Provide Holistic Health Care Management
Next start date
September 10, 2016
Navigating today’s complex and fragmented health care environment can be daunting for anyone. When an individual is older, sick or disabled, the process is often overwhelming. Care managers act as strong advocates and offer expert guidance to help these individuals get the highest-quality, most cost-effective health care services possible.
In this two-course certificate program, you’ll develop the foundational knowledge and skills required to manage the health care needs of older adults and people with acute or chronic diseases or disabilities. We’ll focus on how to assist patients and their families with assessment and monitoring, care planning, decision making and problem solving, as well as how to handle insurance and medical systems throughout the care continuum.
Professionals and other individuals who work in care management or related roles, and those who want to enter or advance in the field.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. Some previous experience in health care is recommended.
To participate in this program, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll in this program, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed Internet connection.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Instructor Jullie Gray describes how the Certificate in Care Management prepares students to pursue careers working with today's complex health and insurance systems.
You’ll fulfill the academic requirements as part of preparation for certification as a care manager.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Foundations of Care Management
Tools & Applications for the Care Manager
Certificate in Care Management
Approved by the UW School of Social Work.
Location: UW Seattle
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Download the application form (PDF)
Apply online, or submit an application packet that includes:
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until the program closes.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on paying your course fee. Your course fee is due two weeks before the first class.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
Not available for this program
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.
Principal, Aging Wisdom
Associate Clinical Professor and Clinical Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Washington Palliative Care Navigator, Harrison Medical Center
Examine aging from multiple perspectives: the individual, family and society. Develop knowledge that will help you better serve older adults in a variety of contexts.
Develop the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective certified professional guardian for disabled or incapacitated adults and elderly individuals with diminished capacity or acquired disabilities.