College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Colleges / Schools

Physical Therapy



Program Types

Network and Connect with Nationally Recognized Faculty and Peers

  • The program is designed to be completed in one year.
  • Pricing schedule makes the program affordable and competitively priced.
  • Students network with nationally recognized faculty.
  • Capstone projects focus on policy development relevant to the student’s interests in public advocacy, practice or educational arenas.

Rapid changes in health-care delivery are challenging practicing clinicians to engage more fully in health policy at all levels. This 12-credit program offers participants the opportunity to obtain knowledge and skills for policy development through a formal educational process without committing the resources to a full degree program.

Courses are offered online with on-site presence required for initial orientation and presentation of final Capstone projects. The ultimate goal of the program is to enable practitioners to have a wide perspective on health policy. This will enable them to be leaders in their practices, their professions, and their communities.

Graduates will demonstrate the ability to do the following:

  • Decision making: Develop strong decision analysis and decision-making skills to manage the many factors that contribute to good health policy and its application.
  • Data: Demonstrate the ability to locate and utilize large amounts of complex data to inform decisions related to formulating and applying health policy.
  • Economics: Develop a full understanding of how economic and financial factors are involved in allocating limited resources and affect health policy decisions.
  • Market choices: Describe the relationship between market forces, as demonstrated by individual and collective choices (in purchasing, providing payment for), and the use of health-care resources in establishing health policy.
  • Global Context: Understand the global context for development of sound health-care policy.

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