Online Professional Certificate in Telehealth

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Northeastern began offering instruction in telehealth long before COVID-19 brought virtual care to the forefront of medical practice. Telemedicine has proven to be a crucial tool for reaching patients in rural and underserved communities. Telemedicine services are also increasingly popular amongst the aging and elderly populations.

As a result, in 2022, the Biden administration earmarked over $19 million to fund the nationwide innovation, expansion, and implementation of telehealth services.* Proving that telehealth is here to stay.

Northeastern University’s Online Professional Certificate in Telehealth prepares clinicians and other health care leaders with the fundamental skills to support patients remotely. Telehealth usage is predicted to experience rapid expansion over the next few years, requiring academic and operational health care communities to start preparing today.

Quick Facts

  • Open registration and immediate start
  • Work at your pace; take up to 7 months to complete
  • Earn up to 90 course hours/CME credits
  • No prerequisites
  • $1,795 (payment plans available)

The 100% online telehealth certificate is composed of nine courses, across four content areas, covering the following virtual care topics

Artificial Intelligence and Informatics

Gain a basic understanding of AI and the powerful role it can play in modern healthcare.


  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Health Informatics

Communication and Collaboration

Study the social and psychological principles behind effective virtual communication.


  • The Psychology of Virtual Communications
  • Social and Immersive Media in Healthcare
  • Interprofessional and Virtual Team Management

Delivery, Operational and Legal Issues

Study remote healthcare delivery and explore evidence-based approaches to high-quality telehealth services.


  • Remote Care Delivery and Operational Requirements
  • Legal, Regulatory, Privacy and Security Requirements in Telehealth and Telecare


Examine evolving and immersive technologies and determine how to implement them for effective practice.


  • Immersive Technology Trends and Innovation
  • Technology Assessment

Participants who complete each course and evaluation are awarded 10 contact hours per course (for a possible total of 90 Continuing Medical Education credits), by the Northeastern University School of Nursing. Northeastern is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Biden-Harris Administration Invests over $19 Million to Expand Telehealth Nationwide and Improve Health in Rural, Other Underserved Communities