Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics


This certificate program is intended for those professionals who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and seek additional education and training in health informatics. The certificate program is designed for students from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Science, Health Systems Management, and Business. The program provides interdisciplinary and collaborative learning experiences. The curriculum consists of 15 credits of coursework, including supervised practicums in health informatics. Course content includes health data management, health information system management, telehealth, and healthcare data-related regulations. 

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."

  1. Perform data management through the process of data retrieval, cleaning, transfer, and storage
  2. Use data analytics to derive meaningful information and knowledge in health care
  3. Demonstrate data visualization
  4. Assess information technology applications in the healthcare environment
  5. Use telehealth and evaluate the impact of telehealth on patient outcomes
  6. Describe and use policies and procedures to ensure confidentiality, privacy, security, and integrity of data


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

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

Certificate Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

15 semester credit hours (SCH).

Required Courses
NURS 5123Introduction to Applied Health Informatics3
or NURS 6323 Informatics and Research in Nursing
NURS 5143Application of Technology Enhanced Health Promotion3
NURS 5393Application of Telehealth and Remote Monitoring3
NURS 5593Data Analytics for Health Promotion3
NURS 5923Capstone in Informatics3
Total SCHs15