Health Services


Announcing a new Degree Plus Certificate for Summer 2018 

Health Services Certificate

Part of the Degree Plus Certificate Series at the University of Utah, the noncredit Health Services Certificate (HSC) is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in the field of healthcare administration. Key topics include:  

  • Medical and healthcare terminology
  • Overview of healthcare industry including healthcare reform
  • Payer Systems / insurance systems
  • Overview of healthcare front and back office operations
  • Healthcare regulation
  • Metrics of success in healthcare including measuring systems and Key Performance Indicators
  • Data analysis using Excel using case examples from healthcare industry
  • Patient services and customer service in the healthcare industry including patient satisfaction measures, cultural competency, elements of strong patient education, and the patient bill of rights
  • Career progression in the healthcare industry and typical educational requirements to achieve different goals including graduate degrees
  • Students will finish the certificate with a multifaceted, integrated experience which serves as the culminating project

This certificate is ideal for those investigating healthcare as a career field or for those interested in pursuing the Master of Healthcare Administration degree at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. 

This program is created in partnership with the Eccles School of Business Master of Healthcare Administration program and provides a solid foundation for those interested in applying to the program

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Details of this new certificate are still being determined but here’s what we can tell you:

  • Tuition - $1599 (scholarships are available)health services badge
  • Dates – Summer 2018 / dates and times to be confirmed
  • Class location – on main campus
  • Format – in person classes with instructors from the healthcare industry / classes will either be held in the evening or on the weekend
  • Length – 56 to 60 hours of instruction held over 7 to 8 weeks
  • Upon completion students will receive a University of Utah certificate that appears on official transcripts. They will also receive a digital credential.
  • Experience in healthcare is not required to participate


Registration will open in March 2018.  To find out more contact us at or 801 587 8822.

  • Next certificate start date: Summer 2018
  • Registration Opens in March 2018

Learn more about the David Eccles School of Business Master of Healthcare Administration Degree.

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Health Services Certificate Overview

Last Updated: 1/11/18