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Certificate programs are an excellent option for students yearning to further their education in order to get the career that they want. These programs are shorter than degree programs, and they tend to focus on one aspect of a discipline. After earning a certificate, most students elect to go directly into the work force.

What is a certificate in health? A certificate in health prepares students for a career in the health sciences field. Students are typically expected to take a wealth of science courses such as biology, chemistry, nutrition, and anatomy. Courses in psychology and genetics may also be required in more advanced programs. Students are usually instructed using examinations, lectures, and other assignments. At the end of their studies, students should be able to understand basic bodily functions and illnesses.

Earning a certificate in health can provide students with a variety of professional and personal benefits. After finishing a program, the majority of students report earning higher wages and gaining access to more career advancement opportunities.

The cost of acquiring a certificate varies from place to place and from school to school. Program duration and program competitiveness also impact costs. For more in-depth financial information, students should contact their school of choice directly.

There is a multitude of career options available to health students. The majority work in the healthcare field as educators, teaching future generations of nurses, scientists, and researchers. A small minority choose to remain in an academic environment, performing experiments and research in order to advance their understanding of the human body and its processes. Other health scientists work as consultants, helping government agencies and private institutions with public health issues.

If you want to earn a certificate in this field, you may want to consider earning your certificate online. Online programs are a great alternative for students seeking a more nontraditional learning environment with more flexibility. For more information, please search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Online Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research

Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine
Online Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Boston

Clinical research is the fastest growing discipline in the burgeoning medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping pace with the ever-increasing body of knowledge and new regulatory procedures generated by advances in clinical research is critical to career success. [+]

Certificate 2018/2019.

Clinical research is the fastest growing discipline in the burgeoning medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping pace with the ever-increasing body of knowledge and new regulatory procedures generated by advances in clinical research is critical to career success.

The objective of the Nondegree program is to provide an in-depth understanding of the scientific fundamentals of human research.

The Curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of key, fundamental elements of clinical research, including:

Clinical trial design and conduct Clinical research regulations Good clinical practices of research Critical evaluation of the medical, research literature Who can benefit from this program? ... [-]

Certificate in Computed Tomography (online)

Southwest University at El Paso
Online Full time 9 months September 2019 USA El Paso

This program is designed to prepare registered radiology technologist (RT) within a radiology field to advance in their career and be proficient to participate in a different modality within their profession. This certificate will serve as specialty advancement in radiology from as an Associates Degree in Radiology to a Certification in Computed Tomography. The program emphasis includes course material specialized in the Computed Tomography modality such as: CT Sectional Anatomy, CT Procedures, CT Physics, and CT instrumentations. [+]

This program is designed to prepare registered radiology technologist (RT) within a radiology field to advance in their career and be proficient to participate in a different modality within their profession. This certificate will serve as specialty advancement in radiology from as an Associates Degree in Radiology to a Certification in Computed Tomography. The program emphasis includes course material specialized in the Computed Tomography modality such as CT Sectional Anatomy, CT Procedures, CT Physics, and CT instrumentations.

Admissions requirements:

A high school diploma or its equivalency is required for admission into the program; Successful interview with an intake (admissions) counselor; and Successful completion of an ARRT Imaging registry unencumbered license (Registered Technologist, RT(R), (RTT)) license will be verified by admissions director for successful completion of the ARRT Registry) or successful completion of an ARRT recognized program (must be approved by department director). Updated immunization records ( a listing of immunizations can be located in the admissions office) A student must complete a prerequisite orientation to determine if he or she will be able to manage education utilizing the online platform. In order to receive credit for attending this orientation (presented on the LMS), a student must complete an assessment exam questioning if they are capable of managing the delivery throughout the duration of the program. This will serve as a determinant if the student is prepared to start with the distance education platform provided. ... [-]

Certification in Massage Therapy

National University of Health Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year January 2019 USA Lombard Saint Petersburg + 1 more

The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculum provides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes the study of massage theory and history, and offers extensive training in clinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You will be prepared for immediate work in any healthcare setting or for self-employment. [+]

Program Overview

The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculum provides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes the study of massage theory and history, and offers extensive training in clinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You will be prepared for immediate work in any healthcare setting or for self-employment.

