The Alfus Healthcare Advocacy Online Certificate Program
The University of Miami's Alfus Healthcare Advocacy Program is the only completely online program of its kind in the US, taught by highly qualified professionals in the field.Healthcare Advocacy is an emerging and exciting career. Healthcare advocates (HAs) help patients receive the best healthcare possible by helping patients and their families navigate a healthcare system that is both complex and daunting. And the new healthcare legislation is further complicating access to healthcare and insurance coverage. HAs help patients and their families understand diagnoses, prognoses and outcomes, as well as available treatment options. They identify resources and help patients and their families decode insurance coverage.
The APAC Program from the University of Miami provides a rigorous academic and personal experience that will qualify graduates for a career in the fast-growing field of healthcare advocacy.
The University of Miami's Healthcare Advocacy Program, will be the career move that yields not just professional growth and security, but personal satisfaction as well.
Program Price: $4,995 (Total tuition charges for the 8 course program)
The University of Miami (UM) Alfus Healthcare Advocacy Program (AHAP) requires its students to:
- Have a bachelors degree from an accredited four year college or university
- Supply an unofficial transcript of their bachelor's degree
- Provide a current resume
- Supply two professional references
The UM APAC program recognizes that some prospective students do not have a four-year bachelors degree, but may have professional level experience in a health care field (e.g., registered nurse, physical therapist, etc.) or have a proven track record of health advocacy experience. If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please call 305-284-4000. You will be asked to provide the following:
- A current resume
- An unofficial transcript of their associates' degree or other professional training
- An essay (500 words or less) succinctly explaining why you believe you should be admitted to the UM APAC program
- Two professional references
Topic Focus Areas
In addition to our certificiate program, we offer 3 dynamic topic focus areas in Health Advocacy. These courses may be taken separately with no pre-requisite and cost $599 each.
Cancellation Policy for Program:
Cancellation requests received more than 3 days prior to program start date………100% Refund
Cancellation requests received within 3 days (72 hours) of program start date…… 75% Refund
Cancellation requests received on or after program start date……………………… No Refund
The University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any program with insufficient enrollment or for reasons beyond our control. In any such cases, a full refund of fees and deposits will be made. Before a refund can be issued, verification of your payment, confirmation of the pertaining records and administrative review and approval must be completed. While we will expedite your refund request, please allow a minimum of 45 days for processing.