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Health Care Commercialization Certificate Online

This online certificate program will help you succeed in bringing new healthcare services and products to the marketplace.

10/07/21 Next Application Due Date
10/20/21 Start Classes

Program Overview

$10,188 Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Program Duration
18 Credit Hours

Generate technologies and create awareness surrounding innovations that have the potential to significantly improve patient care with the Health Care Commercialization Certificate. In this 100% online program, you will learn how to translate fundamental research and development into medical products, services, and procedures that are cost effective, efficient, and consistent. You will address imperatives that can enhance the public’s access to care while navigating challenges such as constrained funding. This certificate is geared toward medical providers, entrepreneurs, and those who manufacture groundbreaking products within the medical device sector.

Coursework focuses on the manufacturing process, understanding healthcare regulations, and utilizing advanced operations management and marketing to improve quality, reduce waste, and increase financial savings when commercializing commodities. You will learn to enable a healthcare revolution that is responsive to legal and regulatory constraints, economic clinical evidence requirements, and reimbursement implications for pricing and product design. An analysis of microeconomics will broaden your knowledge of the behavior of consumers, producers, and insurers in healthcare markets. Your ability to communicate with health professionals will be facilitated by an examination of the linguistic roots used to form complex symptomatic, diagnostic, operative, and therapeutic medical terms.

In this online program, you will:

  • Identify the regulatory, economic, sociopolitical, clinical, and reimbursement constraints within the healthcare industry and for proposed healthcare products
  • Create marketing and business plans incorporating the unique challenges of healthcare ventures
  • Characterize a development process optimized for creating new healthcare products and services and evaluate its efficacy
  • Learn to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals
  • Assess, refine, and create a LEAN process to improve quality in healthcare settings
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Doug Ladd

"Great innovations come from unique insights. Being able to capture and develop those insights is a teachable skill."

– Doug Ladd, Professor of Practice & Executive Entrepreneur in Residence


The Health Care Commercialization Certificate online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$566 Per Credit Hour
$10,188 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Health Care Commercialization Certificate $566 $288 $10,188
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With six start dates a year, the Health Care Commercialization Certificate online program is flexible and convenient. View the calendar to find the best start date for you, along with corresponding deadlines.

Now Enrolling:

10/07/21 Apply By
10/20/21 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/10/2021 04/28/2021 05/03/2021 05/06/2021 05/10/2021 06/25/2021
Summer 2 06/28/2021 06/16/2021 06/21/2021 06/24/2021 06/28/2021 08/13/2021
Fall 1 08/23/2021 08/11/2021 08/16/2021 08/19/2021 08/23/2021 10/08/2021
Fall 2 10/20/2021 10/07/2021 10/12/2021 10/15/2021 10/20/2021 12/10/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northern Kentucky University?


The admission process is the first step toward earning your certificate online. Requirements for the Health Care Commercialization Certificate online program include:

Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions
2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

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Health Care Commercialization Certificate Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Bachelor’s degree (at minimum) with official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215.


In order to earn the Health Care Commercialization Certificate online, students must complete six courses for a total of 18 credit hours.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Unique challenges and limitations imposed by regulatory bodies and other considerations factor into marketing healthcare related products and services. This course uses case studies and projects to enable marketing plan development responsive to legal and regulatory constraints, clinical evidence requirements, and reimbursement implications for pricing and product design.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Systematically examines successes and failures in product development across a spectrum of health care companies to provide the skills needed to move ideas to market with an increased likelihood of success.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on mastering the complex symptomatic, diagnostic, operative, and therapeutic medical terms critical to success in the health care field.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Putting theory into practice, students work in teams under faculty supervision to provide the analysis needed to move a new or proposed medical product to the next development stage. Expected products include competitive assessments, a value proposition framework, a customer input plan, proposed pricing, and an evidence generation plan.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to health economics focuses on using the tools of microeconomic analysis to understand behavior by consumers, producers and insurers in health care markets. The tools of microeconomic analysis will also be applied to current policy problems, and supported with analyses of publicly available data sources.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced operations management approaches to quality; process and productivity improvement in health care organizations; use of case studies, exercises, and/or term projects to show application of management and quantitative concepts.

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