Health Law for Health Professionals

Health Law for Health Professionals

Graduate Certificate

Master the fundamentals of laws and regulations in health care

Program Overview

The 100% online Graduate Certificate in Health Law for Health Professionals:

  • 12 credit units, with four courses at three credit units each, which can be completed in less than eight months
  • Free to apply
  • No admissions test required
  • Units earned may be applied to a Master of Legal Studies degree
  • You may take one course (three credit units) from any of the courses offered in the three other Graduate Certificates in Health Law, including Regulatory Science, Aging Law & Policy and Health Information Privacy, Compliance, and Data Security.

This program is designed for individuals who do not wish to practice law, but regularly encounter legal and ethical issues in their health care professions. The certificate provides a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of how laws and regulations operate within health care organizations, business arrangements with insurers and providers, delivery of care, and scope of practice.

Application Info


Students may select any four courses out of the current list.   

Explore moral questions faced by health care professionals. What rights and responsibilities come with the role of a health care provider? Should the provider always disclose the full truth about a diagnosis?

This course surveys the field of biomedical informatics, including the effective uses of biomedical data collected from individuals (patients) and populations for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making. In addition, ethical, legal, and social implications of medical informatics are covered, with emphasis on technology ethics, digital health regulations, and privacy laws relevant to healthcare. Sections 111 (Main campus students) 211 (Arizona Online Students).

This course is available to undergraduates as Law 477.

Become familiar with the different models for how healthcare is organized and delivered through the licensure and accreditation process. The regulatory requirements for employment at health facilities through medical staff membership will also be covered. The course concludes with an in-depth focus on compliance requirements and privacy protection with advances in health technology, including health information exchanges.

This course is available to undergraduates as Law 478A.

Acquire a fundamental understanding of the financial management and regulatory issues in the health law field, specifically related to reimbursement, Medicare and Medicaid, and federal laws governing fraud and abuse. Course also covers long- term care, in terms of planning, financing, and placement.

This course is available to undergraduates as Law 479B.

Gain an overview of the scope of practice licensing and compliance requirements that govern health professionals, along with training in the role of expert witnesses in litigation from the deposition process to trial. Administrative, criminal and civil processes for non-compliance will also be covered.

This course is available to undergraduates as Law 480A.

This course examines the constitutional underpinnings of public health interventions. In addition, students will learn about the respective roles of local, state, tribal, and federal governments with respect to public health, and reflect on the balance between individual rights and governmental interests in protecting the public’s health.


"This program has given me a deeper understanding of the legal system, and how it interacts with our healthcare system. The program felt very diverse and encouraged collaboration."

Geoffrey Glowalla, LMFT
Alumnus, Graduate Certificate in Health Law for Health Professionals




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