Healthcare Quality and Safety, Certificate

The Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety is designed to provide individuals with a broad introduction and practical skills related to the field, with the goal of training health care professionals that are proficient and capable of leading quality and safety efforts in their area of clinical interest. Through a four course sequence that includes a mentored capstone QI project, students will gain a foundation in the history, methods, tools, and applications of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare.


This certificate requires the completion of four course units, including a capstone/thesis requirement. Students must achieve a B- or better in each course.
Core Requirements
HQS 6120Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement1
HQS 6500Systems Thinking in Patient Safety1
HQS 9900Quality Improvement Capstone I1
Select 1 elective1
Non-Academic Requirements
HIPPA Training
Total Course Units4

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.