Begin Your Studies in Healthcare Management

Earning your Undergraduate Healthcare Management program certificate is an excellent way to leverage your current skills and to start college-level study in the healthcare field. The curriculum of this accredited program includes courses in medical office management, medical coding and medical terminology.

Our online Healthcare Management Certificate program includes a combination of fundamental courses and career-focused electives developed to ensure you learn practical skills to help you succeed in the real world. With our flexible online program, you learn at your own pace and on your own schedule, which means work and family commitments won’t get in the way of your education. Our program is affordable. Everything you need to succeed is included with your tuition – from course materials to academic support via phone, email and online. Graduate with marketable skills to help you further your career or pursue your associate degree.

Curriculum

Required Course

H03 - Medical Terminology  

This course will familiarize students with medical terminology and the structure of the human body. Lessons are organized based on the systems of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems. Oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

Electives

H01 - Medical Office Management I  

This course provides an overview of medical office topics, including typical happenings in a medical office, an introduction to medical terminology, insurance processing and coding, safety issues, communications issues, interacting with patients, and records management.
Credit Hours: 3

H02 - Medical Office Management II  

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Management I, providing a look at the disease process, physical examination, laboratory procedures, diagnostic equipment, nutrition, medications, specialty practices, physical therapy, and responding to medical emergencies.
Credit Hours: 3

H04 - Anatomy and Physiology I  

This course builds on previously acquired knowledge about the human body to provide students with a clear understanding of how each system works and how the systems work together. As a foundation, the student is introduced to the chemistry of the human body, an analysis of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and membranes, and a description of how disease affects systems of the body. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are explored in detail.
Credit Hours: 3

H05 - Anatomy and Physiology II  

A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I, this course explores in detail the senses, blood, and heart, along with the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Topics such as immunity, nutrition, metabolism, development, and inheritance of medical characteristics are also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

H06 - Health Records Management  

This course introduces most of the records used in a medical office. Students will see examples of these records, study their contents, and learn how these records are used, shared, and stored by the medical office. Students will also learn about the relationships among these records and medical care, legal, and insurance or billing concerns.
Credit Hours: 3

H07 - Medical Coding I  

This course presents an introduction to the claim forms and billing concepts that depend upon the proper coding of each diagnosis and medical procedure. Topics will include descriptions of the most common insurance plans and health care programs, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers’ Compensation. HCPCS and CMS reimbursement issues will also be discussed.
Credit Hours: 3

H08 - Medical Coding II  

This course is all about understanding the language and culture of the medical community. You will learn about the codes and terminology that are spoken in the medical community, the various billing and collection techniques, the reimbursement and appeals process, and the future of medicine: compliance.
Credit Hours: 3

Program Details

Undergraduate Certificate programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credits in a specific discipline without enrolling in a degree program. Our online Healthcare Management Undergraduate Certificate program builds a solid foundation of medical terminology and concepts that you can build upon if you choose to pursue a degree. Elective options include courses in medical office management, anatomy and physiology basics and an introduction to medical coding. Students complete 5 courses of 3 credit hours each in both required and elective subjects. Graduates may apply credit toward a corresponding associate degree at Madison.

Your Healthcare Management Program Includes:

  • Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Online course materials and assessments
  • Access to Academic Advisors
  • Personalized faculty feedback on all written assessments
  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest
  • Ability to interact with peer students, faculty and staff via Madison’s Online Community
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal
  • Opportunity to participate in our live graduation ceremony
  • Personalized Career Guidance

The online classes inspired me to be able work at my own pace. When I had a question about a subject I was having a hard time with, or needed more instruction on how to do it, they were there to support me every time.

— Debbie Hayden, Recent Graduate

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The online Healthcare Management Certificate tuition is affordable and convenient. Enroll and begin your studies at any time, and choose the low monthly payment that works with your budget.

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Career Outlook

If you’re considering entering the rewarding field of healthcare, there are a wide variety of meaningful Healthcare Management careers that meet your professional goals. Earning an undergraduate certificate is an exceptional first step toward advancement and income growth. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the creation of 56,300 new jobs in medical and health services management through 2024. Some of the most in-demand positions include opportunities such as practice administrator, pharmaceutical sales, medical administrative assistant, health records clerk, health insurance specialist, patient access specialist, healthcare marketing director and more. Earning your Undergraduate Healthcare Management Certificate can be the first step towards embarking on a career in this exciting field.

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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 17% increase in medical and health services manager careers by 2024.

FAQs

Are there any prerequisites for Madison’s healthcare management undergraduate certificate program?

The only requirement to enroll in Madison’s healthcare management undergraduate certificate program is a high school diploma or GED.

What features should I look for in Madison School of Healthcare’s healthcare management undergraduate certificate online program compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the program you choose includes the relevant courses you need to pursue a career in the healthcare management field. Look for a program that covers the important concepts you need to know and focuses on the skills that you need to start your career. Your program should include specific lessons on medical terminology, medical office management, and proper coding of diagnoses and medical procedures, healthcare system information management including electronic health records and other important healthcare topics. Once you graduate, can continue your education and pursue an advanced degree.

Is the training all online or do I get books?

Your course content is delivered via online course materials and assessments. Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources are also included with your program tuition.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Take the first step towards an exciting future in Healthcare Management Careers. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers (May 5, 2016).