Clinician-Administrator Transition (CAT) Certificate
Director: Dr. Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld
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.
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.
|IDHP 600||TRANSITIONS: HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT||3|
|IDHP 605||MANAGING HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS||3|
|IDHP/HLTH 647||HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||3|
|IDHP 651||PLANNING AND MARKETING HEALTH IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY||3|
|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|
|INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH|
|MANAGEMENT OF POST-ACUTE CARE SERVICES|
|HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS|
|LEADING CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE|
|HEALTH CARE POLICY|
|HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT|
|HEALTHCARE INFORMATION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT|
|MANAGING CONFLICT IN HEALTH SETTINGS|
|MANAGING VOLUNTEERS IN HEALTH SERVICE SETTINGS|
|HEALTH ADVOCACY ACROSS SERVICE SETTINGS|
- Apply knowledge of leadership and strategic management strategies for high-performing health care organizations;
- Demonstrate skills in financial management and reimbursement strategies for health care organizations;
- Utilize training in building, facilitating and supporting diverse, interdisciplinary teams;
- Apply knowledge of recruitment and retention techniques for health care workforce management; and
- Demonstrate the ability to apply metrics and tools used in health care quality and safety practices.