Health Professions Administrative Leadership

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Certificate in Health Professions Administrative Leadership

Luis Perez Batres, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, room 414; Phone 417-836-5076

Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 105 Phone:417-836-5616


Program description

The Certificate in Health Professions Administrative Leadership (CHPAL) is a graduate certificate program designed for healthcare professionals who wish to enhance and update their knowledge in healthcare administration in order to increase their skill set to better position themselves for advancement. It also will assist students with no healthcare experience seeking entry-level management positions in healthcare organizations.


To be considered for the program, a student must meet the Graduate College Admission requirements.  

Admission to the MHA program from CHPAL

Admission to and successful completion of the CHPAL does not guarantee admission to the MHA program. Students who are enrolled in or have completed this certificate  must apply separately for admission to the MHA and comply with the MHA admission standards and the requirements of the Graduate College. Students may begin in the Fall or Spring semester.  Credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to the MHA degree subject to the application and acceptance into the program.  

Required courses for designated Track - 12 hours total

Choose four courses from the list below for a total of 12 credit hours.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MGT 701

Health Services Organization

3 hrs

MGT 702

Managing Healthcare Organizations

3 hrs

MGT 703

Health Law and Ethics

3 hrs

MGT 704

Human Resources in Healthcare Organizations

3 hrs

MGT 705

Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations

3 hrs

MGT 708

Health Informatics

3 hrs

MGT 770

Leadership Development

3 hrs

PLS 754

Health Policy

3 hrs

OTD 901

Advanced Ethics and Advocacy

3 hrs