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Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration (ECHA)



The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration is a 12-hour certificate (4 courses) providing an executive style education to healthcare professionals in the Clarksville/Montgomery County and greater Nashville area. The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration can be completed in two consecutive eight-week sessions in the Fall or Spring semesters. Students will enroll in two classes for Session A and two classes for Session B.  Each session will start with a 3 day on-campus immersion where students will participate in lecture and group work with the faculty member.

Completion of the Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration will allow the student to transition into the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) that is currently offered through the Department of Health and Human Performance.  The certificate classes will count as four of the ten courses required for the MHA degree.

Why the Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration (ECHA)?

This program

Admission Requirements

Snapshot of the ECHA format

Spring 2018 Cohort 
Application deadline: March 6, 2018
Session 1: March 14 to May 4
On-campus immersion: March 15, 16, 17
 - HHP 5530:  Financial Accounting in Healthcare
 - HHP 5640:  Human Resource Management
Session 2: May 7 to June 27
On-campus immersion: June 14, 15, 16
- HHP 5630:  Financial Management of Healthcare Services
- HHP 5860:  Strategic Healthcare Management
Fall 2018 Cohort
Application deadline: August 8, 2018
Session 1: August 27 to October 18
Session 2: October 24 to December 5


Cost for Spring 2018 Cohort:  $6,700

Price includes tuition, books, breakfast and lunch; lodging and travel not included.
* Please check with employer to see if they offer financial assistance or tuition reimbursement

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