The most successful health care organizations are led by strong managers and administrators.
If you are a licensed or certified health care professional interested in a career
in administration or management, this certificate can help you transition into a leadership
Clinical health care professionals can gain an advantage in the dynamic health care
market with additional coursework offered through the Clinician-Administrator Transition
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. Learn to provide excellent leadership and the day-to-day
management in today’s changing health care environment. The program emphasizes the
practical application of administrative theory to health care in the metropolitan
Baltimore area, the region and the country. View the certificate requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
Depending on your interests and career goals, you can draw on your professional experience
to complete your capstone project. Graduates frequently find policy and leadership
positions in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, health agencies, outpatient centers
and other health care settings, or are promoted within their existing settings.
Build Your Skill Set
The CAT program emphasizes the practical application of administrative theory to health
care settings in the metropolitan Baltimore area, the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic
region. Students who complete the CAT certificate will gain:
- knowledge of the U.S. health care market and factors influencing delivery, financing
and regulatory structures
- skills in selecting, using, and critically analyzing current health care administration
materials and data
- abilities to work productively with multidisciplinary and ethnically diverse colleagues
- awareness of impact and responsibility for administrative and organizational actions
- creativity and competence in health care administration ethics, writing, presentation
and information management in finance, strategic planning and marketing areas, program
planning and evaluation, human resources, business management and leadership
Why Towson University?
Convenient Course Work
If the demands of work and home are a concern, many online courses are offered to
better meet the needs of working professionals with busy schedules. Other courses
are taught through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
A Competitive Edge
This program will give you a clinical and managerial edge in your field. With a faculty
of experienced and highly trained professionals, you will learn the latest developments
in the theory and practice of managing health care settings, supervising staff and
developing health programs and policy.
For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan
debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data.