Health Leadership is the only academic advanced certificate program of its kind in Canada. It is offered by the BCIT Health Care Management department, who have been educating healthcare professionals in leadership and management for over 30 years.
This highly specialized program is specifically focused on developing emerging health leaders. From leading oneself, understanding health organizations, budgeting, project management, and managing people, our courses are taught through the healthcare leadership lens. This gives you the leadership expertise your industry needs.
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This program is for healthcare professionals who:
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The aim of the Advanced Certificate in Health Leadership Program is to provide emerging leaders with a foundation for future growth in healthcare leadership.
At BCIT, we define an emerging health leader as an early-career health professional who is passionate and committed to pursuing a career in health leadership.
The goal of the advanced certificate is to produce health care graduates who are acquainted with health care leadership issues and who are able to:
The Health Leadership program is closely aligned with industry, through its program advisory committee and its adoption of the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework, a leadership capability profile that defines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a leader needs to exhibit in order to successfully contribute to an effective and efficient Canadian health system. As such, the framework has been adopted by the Health Care Leaders Association of BC, the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the Canadian Health Leadership Network, and Emerging Health Leaders.
The delivery method is online part-time studies using educational technologies to promote interaction and engagement within the program and cohort, while maintaining flexibility over time and ensuring educational interactions across the province and beyond. The faculty will have a minimum of a Master's credential with real-life experience at middle and senior levels of leadership in the health system. The key strengths of the program are:
Flexible. Specialized. Skills focused. Our grads are working in healthcare positions across all areas of the industry. From supervising medical laboratories and imaging departments to leading nursing teams and community health initiatives, our Health Leadership program prepares you from day one.
Gain the professional development and résumé relevancy employers seek. We give you health leadership and managerial skills that you can apply to any healthcare field.
Health leadership positions start at approximately $50,000 to $74,000 per year. Apply your new skills to your current role or seek out leadership positions in health care, with roles like:
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