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

Estimated Cost Breakdown

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. See our website or speak to a program representative for more information about candidacy and program benefits.

Internships Available
Visa Requirement Applicable
VA Benefit Eligible
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