Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership
Passionate about developing long-term solutions to the healthcare challenges we face today? Learn the skills needed to shape, interpret, implement, and evaluate healthcare policies and regulations. Explore how to improve patient safety and create policies that impact the overall quality of healthcare. You'll learn about healthcare systems, legislative procedures, and quality improvement as they relate to evolving healthcare policy.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Navigate the legislative process
Create effective and lasting healthcare public policy
Manage change and innovation
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Science in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership
Opportunities for healthcare professionals is projected to grow 16% through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created will be related to healthcare.
Aging populations and demand for better preventative care will impact individual companies that must continually update their healthcare offerings, making people with healthcare policy expertise even more valuable.
As healthcare regulations and insurance policies continue to become more convoluted, having the skills to interpret the rules accurately will be beneficial.
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Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Accreditation & Associations
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.
To ensure our programs meet industry needs, the curriculum is closely aligned with national organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management Association, as well as local organizations such as the Denver Medical Study Group.
The HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate program shares industry knowledge and educates our students on critical issues in health information and technology by offering complimentary student memberships to HIMSS and other key benefits.