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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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Degree In Nutrition And Dietetics

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Morocco Casablanca

The Bac + 3 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a university education aimed at developing dietary and food science skills in order to prescribe nutritional plans to promote health, contribute to a better management of diseases and better Manage the complications of certain disease states. [+]

Certificate 2017. 2/3 of the diseases are related to our lifestyle including diet. Nutrition has become a fundamental and future discipline for both healthy and sick people. The Bac + 3 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a university education aimed at developing dietary and food science skills in order to prescribe nutritional plans to promote health, contribute to a better management of diseases and better Manage the complications of certain disease states. It allows graduates to practice a medical profession, to have preventive and therapeutic tools such as conducting nutritional label analyzes, to issue adapted dietary plans or to advise patients or overweight subjects. Exclusive to UIC The International University of Casablanca is part of Laureate International Universities, the world's largest network of private universities: more than 70 universities in 25 countries and more than 1,000,000 students. Personal development courses Learning foreign languages: English, French, Arabic and Spanish Very high level faculty Foreign speakers High-Level Speakers ADMISSIONS Admissions post bac This course is for bachelors: Moroccan or foreign scientists (mathematical sciences, physical sciences or experimental sciences) or equivalent recognized diploma TERMS OF ACCESS Access follows: Case Study Written tests Oral interview PROFILE OF THE GRADUATE The graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics is a health professional able to: Determine the dietary needs of a healthy subject or disease Contribute to the development and implementation of recommended nutritional plans To monitor patients with specific nutritional needs Analyze nutritional recommendations for public or private healthcare institutions Ensure the nutritional quality of products... [-]

Health Care Aide Certificate

Reeves College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Calgary Edmonton

Health care aides work under the supervision of nurses of health professionals but they work directly with the clients on a daily basis. Most clients of health care aides suffer from a chronic medical conditions or physical or cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease, spinal injuries, epilepsy, and dementia... [+]

Health care aides work under the supervision of nurses of health professionals but they work directly with the clients on a daily basis. Most clients of health care aides suffer from a chronic medical conditions or physical or cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease, spinal injuries, epilepsy, and dementia. Health care aides provide the necessary support and assistance that clients need to help them carry out the necessary tasks for day-to-day living. Those tasks include but are not limited to mealtime assistance, medication delivery, bed making, client mobility, and assisting with child care. Effective communication is a key component for the role of health care aide. In many instances, health care aides will be faced with difficult situations that require the confidence and experience to resolve in a non-violent manner. At Reeves College, we stress the importance of professionalism and train our students on how to recognize potentially violent situations and how to solve and resolve them. Students enrolled in the Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum certificate program at Reeves College will also complete two mandatory practicums in care facilities where they will take the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and apply it to clients in real-world situations. [-]

Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing (EPIQ)

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Australia Gold Coast

The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ - Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia. [+]

Certificate 2017. The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ - Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia. This course is a program of academic and clinical studies that prepares candidates to gain registration within Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Career opportunities The course provides graduates with the opportunity to engage in a broad spectrum of clinical nursing specialties. Professional recognition This course is fully accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Professional placement Compulsory supervised workplace experiences reflect the current registered nurse standards for practice, major health priorities and contemporary nursing practices. The eight-week placement enables candidates to consolidate theoretical learning and build upon their professional practice. Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain prerequisites prior to attending placement (e.g. a working with children check and National Police Certificate). Prior to applying for a course offered by the School of Health and Human Sciences, please consider the important information regarding these requirements. Major areas of study The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and provides content and clinical experiences in: Contextual nursing and health: Australian health care system, primary health care, mental health, acute and complex care, chronic disease management, palliative care, aged care, pharmacology, Indigenous studies. Professional practice: professional, legal... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

This postgraduate certificate course equips you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights and qualities needed to function as a successful change agent in the advancement of healthcare, whether that be through leadership, policy and practice innovation work, or through research, evidence utilisation and practice skill development. You have a choice of modules which enables you to give your studies either an emphasis on leadership, policy... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice This postgraduate certificate course equips you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights and qualities needed to function as a successful change agent in the advancement of healthcare, whether that be through leadership, policy and practice innovation work, or through research, evidence utilisation and practice skill development. You have a choice of modules which enables you to give your studies either an emphasis on leadership, policy and innovation or on skill analysis, research and evidence evaluation. Either option will equip you to make a significant difference in healthcare practice. To achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice you will need to successfully complete either Leading healthcare improvements (K827) or Researching and evaluating healthcare practice (K828). K827 provides an exceptional introduction to change agency skills through leadership, while K828 provides a clear introduction to change agency as secured through practice skill analysis, research and evidence evaluation. Either of these 60-credit modules will enable you to gain a postgraduate certificate and if you then continue your studies by taking the second module you can achieve the postgraduate diploma. You can also study a further 60-credit module to gain an MSc. The staged qualifications – a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and MSc – are each qualifications in their own right. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme. Both Leading healthcare improvements (K827) and Researching and evaluating healthcare practice (K828) will help you develop your study and reasoning skills; advance... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. [+]

