Clinician-Administrator Transition (CAT) Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
https://www.towson.edu/chp/departments/health-sciences/grad/clinician-administrator-certificate/index.html

Director: Dr. Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld
Phone: 410-704-3909
Email: mmcsweeneyfeld@towson.edu

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinician-Administrator Transition is designed for health care professionals interested in developing administrative skills. The program focuses on the practical application of administrative theory, and emphasizes leadership and skill development through a sequence designed to introduce concepts and facilitate application of skills using case studies, evidence-based research projects, information technology and other relevant methodologies. Upon completion of the program, students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide excellence in leadership and day-to-day management in the delivery of health care services.

Individuals enrolled in this 15 unit post-baccalaureate certificate will be able to apply units from this program to master’s degree programs in Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration or Health Science if accepted into those programs.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general requirements for graduate study outlined in the Towson University Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements include:

  • Licensure, eligibility for licensure or certification in a clinical area preferred.  Non-clinical applications reviewed by program director.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a clinical or health-related field (occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, respiratory therapy, nursing, dietetics, social work, human services, etc.) from a regionally accredited college or university**.
  • GPA of at least 3.00 for full admission and 2.75 for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.

Once all materials are received and evaluated, applicants will be notified regarding acceptance to the program. Students may be admitted at any time during the year. For information regarding the Clinician-Administrator Transition certificate, please contact the program director.

Non-immigrant International Students

Program Enrollment: F-1 and J-1 students are required to be enrolled full-time. The majority of their classes must be in-person and on campus. See the list of programs that satisfy these requirements, and contact the International Student and Scholars Office with questions.

Admission Procedures: See additional information regarding Graduate Admission policies and International Graduate Application online.

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
IDHP 600TRANSITIONS: HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT3
IDHP 605MANAGING HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS3
IDHP/HLTH 647HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
IDHP 651PLANNING AND MARKETING HEALTH IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
Electives3
CLINICAL PROGRAM PLANNING,IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
COMMUNICATION, BEHAVIOR, AND PARTICIPATION LINKAGES FOR PEOPLE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION IN AUTISM
CULTURE AND HEALTH
ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN CLINCIAL PRACTICE
EMERGING ISSUES IN THE HEALTH OF THE NATION
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
MANAGEMENT OF POST-ACUTE CARE SERVICES
HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
HEALTH LEADERSHIP
LEADING CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE
HEALTH CARE POLICY
HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM EVALUATION
HEALTHCARE INFORMATION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
MANAGING CONFLICT IN HEALTH SETTINGS
MANAGING VOLUNTEERS IN HEALTH SERVICE SETTINGS
HEALTH ADVOCACY ACROSS SERVICE SETTINGS
Total Units15
  1. Apply knowledge of leadership and strategic management strategies for high-performing health care organizations;
  2. Demonstrate skills in financial management and reimbursement strategies for health care organizations;
  3. Utilize training in building, facilitating and supporting diverse, interdisciplinary teams;
  4. Apply knowledge of recruitment and retention techniques for health care workforce management; and
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply metrics and tools used in health care quality and safety practices.