Healthcare Compliance | Certificate

Program Features

  • 18 credits (seven courses completed in 12 months)
  • One of six CCB Accredited Universities
  • Faculty with real-world healthcare compliance experience
  • Executive format for working professionals
    • Online course delivery for the majority of coursework
    • Two weekends on site required
  • Federal financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Small class size, which nurtures student-faculty interaction
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Apply credits to Pacific University's MHA degree program
  • Exposure to Pacific University health professions programs

More Information

Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate Brochure (pdf)
Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Compliance Student Handbook (pdf)
Gainful Employment Disclosure (pdf)

Healthcare Compliance Program Manager; Assistant Professor
General Counsel and Vice President, Health Policy for the Oregon Medical Association
Director & Associate Professor, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Bobby Nijjar, RD, EdD

Assistant Professor
Experiential Learning Coordinator; Assistant Professor
Director of Compliance for Oregon Imaging Centers and Radiology Associates, PC
Fall 2014





Fall Introduction to Executive Leadership, Ethics and Governance in Healthcare 2 On-site: Sept. 12-13, 2014
Fall Introduction to Healthcare Compliance 3 Online
Spring Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3 Online
Spring Privacy and Security 3 Online
Summer Compliance Laws and Regulations 3 Online
Summer Healthcare Compliance Practice: Auditing, Investigations and Reporting 3 Online
Summer Compliance Seminar 1 On-site: July 31-Aug. 1, 2015

Total Certificate Credit Hours



MHA Degree Program with Compliance Certificate

MHA Courses

Course Credits

Compliance Courses

Course Credits

MHA-510: Policy, Regulation and Politics in Healthcare; or

MHA-515: Managing Human Resources and Diversity in Healthcare

3 HCC-601: Introduction to Executive Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare 2
MHA-525: Community Health and Managerial Epidermiology 3 HCC-610: Introduction to Healthcare Compliance 3
MHA-530: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 2 HCC-630: Privacy and Security 3
MHA-550: Quality Management in Healthcare 3 HCC-640: Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3
MHA-605: Healthcare Management Strategies 3 HCC-650: Compliance Laws and Regulations 3
MHA-610: Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Systems 3 HCC-670: Healthcare Compliance Practices: Auditing, Investigations and Reporting 3
MHA-620: Healthcare Operations Management 3 HCC-690: Compliance Seminar 1
MHA-625: Healthcare Accounting and Finance 4    
MHA-650: Health Services Research and Evaluation Methods  3    
MHA-675: Research Project or Independent Research Project 1    
MHA-691 and MHA-692: Capstone Seminars 2    

Total Credits




(A total of 48 credit hours are required for the MHA degree)


Oct. 10, 2014 | The Opioid Puzzle: Best Practices in Healthcare
Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:30 to 15:00

With the current medical and legislative controversies around use of opioids in chronic pain patients, many providers puzzle to balance appropriately treating pain and increasing quality of life, versus overmedicating or inappropriately medicating patients with disastrous consequences. The Opioid Puzzle: Best Practices in Healthcare workshop clarifies misconceptions around the mechanisms and signs of tolerance, addiction, and dependence, reviews current laws and regulations regarding controlled substance prescribing including the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and deliberates on how to make the decision to treat with an opioid. After attending this seminar, participants should be able to better understand the mechanism by which opioid addiction occurs, the objective data of opioid use and law in the Pacific Northwest, how to protect their practice while improving patient care, and should be able to inform their clinical decision making by an increased understanding of risk factors and protocols for opioid treatment.
Amber Buhler, PhD Associate Professor
Michael Millard, RPh, MS Assistant Dean for Clinical Services, Assistant Professor
Andrew Mendenhall, MD Medical Director of Hazelden Beaverton