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Northern Kentucky University’s College of Health & Human Services is proud to partner with CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting offering the Clinical Research Certificate and Microcredential programs.

What will I learn with a Clinical Research Certificate or Microcredential?

The Clinical Research Certificate and Microcredential programs are designed for those individuals interested in working in the field of Clinical Trials Research. Areas of study include clinical study management and associated components such as biopharmaceutical development, regulatory requirements, components of start-up of clinical studies, regulatory documentation, safety reporting, data and statistical consideration, management of clinical supplies, and monitoring of clinical studies.

The certificate program contains six courses for 18 credit hours while the microcredential program contains just 3 courses (Clinical Trails I, II, and III) for 9 credit hours.

Why should I enroll in the Clinical Research Certificate or Microcredential Program?

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries will increase at a faster rate than average over the next 15 years. The changing landscape of drug development has spurred a change in the industry, where biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have begun to target niche operators that offer highly specialized research and development services. This will result in excess jobs and demands for employees with scientific backgrounds and training in clinical research and informatics.

Who enrolls in the Clinical Research Certificate and Microcredential Programs?

The Clinical Research programs are designed for students with any background. Students do not need to have a background in science or medical training. Each program provides an excellent foundation in all aspects of clinical research to open up opportunities all across the industry.  You will learn in detail about all the various stakeholders and participants of a clinical trial, including the sponsor, CRO, research sites, vendors, labs, regulatory authorities and more.

Career Opportunities

Our curriculum empowers graduates to have fulfilling careers while contributing to the economic vitality of the region. The objectives specifically address the College of Health & Human Services’ goal to address the critical regional need for healthcare professionals. Future careers for students with the certificate include:

  • Clinical research associates
  • Clinical research coordinators 
  • Study managers

Contact Us

Trina Cossin, MEd, RT(R)

cossint1@nku.edu 
(859) 572-5477