Health Care Informatics Certificate

The health care informatics certificate program provides an opportunity for health care professionals, particularly those health care professionals without a BS in nursing, to acquire knowledge and skills in the rapidly progressing field of informatics. With the recent movement towards the adoption of the electronic health record and the need for IT infrastructure to increase patient safety and facilitate evidence-based practice, there is a growing need for more informatics specialists. This certificate provides opportunities for those new to the field and those who may be practicing in the field and need a professional update.

For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs, and other important information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Program Coursework

To receive a Health Care Informatics Certificate, students must complete 16 credit hours of coursework.

Informatics Core Courses


Specialty Options (Select 2)


Important Dates


Spring 2023

Non-Degree Application Opens
October 31, 2022

Non-Degree Application & Enrollment Request Deadline
January 2, 2023

Certificate Program Enrollment Request Deadline
January 2, 2023

NEXus Enrollment Request Deadline
January 2, 2023

Spring Semester Dates
January 23 - May 19, 2023
(Including Finals Week)

Drop Deadline
February 3, 2023 at 5pm MT