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Certificate Advisor

Linda Polin

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Program Details

Health Care Management and Leadership Certificate


Estimated Tuition Candidacy Fees Action
$8,500.00 $175.00
This certificate program is ideal for those breaking into the profession as well as those seeking to advance their careers. Through convenient evening and weekend courses, build your managerial and leadership skills and prepare for success in this rapidly growing industry.

This program is designed for:

  • Working health care professionals seeking to increase their management skills
  • Professionals looking to transition into the health care industry
  • Physicians, clinical/allied health professionals, managers and others preparing for supervisory, managerial, or advanced-level administrative positions in the industry

The Health Care Management and Leadership Certificate prepares you for careers in:

  • Hospitals and acute care settings
  • Medical groups and ambulatory care
  • Long-term care
  • Health plans and health insurance
  • Government agencies and community-based organizations.
  • Public and nonprofit agencies

Contact Information:
For complete certificate information, please click here.

Admission Requirements:

An undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited institution. Please provide proof via an official transcript or a copy of your degree, and mail these documents directly to:

UCLA Extension
Department of Humanities and Sciences
10995 Le Conte Avenue, Room 711
Los Angeles, CA 90024

A student without an undergraduate degree may enroll in up to two of the required courses. If a "B" or higher is earned in both courses, then the student may continue the certificate.
Advisory Group:

Our Advisory Board of leading professionals from various health care sectors provides guidance in academic and professional matters including curriculum development, instructor selection, marketing, and outreach.
  • Jennifer Kozakowski, MPH, MN Director, Quality Improvement, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
  • Allen Miller, CEO, COPE Health Solutions
  • Mark Speare, Senior Associate Director, Patient Affairs, Human Resources, and Marketing, UCLA Medical Center
  • Leah J. Vriesman, PhD, MHA, MBA, Director & Associate Professor, Executive Education Programs, Department of Health Policy & Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Certificate Director:
  • Ric Zappala, JD, VMD, CADC-II, Program Director, Humanities & Sciences, UCLA Extension


  • SU=Summer
  • FA=Fall
  • WI=Winter
  • SP=Spring
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Estimated Cost

Candidacy Fee: $175.00

Estimated Program Tuition: $8,500.00

Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $750.00

Estimated Total Cost: $9,425.00


Contact: Linda Polin, (310) 825-7093 or lpolin@unex.ucla.edu

Open Enrollment or Apply for Admission?: Restricted
VA Approved?: No
Meets I-20/ F1 Visa requirements: No
Estimated Duration (Half-Time pace): 8 quarters
Internships Available: No
Program ID: CF527

Additional Information

Please note: candidacy and application fees are not transferable or refundable.

Students in certificate programs may repeat once for credit only those courses in which they receive a grade of C-, D, F, NP, or U. A course in which a grade of C-, D or F has been earned may not be repeated for credit on a Passed/Not Passed basis. No more than a single instance of earned credit for any course will count toward minimum unit requirements for completing a certificate program, or for assessing continuing progress with respect to financial aid, or the status of international students on F1 visas.

All certificate programs at UCLA Extension require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation. If you would like to refine your English language proficiency prior to beginning one of our programs, we offer English as a Second Language programs and an array of classes in Communication and Learning Skills.

UCLA Extension may change the content and course requirements of a certificate program at any time. To prevent being impacted by possible changes in the course requirements, students are encouraged strongly to enroll in the certificate of their choice as early as possible following their selection of a program. Only those whose paid certificate application fees have been accepted are assured of completion of a certificate under its current requirements. Courses within the curriculum are expected to be completed by the end of normal candidacy which is cited above. Candidacies can be renewed under certain circumstances. Students with older records may be required to repeat material to ensure its relevance.

Students who complete their curriculum with an earned GPA of 3.5 or higher will have the notation "earned with distinction" posted to their transcript and printed on their certificates. For other information about candidacies and the service environment, see about certificate candidacy.

UCLA is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This program was developed and is administered in accordance with regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

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