Program Overview

The Health Care Administration Management program is for international graduate students with previous education/experience in health sciences. Courses will provide you with business and leadership skills to work within the Canadian health care system. Students graduating from this program will find employment opportunities within medical clients, physician practices, hospitals and more.
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Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
60 weeks

International Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
London South Campus
2025 January
London South Campus
2025 May
London South Campus
2023 September
London South Campus
2024 January
London South Campus
2024 May
London South Campus

Your Learning Experience

This program is currently available to international students only.

The Health Care Administration Management program is a business program that will provide students with previous education/experience in health care with business and leadership fundamentals. The program provides the skills necessary to work within the Canadian health care system. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics in business through the lens of health care.


You will develop skills in the areas of finance, human resources, operations, management, leadership, research and reporting, and strategic thinking. You will study privacy, ethics, communications and patient care concerns as they relate to the Canadian health care system.


The Health Care Management program is designed as a four-semester program for international college or university graduates from the healthcare field or from other disciplines. Within the first semester, students will learn about the Canadian health system, health care providers, and agents. It will inform students about the various provincial and federal bodies involved. 


Students will then implement their previous experience within health sciences to advance their knowledge on health care management, reporting tools, legal and ethical issues, database management, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and employee relations.


Career Information

Graduates of the Health Care Administration Management program can utilize the knowledge attained through the program along with previous education/experience in health sciences to pursue a career in the health care field, primarily in clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Students graduating from the program will find employment opportunities within medical clients, physician practices, hospitals and more. 


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Health Care Administration Management program:

Office Administrator

Complete clerical and administrative tasks for an office.

Clinic Administrator 

Oversee the daily operations in a medical office or clinical setting. 

Medical Business Manager

Manage the daily operations of a medical office. 

Clinical Assistant 

Assist medical professionals with basic diagnostic tests, record keeping and patient management.

Program Progression

Fall Intake 

Start Level 1Level 2Break
Level 3Level 4-

Winter Intake 

Start Level 1Level 2Break
Level 3Level 4-

Summer Intake

Summer FallWinter
Start Level 1Level 2Break
Level 3Level 4 


Learning Outcomes
  1. Produce managerial correspondence and reports accurately by specified deadlines using available computer technology and professional writing standards;
  2. Assess the components of the Canadian and Ontario health care systems and the external environmental factors affecting the management of health care organizations to ensure compliance in service delivery;
  3. Analyze laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies to determine their impact on decision-making in health care organizations and health services delivery;
  4. Critically examine ethical choices, values, and professional behaviour to make recommendations that inform health care management roles and decision-making;
  5. Analyze health care organization operations in order to advise on continuous improvement and problem solving
  6. Integrate data, critical thinking, and effective decision-making skills to support strategic and operational goals;
  7. Select appropriate leadership strategies to effectively manage human resources, human relations, and organizational culture and environment;
  8. Contribute to the strategic decision-making of a health care organization by applying basic financial management concepts
  9. Apply principles of operational planning, project management, and quality management to support health care operations;
  10. Develop and use strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance work performance and explore career opportunities in a Canadian global workplace;
  11. Collaborate and communicate effectively across functional teams and levels of management for hiring, supervising, and training as required in a culturally diverse and globalized business culture.


Academic School


Program Coordinator:

Charmi Pandey


Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree, preferably in Health Sciences. Other backgrounds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above.

International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years 
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

Previous health, business or administrative post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements


Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
HLTH-6049The Canadian Health System3
This course will provide learners with an understanding of the Canadian health care systems, health care providers, and agents. It will inform students regarding the various provincial and federal bodies involved in Canadian health care, as well as government funding models. The approach used in Canada for health service delivery will be reviewed.
DEVL-6028Workplace Prep for Health Care 13
This course will stress the essential employability skills needed to begin a professional career in the health care industry. Throughout this course, students will develop a professional image as it is an integral element to their career success. Students will develop a personal career portfolio suitable for employment in the Canadian workplace. A wide range of career-specific topics will be discussed to enhance the students' ability to gain successful employment and increase their understanding of the importance of developing a career strategy. Emphasis will be on social media management and communication skills relevant to the job market.
ADMN-6012Medical Office Procedures3
This course introduces the student to the core skills and knowledge required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical environments. The course emphasizes the interaction of people, technology, equipment, and administrative procedures in the medical environment. It combines a high level of caring about people and attention to the day-to-day details of running an efficient and organized practice, clinic, hospital department or unit, or allied health care facility. The importance of professional ethics, privacy, and confidentiality will be highlighted throughout the course.
INFO-6117Health Systems Admin & Management3
Students will be introduced to the main concepts of health systems management including the collection, use, and disclosure of health records in an evolving health care landscape and technology environment. The current health information issues, standards, trends structure and function of health care communities in general, and health care facilities specifically, will be examined. The implication of legislation on health systems management will be explored. Principles of communication, leadership, change management of quality data and information, while maintaining security of health information throughout its lifecycle are addressed. The importance of professional ethics, legal and policy implications of health information systems privacy and confidentiality will be emphasized throughout the course.
COMP-6052Medical Spreadsheet Applications3
In a medical office, creating, editing and analyzing data in spreadsheets is fundamental to successful practice management. Students will further their Excel knowledge by building complex formulae, manage range names, create tables and lists incorporating Excel's database capabilities, and apply advanced features to analyze, summarize, protect, and share data. The importance of professional ethics, privacy and confidentiality will be highlighted throughout the course.
MGMT-6155Project Mgmt & Organizational Structures3
Managing projects effectively includes the management of multiple factors, including teams, schedules, budgets, time, and quality. In this course, students will explore the methodologies of project management as well as the Project Management Institute's (PMI) knowledge areas in order to gain a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques used by Canadian managers. Through class discussions, independent and group experiential learning, students will develop skills to evaluate project objectives and priorities and create comprehensive project plans. Additionally, students will build on their interpersonal management techniques involving negotiation, conflict resolution, group dynamics and project leadership.
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Tuition Summary

London South

International Costs
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.