Advanced Certificate Programs

Advanced certificate programs provide students with a credential certifying that they have obtained education and training targeted to a specific area of expertise.

At D'Youville our advanced certificate programs can be completed in two to three semesters.

All courses are registered with the New York State Education Department and are offered in both spring and fall semesters. Graduate tuition and fees apply. 


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Being able to communicate effectively in English continues to be a skill that is needed throughout the world. There is a growing demand for teachers locally and nationwide who are specially trained to work with English as a Second Language and bilingual students in the classroom. This 18-credit advanced certificate program is designed for individuals who are already licensed to teach and wish to train as ESL classroom teachers.

Health Services Administration

Clinical Research Associate

A clinical research associate monitors the administration and progress of a clinical trial on behalf of a pharmaceutical company or other sponsor. This program provides knowledge and skills in monitoring scientific studies toward the advancement of knowledge and improvement of health. The certificate is 15 credit hours consisting of five 3-credit graduate courses. These courses are part of the Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration.

Health Services Administration

This program provides a focused course of study for individuals seeking a management role. It offers knowledge and skills to those seeking to advance their careers in health systems. The 15-credit- hour program consists of five 3-hour graduate courses. These courses are part of the Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration.

Long Term Care Administration

Provides students with the knowledge to succeed in a career in long-term care administration. This is a 15-credit-hour program consisting of five 3-credit-hour graduate courses. The courses are a component of the Health Services Administration master's degree program. Candidates may also apply these courses to the HSA master's degree. The courses meet the educational requirements for licensing of nursing home administrators in New York State. The certificate can be completed in 12 months. A bachelor's degree is required to enroll.


Family Nurse Practitioner

Designed for students who have already earned a master's degree in nursing, this 28-credit-hour program can be completed in 12 to 24 months. Graduates will be eligible to take the Family NP Certification Exam. Students accomplish 700 hours of clinical preceptorships and are well prepared to provide primary care to patients of all ages. Case management, preventive services, prescription writing, and family/client education are an integral part of the nurse practitioner practice. Graduates work independently and with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive patient care.

Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education

Intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals who seek a position as a faculty/teacher, clinical instructor, in-service educator or clinical education coordinator. The program is designed especially for students with a master's or doctoral degree who lack teaching experience as well as for current healthcare teachers who want to update their knowledge of educational theories, trends and resources. This certificate program is 9 credit hours consisting of three 3-credit-hour graduate level courses

Physical Therapy

Advanced Orthopedic Specialist

Registered with the New York State Education Department, D'Youville's advanced orthopedic specialist program offers physical therapists advanced theoretical knowledge, problem-solving, and hands on skills in the specialty area of neuromusculoskeletal examination, evaluation, and interventions.

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