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Application due date for January 9, 2023 term: January 6

Estimated time to completion: 4 Months

Now 100% tuition-free1
for the January term

The presence of telehealth continues to grow and involve, so we are waiving tuition for our fully online Certificate in Telehealth for anyone who enrolls to start January 9.

With just a few taps on a smartphone, patients are connecting with their health care professionals from whenever and wherever they are. The goal of this certificate program is to help you demystify virtual health, provide an educational basis to prepare you to lead and guide your organization’s digital health initiatives and transform the delivery of healthcare through people, processes, and technology. Find out how to leverage telehealth to improve outcomes by making healthcare safer, more patient centric, time- sensitive, efficient, effective, and equitable.


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What you can expect.

  • Take a Deep Dive Examine the different modes of telehealth: the evolving technology, the complex legal and ethical implications, and best practices on going from bed side to web side in healthcare delivery . Develop a firm understanding about how virtual care can improve your organization’s cultural competency and diversity when working with patients.
  • Who's This Program For? With the proliferation of telehealth, this certificate is relevant for many different healthcare careers from C-suite leaders, Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses to Virtual Health Directors, telehealth coordinators, telehealth project manager, healthcare administrator – and any career engaged in healthcare leadership and patient care delivery. By the end of the program, students should be conversant in telehealth and telemedicine issues, and should be able to lead implementation and adoption of a telehealth program.
  • Why ACE? If your goal is to be a leader in telehealth, ACE is here to get you there. Our fully online, asynchronous format means you learn on your time, not ours, from wherever is convenient for you. While you’ll be learning online, you’re never learning alone. ACE is committed to a strong student support system that ensures our high-tech platform still means we’re high touch.

A few of the classes you'll take.

  • THLTH5003 Trends in Telehealth Delivery 3 semester credits
  • THLTH5013 Telehealth Leadership and Management 3 semester credits
  • THLTH5023 Legal and Ethical Issues in Telehealth 3 semester credits
Byron Barton, Ph.D.

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Byron Barton, Ph.D.
Administrative Faculty and Chair,
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We are, and have always been, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation guarantees that our programs meet certain levels of quality standards.   

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1The 100% Tuition Reduction Grant is applied to the total tuition cost of the program ($2115.00) and technology and library fee ($360) only. Student is responsible for the remaining application and program conferral fee.

A Note About Licensure:

Students who complete certificates that are approved to lead to licensure, endorsement, or certification may be subject to additional requirements for the receipt of initial licensure, endorsement, or certification in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate.

Students are strongly encouraged to check licensure requirements in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate to determine whether they are eligible for licensure, endorsement, or certification. It is vitally important that students know and be continually aware of the requirements for licensure in their state. State licensing requirements and licensing agency information may be found here

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Certificate in Telehealth

Total Tuition

9 semester credits
x $0 per credit



$50 Application Fee

$100 Program Conferral Fee


Total Program Cost*


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*This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program credit hours, receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section. The 100% Tuition Reduction Grant is applied to the total tuition cost of the program ($2115.00) and technology and library fee ($360) only. Student is responsible for the remaining application and program conferral fee.

State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

It is a state of California requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges, rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, for the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund. For more information and to see if you must pay the state-imposed assessment for Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) click here.

Admission Requirements

Certificate in Telehealth

ACE General Admission Requirements

  • Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, the enrollment agreement, and the payment agreement.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee.*
  • Provide official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.**

*The application fee is valid for one year from date of submission.
**Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements, including but not limited to verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview.

Program Admission Requirements

Certificate in Telehealth

  • Bachelor's or Highest Post- Baccalaureate degree earned 
  • Minimum grade point average cumulative 2.50 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for provisional admission

International Transcript Requirements

All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office official, sealed college transcripts from each institution attended.

  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

English as a Second Language Applicants

All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language as demonstrated in one of three ways:

  1. Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.

  2. Submission of an official minimum score on the paper or internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams.
    • The minimum TOEFL score required for the internet-based version is 80, and the paper-based version requires a minimum TOEFL score of 20 for each of the three skills: Reading, Listening, and, Writing.

    • The minimum IELTS score required is 6.5. Note: IELTS is not acceptable for Texas programs leading to certification.

    • The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.
  3. Applicants to the Texas Educational Leadership program whose first language is not English must submit a minimum scaled score of 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing from the Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) or evidence of an undergraduate or graduate degree earned at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States listed in Figure: 19 TAC §230.11(b)(5)(C).


Certificate in Telehealth

Explore the classes you'll take to fulfill this program's nine semester credit requirement. For more information, a complete list of requirements, and course options, see the College Catalog.

Health and Wellness Courses (9 semester credits)

This course is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to telehealth and telehealth trends. An exploration of telehealth platforms used in day to day operations across healthcare settings will be examined. Policy, reimbursement, quality, and efficacy of telehealth in the healthcare delivery system will be emphasized.

Multidisciplinary leadership theories and models will provide a framework for the exploration of effective leadership in the selection, integration, and delivery of telehealth services. Data informed analysis and decision making will be emphasized. Leading change, collaboration with stakeholders and diverse communities, and the evaluation of quality within the context of telehealth will be examined.

This course focuses on legal and ethical implications for leaders in telehealth. Students will gain competencies in legal, regulatory, and risk management concepts as they relate to the implementation of telehealth programs. Emphasis is placed on the integration of telehealth services in healthcare delivery.