Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Health Care Ministry Leadership Certificate

Curriculum Planning Worksheet for Certificate in Health Care Ministry Leadership

The Certificate in Health Care Ministry Leadership is designed for associates across Catholic health care who wish to deepen their understanding of the theological, ethical, and practical elements of the mission and ministry of Catholic health care. It is designed for those who wish to do "mission-in-place"—to enhance the work they do in finance, patient services, clinical care and more through engagement with the foundations of Catholic health care.

This certificate program is open to those with undergraduate or graduate degrees.

To complete this 15-credit hour certificate, students can choose any five courses in the areas of theology, spirituality, ethics, organizational management, and leadership from the curriculum for the MA in Health Care Mission Leadership. This flexibility allows those who have strong backgrounds in health care administration to focus their coursework in the theological disciplines, while those with backgrounds in theology may, for example, choose to focus on organizational development.

The structure of the Certificate allows interested candidates to continue their studies toward the MA in Health Care Mission Leadership.

Like the MA in Health Care Mission Leadership, this Certificate program is a collaborative venture between Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics. All of the courses can be completed online.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.