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Health Law Certificate

Nashville’s thriving health care ecosystem contributes $46.7 billion and 273,000 jobs to the local economy annually, according to the results of a study released September 20, 2018 by the Nashville Health Care Council. Nashville is home to more than 500 health care companies and nearly 400 professional service firms with health care expertise that operate on a multistate, national or international basis.

The Health Law certificate program offers an array of courses including Insurance Law, Health Care Fraud and Abuse Regulation, and Health Care Business and Finance. Completion of the certificate indicates to prospective employers that a student has specialized knowledge of the healthcare field. Students obtaining a Health Law certificate will receive a notation on their transcript.


Requirement One
Students must earn 3.0 cumulative GPA in:

  1. Contracts and Sales
  2. Torts
  3. Business Associations

Requirement Two
Students must successfully complete:

  1. Health Law
  2. Health Law Practicum
  3. Health Care Business and Finance, or Health Care Fraud and Abuse Regulation

Requirement Three
Students must successfully complete at least eight additional credit hours of Health Law electives. Qualifying electives will be announced prior to registration each semester.

Requirement Four
Students must complete an upper-level rigorous writing requirement on a health law topic in connection with one of the courses listed in requirement two or requirement three. Students may also fulfill Requirement Four in one of the following ways, but the topic of the writing must be approved in advance by the Director of Health Law Studies:

  1. Writing a Note on a health law topic for a Belmont University College of Law approved journal or law review.

  2. Completing the Rigorous Writing Requirement through another course, not listed above, including through the Advanced Legal Writing course.


Contact the Director of Health Law Studies