Another unique feature of the program is that students may elect to use elective credit hours to earn a Certificate in the Foundation of Health Services Administration. Such training is in response to the fact that managed care has become a dominant economic force in the health care delivery system and has challenged many of professional psychology's training concepts and attitudes. By taking graduate credit hours developed in cooperation with the Williams College of Business and the graduate program in Health Services Administration, students can be educated and trained in the attitudes, beliefs, and skills that are becoming increasingly important in the changing delivery of health care in the United States.
The certificate offers doctoral students the ability to acquire knowledge in the basic business systems and processes. Many psychologists have become managers and program outcome evaluators at many agencies and institutions. Several of our alumni who have completed this certificate are now applying their skills in institutions such as: The Red Cross (New Hampshire), the Cincinnati Veteran's Administration Medical Center, NCOD office, and Mercy Health System (Cincinnati), as well as preparing them for beginning their own practice.