A Program Well-Suited to Provide Necessary Skills and Knowledge to Healthcare Compliance Professionals

Healthcare reform, the HITECH Act, and the growing emphasis on fraud and abuse prevention and detection by the federal government have all created a growing demand for individuals with solid compliance training. Pacific University’s Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Compliance provides a valuable resource to healthcare organizations: competent compliance professionals who have a full understanding of the dynamic, complex world of regulations and law and the necessary skills and tools to empower their organization in doing the right thing.

This program is well-suited to give graduate students the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in healthcare compliance, through interactive coursework taught by faculty with real-world healthcare compliance experience. Bringing together compliance professionals from diverse healthcare backgrounds and the expertise of guest speakers, the program offers an essential platform for experiential learning, enabling students to immediately apply the skills and best practices they have learned in the classroom to their professional work environments.

Designed for the working professional using a blended online and synchronous format, students gain the experience of both working as a group and as an individual. The program culminates in the presentation of a capstone project, which gives students the ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned to a real-world problem or compliance challenge, while demonstrating their executive presence as a compliance professional.

Upon completion of the program, students are encouraged to sit for the CHC¬© exam and/or other certifications provided by HCCA and AHIMA. Certification signifies an individual’s competency and expertise in healthcare compliance, and is furthermore, a preference and/or requirement of employers. Students may also chose to pursue the Masters of Healthcare Administration degree, with the opportunity to apply their graduate certificate credits to the masters program.


Aurae Beidler, MHA, RHIA, CHC, CHPS Program Manager