Health Law Certificate

Health care is one of Nashville’s leading industries, and students can take advantage of this industry strength through the College of Law’s Health Law certificate program. The program offers an array of courses and indicates to prospective employers that a student has specialized knowledge of the health care field. Students obtaining a Health Law certificate will receive a notation on their transcript.

Requirement One: Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 in the following required courses:

  • Contracts and Sales
  • Torts
  • Business Associations

Requirement Two: Students must successfully complete all of the following courses:

  • Health Law
  • Health Law Practicum
  • Health Care Business and Finance or Health Care Fraud and Abuse Regulation

Requirement Three: Students must successfully complete at least eight additional hours of electives from the following courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Contract Drafting
  • Employment Law
  • Global Health and Human Rights
  • Health Care Business and Finance
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Insurance Law
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mental Health Law
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Products Liability
  • Workers Compensation

Requirement Four: Students must complete an Upper-Level Rigorous Writing Requirement in connection with one of the courses listed in Requirement Two or Requirement Three, or a note on a health law topic written for a Belmont University College of Law approved journal.  The topic must be approved in advance by the Academic Dean.