knowledge in all aspects of the field. Classwork in this health care certificate covers domains such as health care management, health economics and policy, population health, systems engineering, informatics and leadership. Classes are taught by experienced faculty who are industry leaders, policymakers, clinicians, economists and administrators in the field. Featured courses include:


Core course

Health Care Systems and Design


Core course

Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models


Core course

Population Health


Elective

Biostatistics and Data Management


Elective

Clinical Decision Support and Evidence-Based Medicine


Elective

Fundamentals of Health Informatics


Elective

Leadership and Professionalism


What can I do with this health care certificate?

Earning your health care certificate can broaden your understanding of health care delivery. With this background, you can compete for new jobs in the field, including leadership roles and senior positions related to process engineering and more. Previous graduates of this certificate are working as clinicians, consultants, health care business managers, process improvement specialists and in a variety of other roles at all levels of health care administration. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Clinic managers

Community health worker

Consultant

Health care business manager

Health care administrators

Health educator

Occupational health and safety specialist

Operations manager

Process improvement specialist

Passionate health care leaders, dedicated teachers

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Passionate health care leaders, dedicated teachers

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Health care certificate admission requirements

Applicants to the graduate certificate program in the science of health care delivery must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

A global institution for health care education

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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