The DMSc faculty recognize the interest by prospective students and DMSc alumni to further their education and hone their leadership skills. In response to that interest, the DMSc faculty has created several certificate programs that will become available July 2019. All certificates consist of three asynchronous online courses (9-credit hours).
PA Education Certificate
The PA Education Certificate is designed to allow clinically practicing PAs or current doctorally educated PA faculty the option to complete doctoral-level coursework designed to meet the faculty development needs of a PA program faculty member.
- Teaching and Learning in PA Education
- PA Program Development, Implementation and Maintenance
- PA Program Evaluation and Improvement
Global Health and Disaster Medicine Certificate
The Global Health and Disaster Medicine Certificate at University of Lynchburg would be the first certificate designed specifically for PAs to address the needs and challenges of providing medical care during disasters and in under-resourced areas, to displaced refugees, and to US residents who travel internationally.
- Disaster Medicine
- Global Health Issues
- Clinical Issues in Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Healthcare Administration and Management Certificate
The Healthcare Administration and Management certificate is designed to provide PA leaders with advanced training in organizational behavior and leadership, healthcare administration, and management principles, to assume upper-level administrative positions in healthcare systems, healthcare organization, and industry.
- Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- Healthcare Administration
- Management Principles for Health Professionals
Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students who meet educational or clinical practicum requirements may apply for admission to the DMSc-PA Education Concentration, or the DMSc-Advanced Professional Practice Concentration.
DMSc alumni may also wish to further their education by completing a certificate program.