Certificate in Mission Leadership (C.M.L.)

Certificate in Mission Leadership


Preparing Catholic health care leaders to be
"front-line translators" of Catholic Tradition

Complete in 2 Years - Online Format - Cohort Learning Model

CML Cohort 2015

The CML program is intended for leaders at all levels who are committed to supporting and furthering the mission of their organization, those who are considering formal leadership positions in Catholic health care, and those who want to deepen their commitment to the future of Catholic health care.


Next Cohort Begins Fall 2018!

CML Courses: 

  • Introduction to Theology for Mission Leaders
  • The Meaning of Healing in Sacred Scriptures
  • The Church: God’s Gift and Our Task
  • Catholic Health Care: An Institutionalized Ministry of the Church
  • Religious Pluralism and Cultural Competency
  • Competencies for Mission Leadership
  • Basic Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Ethical Issues in Contemporary Health Care


The CML is a non-credit, certificate program:

Cohorts begin in September and conclude in two years (at the end of August)

Each cohort includes eight, 8-week modules, delivered in an online, interactive format

Participants meet in person for a 2-day opening orientation and a 2-day concluding retreat

Modules are taught by Aquinas Institute Faculty and industry leaders in Catholic health care

Certificate can serve as preparation for the Executive MA in Health Care Mission


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I Apply?

For more information about the Certificate in Mission Leadership, please contact:

General Inquiries:


Center Co-Directors:

Sr. Colleen Mallon, O.P., Ph.D.:          Dr. Thomas Bushlack, Ph.D.

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