Health Informatics Certificate
A Certificate in Health Informatics focuses on hands-on skills taught by industry leaders using and implementing advanced health information technology. Just 12 credits, this certificate can be completed in as little as 8-12 months.
The industry continues to grow, now with the added demand for technology professionals. The Health Informatics Certificate will prepare you to advance or change careers in this field. The certificate program provides a good pathway for students to enroll in the Master's in Health Informatics program with advanced standing.
Earn a Health Informatics Certificate Online in Less than a Year
The Saint Joseph’s Health Informatics Certificate is offered 100% online. With just 12 credits to completion, you can complete the full program in 8-12 months. If you decide to go on, the certificate is stackable with all credits counting toward the Master’s in Health Informatics.
What Can I do with a Health Informatics Certificate?
Expand your understanding of privacy and security requirements, the role of standards and data exchange, and fundamentals associated with oversight of health information technology systems.
Positions relevant to this certificate include:
- Health Informatics Specialist
- Clinical Health Data Analyst
- Clinical Informatics Manager
- Quality Manager
HOW WILL SAINT JOSEPH’S PREPARE ME FOR A CAREER IN HEALTH INFORMATICS?
Saint Joseph’s University’s Health Informatics Certificate is designed to serve both those already working in healthcare as well as those looking to make a change in their career. Learn from an interdisciplinary team of faculty that includes experienced practitioners and thought-leading researchers.
FINDING EMPLOYMENT IN THE CITY OF “MEDS”
The city of Philadelphia is a unique place to pursue a graduate degree in Health Informatics. Philadelphia is known for having a high concentration of hospitals and healthcare companies. Regional employers include Highmark Blue Cross, MainLine Health, Penn Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and more. By studying Health Informatics at Saint Joseph’s University's School of Health Studies and Education you’ll be connected to our deep network within Philadelphia's healthcare sector.
At a glance
Certificate (stackable with students may continue on to complete the M.S. in Health Informatics)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits & Concentrations
9 credits per semester
6 credits or less per semester
Tuition & Fees
Average Class Size
Average Work Experience
The average student in the program has 7 years of work experience in the health care industry. A minimum of 2 years of work experience is recommended to apply to the program. The certificate program provides an opportunity for those with other non-healthcare related fields to gain a better understanding of health informatics and exposure to simulated electronic health records.
While most of our graduate students commute, there are resources available for those interested in living on-campus, or in near-by off-campus housing. For more information, please visit Office of Adult Student Life.
Jobs in Health Administration
What Does a Health Administrator Informaticist Do?
Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.
Support for Veteran Students
SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help you access and understand the benefits available to you and will support you during your educational career at SJU.
Adult Student Life
SJU’s Office of Adult Student Life provides programming, advocacy and support services for graduate students.