Quinnipiac first year medical student, Van Mai, works with Dr. Renika McLeod-Labissiere and her patients at Prospect Family Medicine on May 5, 2015. Image by Johnathon Henninger

Health Care Compliance Certificate

Health care fraud costs Americans tens of billions of dollars each year. As the government continues to crack down on this type of crime, there’s a growing need for skilled compliance officers to join the fight in protecting both patients and providers.

Program Overview

Medical practices rely heavily on compliance professionals to ensure laws and guidelines aren’t being violated. Our Schools of Law and Business joined forces to craft this certificate program after recognizing the importance of this field, both for the proper functioning of the health care system and for the overall economy.    

Our six-course program, certified by the Health Care Compliance Association, familiarizes you with a range of vulnerabilities and complexities within the health care system. You’ll examine financial management and auditing procedures and explore the legal aspects of compliance. The program comprises a blend of courses from both our law school and business school curriculums.   

Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the Health Care Compliance Association’s national certification exam. Although the majority of students opt to enroll part time in the program, we also offer the flexibility to pursue it full time on campus or entirely online. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Certificate in Health Care Compliance Curriculum

Course List
HM 630Corporate Compliance in the Health Care Industry3
General Management
Select two of the following courses:6
HM 621
Quality Management in Health Care Facilities
HM 660
Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration
MG 603
Project Management
Law Courses
Select two of the following courses:6
HM 657
Health Care Compliance Law
HM 668
Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery
LAWS 345
Health Law
or HM 646
Law and Medicine
LAWS 352
Health Care Business Transactions
or HM 647
Health Care Business Transactions
LAWS 457
Healthcare Compliance Law
LAWS 542
Healthcare Industry Regulation & Control
or HM 644
Healthcare Industry Regulation
LAWS 544
Advanced Health Law, SW
Financial Management
HM 664Financial Management in Health Care Organizations3
Total Credits18

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Health Care Compliance Certificate program of study is considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Individuals who have experience in the health care industry and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university are encouraged to apply. The program of study is also available to Quinnipiac master of business administration students, juris doctor students, and law students pursuing a combined JD/MBA degree. 

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. A complete application consists of an application form accompanied by the application fee, two recommendations (professional), a current résumé, personal statement and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate academic coursework.

For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 800-462-1944 or e-mail graduate@quinnipiac.edu.