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Healthcare Navigator Specialist - Certificate Program

Healthcare navigators help patients find the resources they need to follow their prescribed treatments and improve their health.

Eastern Florida State College’s one-year Healthcare Navigator Specialist College Credit Certificate (CCC) prepares you for employment in a variety of medical settings and can serve as a stepping stone to a Healthcare Navigator Associate in Science degree, which expands your job options.

The skills learned in the certificate program also can lead to career opportunities for those who already hold a related nursing or health science degree and want to branch out into the patient advocacy field.

Healthcare navigators, also called health or patient navigators, are trained in critical skills such as communication, leadership, computer literacy, medical and legal ethics, and health and safety improvement.

Patient advocacy is an in-demand field in today’s job market, making EFSC’s Healthcare Navigator Specialist certificate a strong foundation for careers in many public, private, and community healthcare setting.

Healthcare Navigator Specialist - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Method
On-Campus, Hybrid
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Health Sciences
Contact Information

Health Science Advising 
Email Advising 


Healthcare Navigator Specialist CCC COURSE CURRICULUM

The 31-credit certificate program includes online and hybrid course options, providing flexibility for working adults.

Healthcare Navigator Specialist CCC Admissions Information

Students may begin in any semester and it’s easy to apply using EFSC's general admissions steps. This college credit certificate is an open-access program, with no additional application required. 

Applicants should work with a health sciences advisor, especially if you are planning to use the certificate's courses toward the A.S. degree or to build the prerequisites required for other EFSC health sciences or nursing programs.

Brief Cost and Financial Aid Information

Basic tuition for a Florida resident is about $3,200 and the program is eligible for Federal financial aid. All students should apply for aid and scholarship options that might help reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

Exploring Required Courses

In addition to the program's required classes, you'll choose one elective course that can help you customize the focus of your certificate. The Health Analysis course even includes class time in an on-campus fitness center for real-world training on how to help clients. Courses you would take include:

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