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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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Angelo State University College of Business

Our 12 credit-hour Healthcare Management Certificate is designed for professionals seeking to advance in the healthcare industry. The certificate focuses on expanding kno ... [+]

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Our 12 credit-hour Healthcare Management Certificate is designed for professionals seeking to advance in the healthcare industry. The certificate focuses on expanding knowledge about issues regarding ethics, healthcare finance, operations and healthcare communications. Expand your career opportunities, while learning to improve practices and procedures in the healthcare industry from healthcare experts.

Certificate Program

Healthcare Management Certificate

Careers

This certificate is an excellent addition to the résumé of anyone interested in a management role in the healthcare industry, including hospital CEO, medical facility CFO, pharmaceutical product manager, health informatics manager, medical practice manager or a physician relations liaison.... [-]

USA San Angelo
September 2019
2 semesters
Campus
University Of Maryland Baltimore

The purpose of the program is to help students streamline the dissemination of knowledge and evidence-based interventions produced by health research, ultimately aiding i ... [+]

This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career in implementation and dissemination science.

Students interested in Implementation and Dissemination Science will have the opportunity to learn about a field that is quickly emerging worldwide. The purpose of the program is to help students streamline the dissemination of knowledge and evidence-based interventions produced by health research, ultimately aiding in the improvement of individual and population health. Many students interested in this degree will work in the following fields: clinical research, data analysis, program management, learning and development, strategy, laboratory research, etc.... [-]

USA Baltimore
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
Saint Xavier University Online

Saint Xavier University's Clinical Leadership Certificate Program is designed for registered nurses who already hold a master's degree in another nursing specialization a ... [+]

The Clinical Leadership (CL) Post-Master's Certificate Program is designed for registered nurses who already hold a master's degree in another nursing specialization and want to become eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam. CNL certification is offered by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), an arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the recognized standard for clinical nursing knowledge.

To apply to the CL Certificate Program, students must hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

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USA Chicago
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Trinity College Dublin Online Education

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 critic ... [+]

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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Ireland Dublin
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Full-time
1 year
Online
George Washington University - School of Medicine and Health Sciences Online

Gain the expertise you need to accelerate your laboratory science career with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science fro ... [+]

Gain the expertise you need to accelerate your laboratory science career with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science from the George Washington University (GW). This microbiology certificate prepares you with the knowledge and skills to assess patient test results, uncover the causes of disease in a laboratory setting, and sit for the ASCP Board Certification Exam. This certificate is ideal for those who have already completed their bachelor's degree and wish to enter the field of laboratory science without completing a second bachelor's degree.

At GW, we've designed our microbiology certificate to prepare you with the critical-thinking skills and practical competencies to recommend methods of testing, investigate innovative technologies, and lead in a laboratory setting.... [-]

USA Washington
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online
College of Marin

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.

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USA Kentfield Novato
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Washburn University

Magnetic resonance (MR) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a procedure that uses pulses of radio wave energy along with a magnetic field to image a specific body area ... [+]

Magnetic resonance (MR) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a procedure that uses pulses of radio wave energy along with a magnetic field to image a specific body area. Structure and function of the body are then presented as cross-sectional anatomy images. MR has greater soft tissue contrast than CT, thereby creating detailed images.

Technologists employed in magnetic resonance imaging may work in hospitals, imaging centers. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, technologists with certification in more than one diagnostic imaging area such as MR will be more marketable.

Admission Prerequisite

Admission to the MR Program follows the ARRT guidelines for post-primary certification. An applicant may be currently enrolled in an applicable imaging education program, such as radiology. However, the applicant must have attained registration status through ARRT in the applicable area prior to the start of the MR Program (mid-August). Another avenue for admission is to hold a current registration in radiography, radiation therapy, sonography or nuclear medicine. Sonography registration may be through either the ARRT or ARDMS. Nuclear medicine registration may be held with either the ARRT or NMTCB.... [-]

USA Topeka
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
Dominican University

Prepare to take on leadership roles in nutrition-related industries. In less than two years, Dominican's MBA/RD doubles your earning potential and your career opportuniti ... [+]

Prepare to take on leadership roles in nutrition-related industries. In less than two years, Dominican's MBA/RD doubles your earning potential and your career opportunities.

Dominican’s MBA/RD is the only program of its kind offered in the United States. We draw students from around the country who have completed their undergraduate coursework in nutrition and are interested in advancing their careers with a unique skill set. With this degree, you'll become a registered dietitian nutritionist with the added business perspective and skills to take on leadership roles in dietetics, food science, healthcare, and other nutrition-related industries. Our close proximity to Chicago, home to many food/beverage and healthcare organizations large and small, provides nearly endless opportunities for learning and advancement.... [-]

USA River Forest
August 2019
Full-time
21 months
Online & Campus Combined
Tufts University - School of Engineering

In this certificate program, students will develop knowledge and skills to meet the increasing demand for trained professionals in the field of human factors engineering, ... [+]

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In this certificate program, students will develop knowledge and skills to meet the increasing demand for trained professionals in the field of human factors engineering, who work on the design and evaluation of health and medical systems and technology.

Recognizing the medical error "epidemic," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires the manufacturers to Class II and III devices to apply HFE through the device development process and validate that representative users can operate them safely.

This 4-course certificate helps prepare you to:

Make medical technology safe, effective, usable, and satisfying for clinicians and patients. Improve the quality of healthcare. Prevent injuries and deaths due to medical error. ... [-]
USA Medford
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health - 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. ... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online
Michigan School of Professional Psychology

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.... [-]

USA Farmington Hills
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The goal of the Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine. This online self-improvement course is free. ... [+]

Purpose

The goal of the Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine.

Overview of the Course

This Self-Improvement Course is one of the most popular short courses of the institution. It is comprised of courses in acupuncture theory and philosophy. The program is fully online and at your own pace, and the courses are personalized to maximize your learning ability.

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USA Houston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 months
Online
University of Essex Online

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control conti ... [+]

PG Cert Infection Control

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area, including an understanding of the world of microbiology and the management strategies used for patient care and the prevention of further spread of an infectious disease.

Why study this subject?

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as Ebola, swine flu and SMRA highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online Colchester
Open Enrollment
Part-time
8 months
Online
University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Suitable for all healthcare professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with an ... [+]

Suitable for all healthcare professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with:

an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation training an understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training the debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development

Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in healthcare because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing. The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare educators and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate effective simulation training and education for their learners. Why study this course Academics from the University of Birmingham, with experience in education and simulation-based training, and experienced clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham have designed this programme. The programme offers you the opportunity to study the principles of experiential learning theory in healthcare simulation, the process of creating simulation scenarios and the concepts underlying safe and effective debriefing. In addition to the theoretical study, the course aims to promote the wider use of simulation modalities, non-technical skills and human factors in healthcare teaching, learning and practice.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
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Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Queens University of Charlotte Online

A post master's certificate in Clinical Nurse Leadership is available online. Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible for t ... [+]

A post master's certificate in Clinical Nurse Leadership is available online. Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible for the program.

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USA Charlotte
August 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online