Health care leadership certificate begins in January

Penn State York is offering a new Health Care Leadership Certificate for spring 2012. The new certificate is designed to meet the educational needs of individuals working full- or part-time in a health care environment who want further information and professional development in health care management.

The certificate is particularly relevant to those trained in professional or technical health care fields who have been promoted, or seek promotion, into a health care managerial or supervisory position. For those who are considering a managerial career in the health care field, but are not yet ready to commit to an associate or baccalaureate program, it is great starting point and credential to earn.

The 20-credit certificate includes the following courses: financial and managerial accounting for decision making (ACCTG 211); social, legal, and ethical environment of business (B A 243); introductory microeconomic analysis and policy (ECON 103); basic management concepts (MGMT 301W); Introduction to health services organization (H P A 101); and health systems management (H P A 332).

The goal of the program is to provide an understanding of the principles of management, financial analysis, health economics, the legal aspects of business, and the development, organization, and evaluation of a health care facility or department.

The first course to be offered is ACCTG 211 (four credits), from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 12, and it will be offered through the Video Learning Network (VLN).  VLN courses are taught in a convenient format combining face-to-face sessions with video conferences and online instruction by Penn State instructors. The VLN was created by the Penn State World Campus as a way to give adult learners easy access to a Penn State degree.

For more information on the new certificate, contact Annie Haines in the Penn State York Office of Continuing Education, at 717-771-4197 or To learn more about the variety of certificate programs offered through continuing education, visit online.


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Last Updated December 01, 2011