Certificate in Healthcare Administration Online

Develop the expertise needed to advance in the in-demand healthcare sector while unlocking new career opportunities and leadership roles.

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Start class: 10/21/24 Apply Now

Program Overview


Elevate your career with our Healthcare Administration Certificate online

Grow your career options and open the door to leadership in large and small healthcare organizations with the Certificate in Healthcare Administration online from Avila University. Gain a deep understanding of the healthcare system's segments and how they deliver services effectively and use these insights to tackle today’s complex healthcare challenges.

Learn how to analyze current trends and emerging issues and develop the foresight to make strategic decisions that drive positive change in the healthcare industry. With a strong emphasis on practical applications, this certificate equips you with the tools and expertise to succeed in medical office management and health services administration.

In this certificate program, you will:

  • Increase your understanding of the various segments of the healthcare industry and how their services are delivered effectively
  • Analyze contemporary issues and trends in healthcare
  • Increase your understanding of the various segments of the healthcare industry and how their services are delivered effectively
  • Analyze contemporary issues and trends in healthcare

Career opportunities in healthcare administration:

  • Healthcare Administrator/Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Population Health Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator/Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Population Health Manager

Also available:

Avila University offers a variety of certificate programs online. If you’re interested in pursuing a master’s degree, all credit hours from the Certificate – Healthcare Administration transfer to our online MBA - Healthcare Administration.

$4,500 Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

Personalized learning experience

You will receive a personalized learning experience online. Faculty regularly engages in value-added comments and feedback providing the same level of instruction as if you were in person.

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Work pay-by-the-course tuition into your budget readily

The Certificate – Healthcare Administration online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition, and financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$4,500 Total Tuition
$500 Per Credit Hour



Plan your journey with these important dates and deadlines

Ideal for working professionals, the Healthcare Administration Certificate online, features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2 202410/21/2410/7/2410/16/2410/16/2410/20/2412/15/248 weeks
Spring 1 20251/6/251/2/251/2/251/3/251/6/253/2/258 weeks
Spring 2 20253/3/252/26/252/26/252/28/253/3/255/4/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/7/24 Apply Date
10/21/24 Class Starts

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Discover what it takes for admission

You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online Healthcare Administration Certificate below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No GRE or GMAT required

In order to be eligible to receive a Certificate – Healthcare Administration from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
    • Students admitted conditionally must achieve a 3.0 GPA on the first nine credits in their program of study
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145



Take a look at the course offerings for the online Healthcare Administration Certificate

In order to earn the graduate certificate in healthcare administration online, you will complete three courses for a total of 9 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the interrelationships which exist among the various components of the health services industry and the role each plays in the delivery of healthcare services.

Course objectives:

  • Examination of critical components of the health care system in the United States enables students to appreciate the historical context, develop an understanding of the complexities of the current health care system, and form a basis for future evaluation and effective managerial action
  • Study of the utilization, financing, provision, and oversight of health care services enables students to explore and develop a comprehensive framework for effective analyses, decision making, and implementation strategies
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An investigation of special problems associated with the management of healthcare institutions.

Course objectives:

  • Students will develop a framework for understanding management and how it occurs in the health services environment as well as managerial tools and techniques useful in this environment
  • Students will learn and apply systematic analyses to identify, evaluate, and solve problems specific to HSOs/HSs
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of special issues and trends in the field of healthcare.

Course objectives:

  • Focus on three key elements of improving access, controlling costs, and ensuring quality
  • Emphasize the most recent developments in the field through practical and insightful examination of research and practice

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