Professional & Continuing Studies

Online certificate program prepares clinical research professionals

The University of Delaware’s spring offering of the Clinical Trials Management Online Certificate Program takes place Feb. 19-May 21 and is now open for enrollment. The program provides a comprehensive introduction to the clinical trials environment, which holds opportunities for professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Clinical Trials Management Online Certificate Program

Feb. 19-May 21, 2018

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the clinical trials environment aligned with the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals certification exams.


“Clinical research is a field for individuals who have a passion for leaving their footprint in research as well as seeing the impact their efforts make to humankind,” said Michele Welch, program director and lead faculty for the UD program, which is offered through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Welch, a clinical research professional with over 20 years’ experience in global pharmaceutical drug development, believes clinical research can result in cost-effective ways to treat disease and increase quality of life through successful development and launch of new biologics, devices, and pharmaceuticals and by incorporating the science of genomics or personalized genetic prescribing.

Professionals working in clinical research range from the principal roles of investigator or research nurse to the support roles surrounding regulatory compliance, scientific writing, marketing and communications, project management, data analysis and more.

“UD’s certificate program has been designed to help individuals understand the challenges that the industry faces today and provides them an overview of opportunities for career change,” explained Welch. The curriculum of the Clinical Trials Management Certificate covers core concepts consistent with the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals certification exams, a valuable credentialing opportunity for clinical research professionals. Students will come away with a solid understanding of the intricacies and rigors of new product development and be better prepared to undertake the challenges posed by today’s global regulatory environment.

This program is appropriate for professionals with a strong science and/or healthcare related background, including nurses, pharmacists, medical technologists, physicians and more.

UD students and UD alumni are eligible for a discount when enrolling in this program. Discounts are also available for military personnel and veterans, and groups of two or more individuals from one business or organization.

For more information about the Clinical Trials Management Certificate, including a detailed curriculum, visit, write to or call 302-831-7600.