Health Services Administration, Advanced Certificate
Advanced Certificate Program
This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a career in longterm care administration. The courses meet the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York state.
Health Services Administration
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This course brings together students with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences
as consumers,providers within health care organizations and policy makers to critically
examine the organizational and management concepts that influence planning and decision
making. The emphasis is on studying the various forms of health organizations as well
as administrative behaviors used in adaptation and policy development.
The course will present the design of programs for the maximizing of employee and
institutional contributions in the health care service area. The course will address
the grouping of professionals,paraprofessionals and skilled and non-skilled workers
into an efficient and effective work group. The course will review labor relations
and union organizations in the health care area and review legal aspects of personnel
This course is designed to introduce the learner to a broad range of concepts and
skills involved in planning, budgeting and controlling in health care organizations.
The emphasis in this course is on managerial as opposed to financial accounting and
on issues carried out at the department or organizational level rather than the system
level. This course is required for the long-term care certificate.
This course introduces the learner to descriptive and exploratory health care economics
including the operation of health care markets, supply and demand issues in health
care, market competition, market power, and reform in the health care market. The
public policy making process in the United States will be explored on a national and
state level, along with health policy reform, current significant policy issues, development
of the U.S. health care system, and comparison with health care systems in other industrialized
countries. Participants in the course track and analyze public policy issues and explore
major health policy references and sites.
This course addresses legal and ethical issues frequently encountered by health care
managers. Topics include the constitutional basis for government support of health
care services and constraints that law and regulation impose on the health care industry.
Bioethical theory, policy formulation and decision making in the professional setting
are also included. Specific problems discussed include such issues as the right to
health care, allocation of scarce resources, human experimentation, choices regarding
death, liability of health care providers and governing board and medical and health
care staff responsibilities.
Total required for Certificate in Health Services Administration: 15
To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.
The admission requirements common to all certificate programs are listed here. Requirements that are specific to a given certificate program are included under each program’s listing. Action on an application begins when the application, application fee and the official transcripts have been received. In addition to the application procedure, all candidates must demonstrate evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program as shown by one of the following (all grade point averages (G.P.A.) are based on a 4.0 system):
- A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
- A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work
- A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete the online graduate application
- Submit an admissions statement or essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community that you serve. Statement should be about 250 words.
- Provide official transcripts from ALL prior colleges.
- Submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, professional supervisor, colleague or previous professor.
- Submit a current resume
- Possess relevant work experience and/ or a related degree.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in a health care discipline.
*Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field.
Health Services Administration Department
The health services administration department offers a bachelor of science degree in health services management, health analytics, public health, as well as a master of science degree in health services administration, a doctorate in health administration, and three advanced certificates in health services administration, long-term care and clinical research associate. The undergraduate programs are described in the undergraduate catalog.
The health services administration department offers graduate courses in fall and spring semesters primarily with limited offerings in summer sessions. Classes are delivered full on campus, fully online (distance learning) and hybrid ( a mix of on campus and distance learning). On campus courses are offered on Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 - 8:15 PM.