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Online Health Care Management Certificate

Expand your health care management skills

Online courses

Supportive faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration1 year
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours12

Program Benefits

  • Fully online
  • No application fee
  • Test scores are not required
  • Pair with an online degree

Increase your potential for promotion and leadership

Want to build your health care leadership skills and advance your career? From here, you can.

Brenau University’s online Health Care Management Certificate gives you the tools to advance as a health care manager, administrator, director and more. You can complete this certificate on its own or add it to an online degree.

Advance in increasingly competitive health care careers

Health care is a complex and vital part of American society, and we need dynamic leaders to navigate the new and ever-changing challenges in various health care roles. Whether you add the certificate to your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, you can boost your salary potential and bolster your career.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care careers are projected to grow much faster than other careers at 13% from 2021 to 2031.1

100% online classes

12 total credit hours

Four courses

In Brenau’s online Health Care Management Certificate program, you’ll explore topics in health care ethics, leadership, policy, finance and more.

Certificate courses

  • HC 750 Ethics and Leadership in Health Care
  • HC 760 Law and Policy Development in Health Care
  • HC 770 Organizational Systems in Health Care
  • HC 780 Financial Management in Health Care

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No application fee

No test scores required

Brenau’s online Health Care Management Certificate is ideal for those who want to enhance their professional skills and pursue health care leadership roles.

To apply to Brenau’s online Health Care Management Certificate, you’ll need:

Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in an education that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, this certificate is eligible for financial aid when paired with a degree program.

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What you’ll learn

Coursework in the online Health Care Management Certificate program is taught by faculty who are committed to your professional success.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online Health Care Management Certificate, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of leadership and management principles, helping you succeed in increasingly competitive health care careers. Upon graduation, you can:

  • Manage teams in health care organizations such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care contracting, corporate health care and more.
  • Combine your clinical experience and leadership skills to effect change in health care.
  • Lead in the rapidly growing and necessary health care field.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Doctor Chad Holloway

Dr. Chad Holloway

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Holloway has multiple educational accomplishments. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology from Illinois State University and a PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of Miami. After completing his PhD, he was a fellow in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, working at the Mental Health Research Center. He later attended Washington University in St. Louis, earning a master’s degree in health care administration.

Dr. Holloway has held operational positions in several types of hospitals, including a large, urban academic medical center; a suburban facility; and a small, rural facility. Subsequently, he spent several years of his career working in the health care insurance industry in companies — such as Blue Cross Blue Shield — as a provider contractor, strategic planner and cost of care manager. After working in the insurance industry, he pursued several entrepreneurial endeavors in medical travel, where he consulted for international facilities, including Health City Cayman Islands. He also worked in a company that provided on-call medical procedures for small rural hospitals. He spent time with a specialty pharmacy distribution company where expensive, “ultra-orphan” pharmaceuticals were distributed to rare disease patient populations.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

You can start the FAFSA® form here. Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Healthcare Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved March 15, 2023, from