Health Navigation Minor and Certificate Program

Health navigation is a new role in the changing health care environment.  Health navigators work in hospitals, health clinics, human service agencies and insurance companies.  They work with clients to clarify the health system and health insurance, assist clients to access services they need and are eligable for and educate clients regarding overall health.  The 18-19 credit hour health navigation program is open to UM-Flint students as a minor and to non-degree students as a certificate.  The program begins in Fall 2014 and can be completed in 1-2 years.

Courses in the health navigation program are taught by knowledgable Public health, Nursing and Social Work faculty.  The minor/certificate curriculum consists of courses that address:

  • Medical terminology
  • Case management
  • Health promotion
  • Motivational interviewing
  • The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance
  • Health assessment
  • Health navigation practicum

This program is jointly offered by the Departments of Public Health and Health Sciences, Nursing and Social Work.  If you have questions about the health navigation program or wish to explore serving as a health navigation practicum site, please contact 810-237-6503 ext. 5 or healthnavigator@umflint.edu