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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics


Program Overview

The 12 credit UNF graduate interprofessional Certificate in Healthcare Informatics was developed by an interdisciplinary faculty group responding to community need identified by focus groups for professionals trained in HIT, community partners and leaders. It is designed for information professionals, clinical personnel and other healthcare personnel who want to increase their knowledge regarding information technology and management of the complex and organization issues which are present in healthcare at the graduate level. The objective of this certificate program is to expose students to modern health IT, including data acquisition and analysis, systems design, data security and decision processing. The UNF graduate interprofessional Certificate in Healthcare Informatics focuses on electronic medical data generated and stored in healthcare organizations, ITS security and applications.

Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility.


Application Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . April 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
    • No more than 250 words
    • Describe purpose for pursuing a graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics:
    • How this certificate will complement your professional goals


Average Length
of the Program

1 year

Approximate Enrollment

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Michele Bednarzyk

Associate Professor

Nicole Dorman