Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration

The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration is designed for individuals aspiring to thrive in the fast-paced healthcare sector. This program equips you with the essential skills needed to excel in healthcare management. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare systems, policies, and regulations; acquire expertise in financial management, quality improvement, and patient-centered care and develop leadership and strategic planning capabilities to effectively navigate the complex healthcare landscape. Prepare for a rewarding career in healthcare administration with our comprehensive certificate program.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

Healthcare Systems Knowledge: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry, including the structure, organizations, and regulatory frameworks.

Health Policy and Regulations: Understand the policies, laws, and regulations that govern the healthcare industry, including compliance, privacy, and ethical considerations.


All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

The academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

12 semester credit hours (SCH).

HCA 5103Foundations of Health Services3
HCA 5513Financial Accounting in Health Care Administration3
HCA 5223Strategic Planning in Healthcare3
HCA 5343Human Resources Management in Health Care Administration3
Total SCHs12