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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 health 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

Applications are accepted for fall term only.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . July 1 (August 10 for fall 2018)

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 a 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. Degree must be in a life science, health science, health administration, business administration, nursing or computing science.

Additional program requirements:

  • Application to the University 

  • Current Resume 

  • Brief statement, no more than 250 words, describing your purpose for pursuing a graduate certificate in health informatics and how this certificate will complement your professional goals  


Curriculum and Requirements

Total Program
Credit Hours


Average Length
of the Program

1-2 semesters

Approximate Enrollment

30 students per cohort
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Michele Bednarzyk