Athabasca University

Health Administration, Certificate

The University Diploma in Health Administration offered by Athabasca University provides individualized study and where feasible, by grouped study (classroom and video conference delivery), in collaboration community colleges.

About

The University Diploma in Health Administration (previously called University Certificate in Health Development Administration) from Athabasca University is offered by individualized study and where feasible, by grouped study (classroom and video conference delivery), in collaboration community colleges. Faced with tighter budgets and rising costs, health services administration is in the process of reinventing itself. Health care managers are looking for innovative, cost-effective, and results-oriented ways of meeting the ever-increasing demands placed upon our health care system.

The Health Administration program is offered by Athabasca University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introductory Composition
  • Introduction to Health Administration
  • Health and Community Development
  • Health Care Economics
  • Health Issues: Health and Healing
  • Community Health Planning
  • Organization of the Canadian Health Care System
  • Practicum – Senior Field Placement in Health Administration
  • Risk Management and Safety in Health Services
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Administrative Law
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
For more information, please visit the program’s website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Becoming an Athabasca University student is easy – our open admission policy means if you’re 16 or older, you will be accepted as a student. 

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Completion of high school in an English-speaking country.
  • Completion of 15 university credits from a recognized English-speaking university, or 1 year at a non-university post-secondary institution with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment - score 60%.
  • Michigan English Language Battery test - score 80
  • Pearson Test of English - score 59
  • Successful completion of AU’s English Language Proficiency Program with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).

          Getting a Student Visa

          This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            32480 CAD/full
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 32480 CAD for the full programme and a duration of  .
          • National

            16400 CAD/full
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 16400 CAD for the full programme and a duration of  .
          • In-State

            13340 CAD/full
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13340 CAD for the full programme and a duration of  .
          Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. 

          Funding

          Loans:

          Students with disabilities may access traditional sources for student funding such as Student Loan and Bursary Programs.

          Awards for Undergraduate, Graduate or Doctoral Programs:

          These are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. Some awards also take financial need into account. For information regarding the available sums of money, please visit the website.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.