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Health navigation is a new role in the changing health care environment. Health navigators work in hospitals, health clinics, human service angencies, and insurance companies. They work with clients to clarify the health system and health insurance, assist clients to access services they need and are eligible 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 can be completed in 1-2 years.

The program is jointly offered by teh Departmetns of Public Health and Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work. If you have any questoins 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.

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Health Navigator Minor/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 eligible for, and educate clients regarding overall health.  The health navigation program is open to UM-Flint students as a minor and to non-degree students as a certificate program.

To be eligible to earn the certificate, community-based applicants (non-degree seeking students) must satisfy the following:

     1.  A minimum of one year experience within a healthcare setting within the past five years.
     2.  Effective oral and written skills.
     3.  Satisfactory completion of a written professional goal statement related to the specialty certificate program.

Prerequisites.  Sophomore standing, ENG 112  or EHS 120  with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Requirements.  Eighteen to nineteen credits, including at least 12 completed at UM-Flint, with grades of C+ (2.3) or better in all required courses.

A.  Health Navigator Foundations (8 credits).
    
HCR 400 ; NSC 393 PHS 309 /SWR 309 .

B.  Completion of one of the following tracks (10-11 credits).    

     Health Education
    
1.  PHS 394 ; HCR 380 , MTP 320  or MTP 321 .
     2.  Practicum.  PHS 409 .

     Nursing
     1.  Current BSN student or currently licensed registered nurse.
     2.  NUR 110 , NUR 202 , NUR 361 .
     3.  Practicum.  NUR 399 .

     Social Work
     1.  Major in social work.
     2.  SWR 440 ; HCR 380  or  NUR 361 , MTP 321  or  NUR 110 .
     3.  Practicum.  SWR 409 .
 


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