New Health Care Leadership Certificate presents career development opportunity

Penn State DuBois has launched an entirely new certificate program to meet the needs of health care professionals looking to further develop their career in the areas of management or human resources.

The Health Care Leadership Certificate is a 20-credit program that will benefit people currently working, full-time or part-time, in a health care environment who want to enhance their qualifications for management roles and further their professional development. Courses focus on areas including finance and managerial accounting, business ethics and legal issues, management concepts and health systems management.

Certificate programs are a sequence of credit classes that provide individuals with core competencies in specific areas. Certificates are ideal for those who wish to set smaller, more immediate educational goals and work up to meeting larger ones.

Certificate programs can be the gateway to a college degree, but also offer advantages to those who already have a degree. Individuals can gain knowledge in a new subject area, stay current with developments in their field, acquire new skills or learn about the latest technology.

Penn State DuBois also offers a certificate program that will introduce people not currently working in health care to the many career opportunities in the ever-growing industry. The Health Sciences Professions Certificate program provides classes in health science and basic academic requirements for a variety of fields, without committing students to any particular job or specialty within health care. It will afford students an early look at their options and allow them to decide later what career path they want to take.

For more information about other certificates available at Penn State DuBois and Penn State DuBois in St. Marys and Clearfield, visit


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Last Updated April 26, 2013