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Expand Your Care Toolbox With A Post-Bachelors Certificate

post-bachelor certificate

There are many reasons students or working professionals may consider enrolling in a post-bachelor certificate program. Post-bachelor certificates provide undergraduate degree recipients of any field the opportunity to enhance their academic, vocational, or professional skills beyond the scope of an undergraduate degree program to include areas of enhanced industry focus.

The University of Providence offers students the opportunity to build upon existing degrees across the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Health Professions. UP’s programs are designed to prepare students for advanced studies by teaching tangible skills to transition into new and exciting career opportunities, advancement up the corporate ladder, or new job opportunities.

 

Post Bachelor Certificates

 

What Is A Post-Bachelor Certificate?

Post-bachelor certificates are non-degree educational certificates offered to graduates of bachelor’s degree programs. Post-bachelor degree programs differ from traditional certificate programs in academic rigor, admission requirements, and career outcomes. Programs can range from as quick as 6-months to as long as 2-years and beyond, depending on the area of focus.

 

Who Are Post-Bachelor Certificates Designed For?

Post-bachelor certificates have educational and professional benefits. Working professionals can utilize post-bachelor certificates to pursue a career promotion, transition into a new company role, apply for a parallel career, or prepare for a new career in a new field of study. Post-bachelor certificates also have educational benefits for those pursuing a master’s degree. Depending on the program, continuing ed students can use post-bachelor certificate courses toward a master’s.

 

Community Health Investment

 

Program Quick Facts

  • Total Semesters: 3 Semesters
  • Completion Time: 1 Year
  • Semester Length: 8 Weeks
  • Total Credits: 16
  • Course Delivery: Online

 

What Is The Community Health Investment Certificate

A Community Health Investment Certificate prepares students to cultivate and implement collaborative opportunities between public and private healthcare providers, community partners, and their constituents. The certificate program prepares students to promote and expand health equity within communities by identifying and addressing the social determinants of health.

 

Who Is This Program Designed For?

Community Health Investment provides previous bachelor’s degree holders the opportunity to build on careers in business, healthcare, administration, or non-profit work. The CHI program provides an enhanced understanding of community, data, systems analytics, public policy, legal regulations, and other key administrative functions in business and healthcare. While anyone is welcome to enroll, the CHI is designed to enhance skillset and study in the following areas:

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Business Administration
  • Non-Profit Management

 

Why Does This Certificate Matter?

For many years, the social determinants of health have impacted access, quality, and quantity of healthcare to the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. With a Community Health Investment Certificate, graduates can better address community health barriers, build strategic partnerships to elevate and promote community health, and use data-driven competencies to help communities navigate complex medical, governmental, and legal policy.

 

Career Outlook Following Graduation:

Graduates of UP’s Community Health Investment Certificate leave ready to secure new and exciting healthcare, business, or leadership roles. Career outcomes can include promotions in public health work, non-profit leadership, or social services. Additionally, students can continue their education by obtaining their graduate degrees in healthcare administration, business administration, or organizational leadership to further their studies.

 

Health Justice

 

Program Quick Facts

  • Total Semesters: 3 Semesters
  • Completion Time: 1 Year
  • Semester Length: 8 Weeks
  • Total Credits: 16
  • Course Delivery: Online

 

What Is The Health Justice Certificate

Health justice is an emerging discipline within the healthcare field that merges medical and legal partnerships. A Health Justice Certificate prepares students to identify and address the social determinants of health using law, policy, healthcare, population health, social work, and psychology to ensure patients receive necessary care during and after healthcare visits.

 

Who Is This Program Designed For?

The Health Justice Certificate is designed for bachelor’s degree recipients looking to expand their health toolbox to include medical-legal partnerships in addressing the social determinants of health and its impact on patient care. Health justice holds a more personalized approach, with graduates working directly with hospital leadership, community advocates, and patients to address social determinants and improve healthcare outcomes. Candidates for health justice roles are not limited to healthcare, however, and can come from across the business and social services:

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Social Work
  • Public Policy
  • Business Administration
  • Paralegal Studies

 

Why Does This Certificate Matter?

Health Justice offers a dynamic approach to healthcare aimed at helping those in vulnerable communities and allies when navigating the healthcare systems. However, health justice goes beyond the walls of a hospital and clinic and extends to include aftercare, continuing care, and overall hospital and health policy. Health Justice certificate graduates will be able to see the impact they are making while working with many different players in the healthcare journey.

 

Career Outlook Following Graduation:

There is no single career a Health Justice Certificate graduate will be confined to. With the addition of this post-bachelor certificate, students stand out in their desired fields of study. Graduates can expect career advancement or new careers in healthcare, legal, non-profit, social service, psychology, policy, business, administration, and public health.

 

Pursuing a post-bachelor’s certificate can open new and exciting opportunities for bachelor’s degree holders. Whether for a job promotion, a new area of study, or credits, a post-bachelor’s certificate is a great way for working professionals and continuing ed students to learn new skills and prepare for new and rewarding academic and vocational opportunities in their lives.

 

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