Senior Living and Services Leadership Certificate
College: College of Natural & Health Sciences
Academic Director: Lewis, Ph.D
This program is a collaborative online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program offered jointly by UW-Parkside, UW-Stout, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Lacrosse, UW-Platteville with administrative and financial support from UW-Extension. This online M.S. in Healthcare Administration programs focuses primarily on adult and nontraditional students who hold an undergraduate degree and have the desire to continue their education to achieve a graduate degree.
The program is fully online and designed to provide a foundation for entry and advancement for professionals who are seeking management positions in the healthcare industry. The program’s multidisciplinary curriculum balances theory with real-world applications relevant to the current field and draws primarily from the following academic disciplines: healthcare, public health, information technology, business and communications. The M.S. in Healthcare Administration represents a fully online degree geared toward working professionals seeking to obtain advanced-level competencies in the areas of healthcare leadership, management, marketing, communications, law and policy, and quality and performance improvement.
Goals of the Program
The University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program prepares patient-care professionals, hospital administration, or current management professionals to help accomplish the triple aim of improving access to care, impacting the quality of care, and reducing the overall cost of care in a variety of settings.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for a healthcare setting.
- Demonstrate strategic leadership and decision-making skills necessary in healthcare.
- Evaluate operational performance across diverse healthcare organizations.
- Develop strategies to recruit, train, and retain an effective healthcare workforce.
- Evaluate financial strategies and techniques to meet healthcare organizational needs and goals.
Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership
Admission to the Master of Science in Health Care Administration requires:
- Bachelors degree in any discipline from an accredited University/College
- Prerequisite coursework in Elementary Statistics, Medical Terminology, and Oral Communication or Speech,
- Employment résumé,
- Two letters of recommendation,
- A personal statement of not more than 1000 words.
Admission exams, such as the GRE or the GMAT, are not required.
To be eligible for admission in full standing for the Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on a trial enrollment justiﬁed by the admitting department and approved by the Academic Director. Students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into the program to complete requirements; extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances.
Program entrance requirements and completion requirements are consistent with those of the other collaborative degree-granting institutions offering this program. The overall grade point average requirement needed to earn the Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership is a 3.0. Students progressing towards the completion of their program must earn a minimum grade of a 2.0 in any class in order for them to count towards their program. Students are responsible for achieving the overall 3.0 grade point average necessary to earn the Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership
Applicants should follow the instructions found in the Online Admission Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.
Requirements for the Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership
To complete the Certificate in Senior Living and Service Leadership students must satisfy all certificate requirements for their home institutions and are subject to the same grade point average requirements stated above.
|HCA 701||Senior Care and Services Systems||3|
|HCA 702||Leadership Practices across the Senior Care Continuum||3|
|HCA 720||Healthcare Financial Management||3|
|HCA 730||Human Capital Management in Healthcare||3|