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Healthcare Administration Professional Certificate

Get ready to plan and direct health care services across an entire organization with a Healthcare Administration Certificate from PA College.


Whether you’re a clinician looking to build your leadership skills or you’re working outside the health care field, our online Healthcare Administration Certificate can help grow your career opportunities and equip you to lead.

In this professional certificate program, you’ll build your knowledge of health care policies and management practices. You’ll learn how to keep up with ever-changing laws, regulations and technologies and create a framework of success across a variety of health care settings.

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Prospective students are eligible to enroll the healthcare administration certificate program if one of the following applies:

Students currently enrolled in one of PA College’s bachelor’s degree programs can work with their academic advisor to outline the most efficient way to schedule courses to earn this certificate at the same time as their bachelor’s degree.

Applicants who have earned their associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may apply. Each applicant will be considered to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge to be successful.

Applicants who have at least 2,080 hours (one year of full-time work) of healthcare administration can also apply. Applicants will be considered to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge to be successful.

English composition and college-level math, or the equivalents, are required prerequisites.


HCA 200Principles of Health Care Administration3
HCA400Health Information Management3
HCA 410Health Care Quality3
HCA 415Health Care Finance3
HCA 420Health Care Policy and Planning3
HCA 301, or HCA 305, or HCA 335, or HCA 340, or HCA 350Health Care Marketing, or Data Analysis, or Human Resources in Health Care, or Legal Issues in Health Care, or Leading Change in Health Care3
Total Combined Credits18

Meet Your Faculty

Dana Costea

Dana Costea, PhD

Associate Professor & BSHA Program Director, Health Sciences Faculty

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Jim Christie

Jim Christie, MPH, RRT

Assistant Dept. Chair Health Sciences, and Program Director BSHS

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