Patient Advocacy

​​​​​​This certificate prepares you to work as a patient advocate. Learn how to handle the logistics of the health care system so patients and families can focus on what’s most important, health and well-being.

This program is perfect for...

  • Those who have a passion to help others with the logistical aspects of health care
  • Those with legal or insurance backgrounds who specialize in health care
  • Allied health professionals

What you can learn.

  • The fundamentals of the U.S. health care system, including common issues in patient advocacy
  • How to advise and support patients with their care plans
  • How to address and resolve patient complaints involving medical professionals and insurance companies
  • Best practices as they are applied to legal and financial aspects of the health care system
  • Language and skills to for effective communication with health care professionals
  • Empathetic communication and active listening skills to work effectively with patients and families

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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