Curriculum

You can earn your Certification in Massage Therapy in 3 trimesters or just one year of convenient evening classes. Or, if you've earned your general education requirements toward a two-year degree at another college, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy by completing our program. ... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Global Tobacco Control

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health - Online
Online Part time 1 year September 2019 USA USA Online

An 8-course, online certificate (25 credits) preparing students to lead effective tobacco control policy development, implementation and evaluation across the world. [+]

The Certificate in Global Tobacco Control is a fully online, part-time graduate program offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the world, and it is projected to kill one billion people in the 21st century unless effective tobacco control measures are implemented. In order to reduce and ultimately end the global burden of tobacco-caused death and disease, researchers and public health professionals need to be equipped with the necessary technical skills to support effective policy development and implementation.

The overall aim of the certificate program in Global Tobacco Control is to provide formal education to research scientists and public health professionals that equips them with the technical skills necessary to develop and effectively communicate the evidence that is required to support the effective tobacco control policy development and implementation. ... [-]


Certificate in Psychodynamic Theories

The Institute for Clinical Social Work
Campus September 2019 USA Chicago

ICSW’s Student-at-Large program is designed for professionals or clinicians who are interested in learning about psychodynamic theories. Our courses are taught by our faculty who are experts in the field of mental health. Students may enroll in any course except for Case Conference courses subject to instructor approval. Students can receive a certificate of completion or CEU credits. No more than four courses may be transferred for credit to our Master’s or PhD program. Students who plan to matriculate into our PhD or Master’s programs are required to fulfill all transfer course requirements and complete all components of the application for our programs. [+]

Student at Large

ICSW’s Student-at-Large program is designed for professionals or clinicians who are interested in learning about psychodynamic theories. Our courses are taught by our faculty who are experts in the field of mental health. Students may enroll in any course except for Case Conference courses subject to instructor approval. Students can receive a certificate of completion or CEU credits. No more than four courses may be transferred for credit to our Master’s or PhD program. Students who plan to matriculate into our PhD or Master’s programs are required to fulfill all transfer course requirements and complete all components of the application for our programs.

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Professional Certificates in Restorative Dentistry

Healthcare Learning
Online Part time August 2019 United Kingdom London

Healthcare Learning is pleased to unveil its series of professional certificates in partnership with the University of Manchester. The series of programmes are available to study individually allowing students to mix-and-match the disciplines that interest them most. For each class completed, students will receive CPD and a professional certificate from the University of Manchester. [+]

Overview

Healthcare Learning is pleased to unveil its series of professional certificates in partnership with the University of Manchester. The series of programmes are available to study individually allowing students to mix-and-match the disciplines that interest them most. For each class completed, students will receive CPD and a professional certificate from the University of Manchester.

This is a great way of obtaining degree quality training from a top global dental school without committing to a full qualification.

Choose which subject areas suit your individual requirements, giving you the flexibility to cover single or combine complete programmes to fulfill your learning needs.... [-]


New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (level 5)

NZMA
Campus Full time 60 weeks July 2019 New Zealand Auckland Hamilton Christchurch + 2 more

This qualification prepares graduates to start a career in pharmacy. The course encompasses classroom and practical learning, with an extensive work placement in the pharmacy industry. [+]

This 60-week programme is offered at NZMA's Auckland North Shore, Auckland Symonds St, Hamilton and Christchurch campuses.

What will I learn?

This qualification prepares graduates to start a career in pharmacy. The course encompasses classroom and practical learning, with extensive work placement in the pharmacy industry. There are six modules, with 400 hours of work experience integrated into the programme. In addition to the work experience, students are eligible for a six-week internship arranged by the faculty.

Programme content includes:

• Pharmacy law

• Dispensing processes

• Pharmacy health and over-the-counter medicines

• Advanced dispensing techniques... [-]


Interdisciplinary Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2019 Ireland Dublin

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. [+]

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between disciplines of nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work and other professionals working with persons living with dementia and their families/significant others. Graduates of this course, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in dementia care in their practice setting thus ensuring that people with dementia live a dignified and meaningful life.

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Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Washburn University
Online Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 months August 2019 USA Topeka + 1 more

Sonography can be used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, prostate, heart, and blood vessels. Sonography is increasingly being used in the detection and treatment of heart disease, heart attack, and vascular disease that can lead to stroke. [+]

What is DMS?

Sonography can be used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, prostate, heart, and blood vessels. Sonography is increasingly being used in the detection and treatment of heart disease, heart attack, and vascular disease that can lead to stroke.

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) defines sonography as a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. This type of procedure is often referred to as a sonogram or ultrasound scan.

