Improve your administrative and business skills and earn a Certificate in Managing Health Services Programs and Projects. This 18-credit, interdisciplinary program emphasizes grant and research project management, and is designed to educate health service workers in the areas of sociology, communications, public administration, and management.
The program is applicable to positions such as health project manager, health administration director, health program director, and medical office manager. Students who successfully complete this certificate may apply the credits earned to an undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies (CGS).
Students must meet the requirements for admission to the College of General Studies. A certificate application must be completed and returned to the College of General Studies.
To receive the certificate, you must fill out an application with your advisor prior to completing your last term in the program. Check with your advisor for the application form and filing deadline, and be sure all requirements for the certificate have been met. To avoid a late fee, you should complete this process when registering for the term.
Additional CGS programs offered in this field:
For the course schedule and descriptions of most undergraduate classes offered by the College of General Studies, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and College of Business Administration, visit www.courses.as.pitt.edu.
All courses are three credits.
BUSERV 1915 Introduction to Management
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health Communications
HRS 1017 Introduction to Epidemiology
NUR 1829 Contemporary Issues in Cross-Cultural Healthcare
PUBSRV 0040 Public Service Technologies
Take a minimum of one course.
HRS 1009 Organizational Theory and Behavior or BUSORG 1020 Organizational Behavior or COMMRC 1102 Organizational Communication
PUBSRV 1110 Financial Management in the Public Sector
PUBSRV 1315 Managing Projects and Contracts
Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of nine credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in all University certificate courses.
Requirements subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.