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Become a healthcare leader with a Health Services Management certificate

Healthcare management is one of the fastest-growing occupations in today’s job market. Even more exciting is the endless variety of roles available in healthcare management in Canada. You can work in many different environments, including hospitals, long-term-care facilities, health clinics, and dental or medical offices. The Chang School’s Certificate in Health Services Management will provide you with the key principles, skills, and experience you need to enter this rapidly growing field with confidence.

Our hyper-focused seven-course certificate makes for an easy transition into the health management industry. This healthcare management program was designed by industry experts and packed with case studies and simulations so you can get hands-on experience. By the end of the certificate, you’ll have a deep understanding of healthcare management must-haves, from human-resources management and budgeting to leadership and decision-making skills.

We also offer many elective options so you can determine which path works best for you. Are you more interested in long-term care service delivery? Health informatics? Managerial epidemiology? There’s a fascinating specialty for everyone – and the certificate can be completed online in as little as six months, on your own time.

Ready to join this fast-growing occupation? Come start your Certificate in Health Services Management. We’re here for you.

Who should take this Health Services Management certificate?

  • You’re a current or potential healthcare manager or leader who’s looking to increase your knowledge and skills in health services to help you move up in your career
  • You’re a newcomer and want to take healthcare management courses in Canada to speed up your entry into the Canadian healthcare management space
  • You want to study in the part-time degree completion program in Health Services Management (many of the courses in the Health Services Management certificate program are degree-credit courses and qualify for exemption)

What will you learn while taking the Health Services Management certificate?

You’ll learn:

  • Key foundational knowledge about how healthcare is delivered
  • The responsibilities of a healthcare manager, including planning, human resource management, budgeting, service delivery, and change management
  • The responsibilities of provinces and the federal government in the allocation of healthcare services, funds and coverage
  • How health information is collected and used toward decision making in healthcare
  • Key management principles, perspectives and functions of planning, organizing, leading, controlling and budgeting within healthcare

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Executive director
  • Healthcare manager
  • Mental health lead
  • Operations manager
  • Patient safety consultant
  • Quality improvement manager
  • Screening manager

Certificate Requirements

  • 5 required courses
  • 2 electives
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits


  • A community college diploma in a related health services field


  • Mature student status

Admission Application

You must complete a pre-approval application and receive an approval code before registering in your certificate (it’s best to have your registration in place before you enrol in for your first course).

Already a TMU student or have a Google email account? Complete our Certificate Approval Code Request form and attach your required documentation.

Not yet a TMU student or don’t have a Google email account? Complete our Certificate Approval Code Request (Non-Google Users) form and submit your required documentation.


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