Why Choose Washburn University's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program? All didactic course work is completed in a Distance Learning (on-line) format Our program has been delivered in a Distance Learning (on-line) format for over 11 years Students are eligible to sit for the ARDMS or CCI Certification examinations upon graduation Clinical education can usually be arranged close to students home Students work closely with registered ultrasound faculty Washburn faculty has over 70 years of ultrasound experience Washburn University's location allows for affiliation with large medical centres, private doctor's offices and clinics, and smaller community hospitals Students are provided with a large variety of clinical experiences According to the latest SDMS Salary Survey, the median salary figure for sonographers is $66,768 Accreditation ... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Kennesaw State University
Online Campus Full time January 2019 USA Kennesaw

The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor's degree and have taken the Graduate Transition Certificate in Information Technology (or the equivalent through other coursework) to advance their knowledge in the field of Health IT.

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Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor's degree and have taken the Graduate Transition Certificate in Information Technology (or the equivalent through other coursework) to advance their knowledge in the field of Health IT. All the courses in the Health Information Technology Certificate are offered both face-to-face and online.

Students graduating with this program will have a strong background in fundamental principles and applications of the use of information and communication technology in healthcare in different healthcare settings, as well as hands-on experience with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems widely adopted by healthcare providers.... [-]


Skills Certificate in Fire Technology

College of Marin
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Kentfield Novato

These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology. [+]

These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology.

Skills Certificates

Skills Certificates are an acknowledgment that the student has attained a specified set of competencies within an occupational program. Skills Certificates may be part of a “ladder” of skills, beginning with job entry skills and leading to a full Certificate of Achievement program or may constitute a skill set that enables a student to upgrade or advance in an existing career. Skills Certificates require less than 18 units and are shorter in duration than the Certificate of Achievement.

Emergency Medical Technician Training Course Skills Certificate... [-]


Certificate in Medical Office Management

American Heritage College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Orange Garden Grove Long Beach Oceanside + 2 more

Students will gain knowledge in all areas necessary for medical office management, including terminology, records management, ethical issues, and more. Students enrolled in this course will gain knowledge of Medical Terminology and understand the language of medicine as it relates to the primary body systems. [+]

Medical Office Management

Students will gain knowledge in all areas necessary for medical office management, including terminology, records management, ethical issues, and more.

Students enrolled in this course will gain knowledge of Medical Terminology and understand the language of medicine as it relates to the primary body systems. Principles and procedures used in Records Management including paper and EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and EHR (Electronic Health Record) will be discussed in addition to hands-on applications. Legal and Ethical issues in healthcare will be covered including HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Rules, Fraud and Abuse. Concepts relating to effective communications will be included as well as how to screen and transfer incoming calls and handling complaint calls.... [-]


Certificate IV in Ageing Support

BCA National Training Group
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 semesters January 2019 Australia Darwin

If you want to work in aged care, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ethical attributes to work at an advanced level. [+]

Certificate IV in Ageing Support - International

If you are working in aged care, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support will equip you with the skills needed to work at a specialised level.

The Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services, either in a residential or home or community-based environment.

The qualification involves 120 hours of work placement and covers specialised subjects covering personal support needs, palliative approaches, individual service delivery support and interventions.

If you want to work in aged care, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ethical attributes to work at an advanced level. Study with one of Australia's most trusted training organisations. At a glance: ... [-]

Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Farmington Hills + 1 more

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides students with the preparation to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). [+]

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides students with the preparation to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

BCBAs are needed to work with individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and various behavioral challenges in outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and residential treatment settings across the US and internationally.

MiSPP is offering a certificate program in ABA that prepares students to sit for the international examination to become BCBAs. MiSPP’s ABA certificate program combines 18 credit hours of coursework approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and a 1000-hour practicum experience.... [-]


Online Health Care Compliance Certificate

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Online September 2019 USA Los Angeles

The USC online Health Care Compliance Certificate is for domestic J.D. graduates and international students who seek to focus on compliance for healthcare institutions and organizations. [+]

Overview

The USC online Health Care Compliance Certificate is for domestic J.D. graduates and international students who seek to focus on compliance for healthcare institutions and organizations.

With this prestigious certificate, you can gain knowledge of the fundamentals of compliance and law as it relates to the healthcare industry, which can qualify you for director-level roles in risk management, regulatory affairs or medical research.

This program is available as a standalone certificate or in conjunction with the LL.M. degree as a specialization option.

Admissions Requirements

International Students

First law degree (LL.B.) or equivalent outside of the United States Official transcripts from all universities attended Personal statement TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable) TOEFL score: 100-IBT recommended Resume LSAT: Not required ... [-]