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Certificate in
Health Services Management

Note: Many of the courses in this program are available by distance education; refer to the Distance Education section below. Visit the distance education website for further information.

This certificate program provides management education for the health service industry both now and in the foreseeable future. This program provides an opportunity for current and potential health care managers to increase their knowledge and skills in significant aspects of health service provision. Many of the courses in the Health Services Management certificate program qualify for exemptions in the part-time degree completion program in Health Services Management (see the Ryerson Undergraduate Part-Time Degree Studies Calendar at www.ryerson.ca/calendar for more information).

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/hsm.

Academic Coordinator: Jim Tiessen, jhtiessen@ryerson.ca

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Admission Criteria

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status, or a Community College diploma in a related health services field.

Admission Application

Students seeking admission to this program are required to complete an application for pre-approval and submit it to the academic coordinator. To obtain an application, visit Forms and Documents. The completed application, together with transcripts, may be presented to the academic coordinator during the Open House, or mailed to the address on the form.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of seven courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate. Up to four course credits may be granted on the basis of courses successfully completed at other institutions.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses (select five)

CHSM 301   Health Services Management:  The Healthcare Systems
CHSM 305   Health Services Management:  The Management Cycle
CHSM 407   Health Services Management:  Healthcare Financial Management
CHSM 437   Health Services Management:  Human Resources Management in Healthcare
CLAW 326   Law:  Law for Health Managers


Electives (select two)

CACC 100   Accounting:  Introductory Financial Accounting
CCMN 279   Communication:  Introduction to Professional Communication
CHIM 300   Health Information Management:  Managing Health Information Services
CHIM 301   Health Information Management:  Healthcare Information Analysis
CHIM 305   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Informatics
CHIM 404   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Economics
CHIM 408   Health Information Management:  Statistics for Health Services Managers
CHSM 306   Health Services Management:  Management Leadership and Decision-Making
CHSM 307   Health Services Management:  Principles of Long Term Care Service Del.
CHSM 308   Health Services Management:  Project Management - Long Term Care
CHSM 309   Health Services Management:  Trends in Long Term Care Service Delivery
CHSM 310   Health Services Management:  Institutional Structure
CHSM 330   Health Services Management:  Managerial Epidemiology for Healthcare
CHSM 408   Health Services Management:  Program Planning and Evaluation
CHSM 417   Health Services Management:  Research Methodology


Note to registered certificate program students
Required Courses
CHIM 403 deleted.

Professional Development

You can receive an acknowledgement of professional achievement once you have successfully completed three courses as follows:

Professional Development Award: Health Services Management requires completion of CHSM 305, CHSM 306, and CHSM 437.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CACC 100   Accounting:  Introductory Financial Accounting
CCMN 279   Communication:  Introduction to Professional Communication
CHIM 300   Health Information Management:  Managing Health Information Services
CHIM 301   Health Information Management:  Healthcare Information Analysis
CHIM 305   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Informatics
CHIM 404   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Economics
CHIM 408   Health Information Management:  Statistics for Health Services Managers
CHSM 301   Health Services Management:  The Healthcare Systems
CHSM 305   Health Services Management:  The Management Cycle
CHSM 306   Health Services Management:  Management Leadership and Decision-Making
CHSM 307   Health Services Management:  Principles of Long Term Care Service Del.
CHSM 330   Health Services Management:  Managerial Epidemiology for Healthcare
CHSM 407   Health Services Management:  Healthcare Financial Management
CHSM 408   Health Services Management:  Program Planning and Evaluation
CHSM 417   Health Services Management:  Research Methodology
CHSM 437   Health Services Management:  Human Resources Management in Healthcare
CLAW 326   Law:  Law for Health Managers