Become Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Develop your quality management and project leadership talents with the University of Georgia’s online course Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate for Healthcare. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, you'll be able to use proven techniques for solving quality problems and improving processes in healthcare organizations. This course explores Lean Six Sigma methodologies via healthcare-specific, authentic learning exercises and discussion topics.


Format: Online

Hours: 40

Credits: 4 CEUs

When: Start anytime

Cost: $1,899

Your instructor will explain Lean Six Sigma methodologies and show you how they can be applied in a healthcare environment. You will learn how to create efficiencies in scheduling, office management, supply ordering, recordkeeping and most importantly, customer satisfaction.

The features of this customized course include:

  • Audio presentations with corresponding visuals
  • Asynchronous online discussion boards
  • Instructor feedback and support throughout your time in the course
  • Lessons on the Six Sigma philosophy, DMAIC methodology, graphical analysis tools, statistical calculations, and lean principles
  • Healthcare-specific, authentic learning exercises and discussion topics

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for key team members responsible for process improvement in their healthcare organizations.

This course is also available as a classroom contract training for your organization. You choose the dates and location. For more information, please contact Professional and Personal Development at

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Start anytime. Students will have six months from start date to complete course requirements.

Register and receive access to the online course materials, assignments, and assessments. Your instructor will be available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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Online with asynchronous activities and instructor support.

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Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan. She is currently Principal at University Training Partners, a company that develops and delivers Six Sigma training for corporations and universities.

Over the past four years, Dr. McShane-Vaughn has helped hundreds of professionals learn and apply Lean Six Sigma principles to their workplaces. Previously, she was a tenured faculty member at Southern Polytechnic State University. For 8 years, she directed and grew their Master of Science in Quality Assurance program and taught Statistics, Statistical Quality Control, Linear Regression and Design of Experiments in the graduate program.

Before her career in academics, Dr. McShane-Vaughn worked for 15 years as a quality engineer and statistician in the automotive, medical device manufacturing, consumer products testing and revenue management industries.  

Dr. McShane-Vaughn is the past chair of the Six Sigma Black Belt exam for the American Society for Quality, and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of Six Sigma Forum Magazine for ASQ. She was an examiner for the Georgia Oglethorpe Board of Examiners, Georgia's equivalent of the National Malcolm Baldrige Award. Dr. McShane-Vaughn is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and a member of the American Statistical Association. She holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer.