Health Care Commercialization Certificate Online

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

Apply by 2/29/24
Start class 3/11/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Generate technologies and create awareness surrounding innovations that have the potential to significantly improve patient care with the Health Care Commercialization Certificate online at NKU. 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 in this online healthcare certificate program 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 healthcare commercialization 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
  • 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

Also available:

Northern Kentucky University offers a variety of healthcare programs online. Check out our other quality online healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $10,494
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 18
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Tuition

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The Health Care Commercialization Certificate online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total cost. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For additional information, visit the Financial Aid section on our FAQ page.

Tuition Breakdown:

Total Tuition $10,494
Per Credit Hour $567
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Calendar

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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.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring 11/8/241/2/241/4/241/5/241/8/24
Spring 23/11/242/29/243/4/243/8/243/11/24
Summer 15/6/244/24/244/30/245/3/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

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Apply Date 2/29/24
Class Starts 3/11/24
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Admissions

Follow these streamlined admission steps for the Health Care Commercialization Certificate

The admission process is the first step toward earning your certificate online.

Admission Requirements:

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

Health Care Commercialization Certificate Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alum 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]

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Courses

Gain the knowledge you need in these online healthcare commercialization courses

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

Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Unique challenges and limitations imposed by regulatory bodies and other considerations factor into marketing health care 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 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Innovation and entrepreneurship in health care play important roles in advancing disease treatment and improving community health. This course will review 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 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding the roots of words used in medical terminology is critical to success in the health care field. This course focuses on learning word parts, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots, and the combination of these parts to form complex symptomatic, diagnostic, operative, and therapeutic medical terms.
Duration: 7 Weeks 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 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 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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