Certificate 2017. Authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico (CE) This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The program also addresses the needs of Psychologist and other school personnel interested in developing advanced and extended knowledge on the application of neuroscience of learning principles to their clinical work with children. Psychologist accepted to the program with a solid background on the biological bases of behavior may directly register in an elective NSL 0503 Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment course providing advanced assessment competencies in school and clinical settings. Curriculum Semester 1 Semester 2 Admission Requirements This certificate program trains teachers and professors to comprehend and use the principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based on these principles. This includes specific instruction to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The main goal of this postgraduate certificate is to bridge neuroscience with education to improve both, the delivery (through teachers) and reception (through students) of information in academic settings. Courses are held on Saturdays. Course Credits Core courses 11 General Education 3 Concentration/Specialty 3 Electives 1 Total 18 Bachelor’s degree in Education or in... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health Policy

University of London International Programmes
Online Full time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world. [+]

Study for a prestigious PG Certificate in Global Health Policy by distance learning This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world. The programme is aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. It will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies. Individual modules Studying individual modules on a stand-alone basis is an ideal option if you wish to update your professional knowledge or sample the programme. The fee is £1,900 per module. Programme aims By the end of this programme, you will be expected to: have established a solid foundation in various theories and practices concerned with global health policy understand the emerging institutional structures and governance mechanisms to address global health issues gain a good appreciation of relevant health policy research methods, such as comparative analysis and cross country learning be able to apply these analytical and methodological skills to address the multifaceted challenges posed by global health issues. Prestige The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a leading postgraduate institution in Europe for public health, global health and tropical medicine. The school won the Gates... [-]

Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta

Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Malta)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Malta Valletta

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now offering a one-year Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta will be taught by Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK Universities. [+]

Certificate 2017. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now offering a one-year Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta will be taught by Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK Universities. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme leads to the five-year Medicine MBBS Malta programme. This programme is only suitable for an applicant from a country where the education system finishes at the equivalent level of Year 12 (age 16-17) in the UK. Successful completion of the programme will provide students with the extra year of study that will bring their educational attainment to the level of year 13 (age 17-18) in the UK, which is required for entry onto the Medicine MBBS Malta. Key programme information Expected progression on to the five year - 5-year Medicine MBBS Malta Taught in English Modules designed to enable understanding of key scientific concepts and principles as preparation for Medicine MBBS Malta. 15 students for Sept 2017 Structure The programme provides you with an alternative route into Medicine MBBS Malta. This is for an applicant who needs to attain education equivalent to the level of Year 13 (age 17-18) in the UK, which is required for entry to the Medicine MBBS Malta. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta (CCFSM) comprises seven modules that will enable you to... [-]

Certificate in Early Childhood Practice – Home Based/Nanny... (Level 4)

New Zealand Career College
Campus Full time 20 weeks March 2018 New Zealand Auckland Wellington + 1 more

This qualification is designed for people who are involved in the care and education of children in a variety of early childhood education settings including home-based (nannies), education and care centres and playgroups. The certificate is also endorsed by [+]

Certificate in Early Childhood Practice – Home Based/Nanny or Centre Based (Level 4) Available to domestic students only This qualification is designed for people who are involved in thecare and education of children in a variety of early childhoodeducation settings including home-based (nannies), education andcare centres and playgroups. The certificate is also endorsed bythe NZ home-based ECE Association (NZHECEA) and Barnardos toensure it meets the needs and requirements of the sector. It is alsosuitable as preparation for university entrance in related fields ofstudy.Course Content    

Introduction to early childhood services in New Zealand Early childhood environments Interpersonal communication Bicultural practice Understanding child learning and development Children as learners Working with Te Whāriki ECE professional contexts Practicum in an ECE centre or home-based setting ... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services

The University of Melbourne - Online
Online Part time 1 year January 2018 Australia Australia Online

The Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services provides health and community services professionals with higher skills that will set them up to become agents of change. As a student of this course, you will gain insight into the latest thinking, new knowledge and practices, and research as it relates to psychosocial practice. [+]

Certificate 2017. The Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services provides health and community services professionals with higher skills that will set them up to become agents of change. As a student of this course, you will gain insight into the latest thinking, new knowledge and practices, and research as it relates to psychosocial practice. If you want to have a broader impact on the health and well-being of individuals and society, then this course is for you. At Australia's #1 University, your online study will be enriched by regular feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. By successfully completing this course you may be eligible for credit toward the Master of Health and Human Services. If you are a qualified social worker you can study one of our Advanced Social Work courses. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa. Who the course is for This course has been designed for health and community service professionals at various stages of their career, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to advance their career or move into a new field of professional practice. It includes those who work in mental health, drug and alcohol support, welfare, and those who work with disadvantaged people or people in need. It is particularly relevant to: Counsellors Psychologists Case managers Nurses Community workers Therapists. This course is designed to prepare you for leadership... [-]

Certificate in Nursing (Competence Assessment Programme)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 New Zealand Nelson Auckland + 1 more

This programme is for you if you are a registered nurse who has a qualification from another country or you were registered in New Zealand but you have been out of nursing for 5 years or more. [+]

This programme is for you if you are a registered nurse who has a qualification from another country or you were registered in New Zealand but you have been out of nursing for 5 years or more. Through the programme you will be able to demonstrate your ability to meet the Nursing Council New Zealand’s (NCNZ’s) competencies for your scope of practice and to obtain a practising certificate to continue your career in nursing. This is a full-time programme delivered over a maximum of twelve weeks consisting of a theory course and a clinical placement course. Career opportunities & pathways Graduates, once they have been issued with a practising certificate by the Nursing Council of New Zealand, are able to practice evidence-based person centred care at a beginning level in a range of clinical settings. Entry requirements Academic Requirements To gain admission to the programme an applicant must be a Registered Nurse, either registered in New Zealand or registered with an overseas authority recognized by the NZNC. Evidence Required New Zealand Nurses New Zealand Registered Nurses, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and who are returning to nursing practice after a break of 5 or more years. Applicants are required to provide evidence of any health issues or criminal history that may prevent their entry onto the Nursing Register. International Nurses International Registered Nurses wishing to gain New Zealand Nursing Registration must have completed the application for registration process with the NCNZ and have received a decision letter... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Independent & Supplementary Prescribing

University of Kent, Medway School of Pharmacy
Online Part time 8 months August 2017 United Kingdom Medway

This 8 month, part-time, distance learning programme enables these health care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills to practice as prescribers and to meet the standards set by the respective professional/regulatory body as required within the legislative framework. [+]

Certificate 2017. Overview Legislative changes which began in 1998 have meant that nurses and pharmacists are now able to qualify as fully independent prescribers. In addition radiographers, physiotherapists, podiatrists and optometrists are able to qualify as supplementary prescribers. This 8 month, part-time, distance learning programme enables these health care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills to practice as prescribers and to meet the standards set by the respective professional/regulatory body as required within the legislative framework. Teaching The Prescribing Programme is delivered by distance learning plus a total of 8 study days at the University, plus 12 days supervised in practice. Assessment Assessments include: written assignments, case study analysis, Multiple Choice Questions, narrative based on portfolio entries, attendance of period of learning in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Careers There are many opportunities within the managed and private sectors for health care professionals with a prescribing qualification. The PgCert in Prescribing forms a pathway onto the MSc in Medicines Management run by the Medway School of Pharmacy. Students can register for the PgCert in Prescribing as a stand alone qualification or the full diploma or MSc in Medicines Management. Programme structure The Programme consists of 4 compulsory 15 credit courses Non Medical Prescribing In Context Safe and Effective Prescribing Consultation and Decision Making Putting Prescribing Into Practice Features Distance learning offers a flexible approach for both students and employees. The programme is multi-disciplinary with shared learning throughout the study days. Some study days incorporate workshops which are... [-]

Certificate 3 in Aged Care

Hunter TAFE - Australia
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Australia Newcastle

This course is for people who work or want to work in a range of aged care facilities and home care situations. [+]

This course is for people who work or want to work in a range of aged care facilities and home care situations. You will learn about the aged care sector, how to provide personal care and support for older people and how to interview and communicate with older people within residential facilities and home care situations. You should be aware that you may be required to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases as part of the clinical placement in a public or private hospital or medical facility as part of this course. Your teachers will give you further advice. [-]

Pharmacy Technician Programme - Level 5

Academy New Zealand
Campus Full time 54 weeks July 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) - Level 5 is the NZQA approved qualification needed to become a Pharmacy Dispensary Technician. Our course teaches you all of the necessary technical skills and pharmaceutical knowledge to become a Pharmacy Technician and Academy New Zealand is one of the only schools in New Zealand offering this in-demand qualification... [+]

Certificate 2017. Your career in the pharmacy industry starts here The New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) - Level 5 is the NZQA approved qualification needed to become a Pharmacy Dispensary Technician. Our course teaches you all of the necessary technical skills and pharmaceutical knowledge to become a Pharmacy Technician and Academy New Zealand is one of the only schools in New Zealand offering this in-demand qualification. There are loads of jobs in New Zealand for qualified Pharmacy Technicians and we are proud to have 93% of our graduates working in the industry. Course Content - Processing prescriptions - Calculations - Handling pharmaceutical products - Legislation - Compounding - Advising clients - Medicines - Human Biology Students will undertake dispensary work experience with some of New Zealand’s leading pharmacies and we are committed to assisting graduates into pharmacy careers. Career Opportunities - Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Retail Assistant - Pharmacy Retail Buyer - Pharmaceutical Representative - Manufacturing Pharmacy Technician Certificates - NZ Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Level 5 - NZ Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Level 4 - NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) Level 3 Entry Criteria Applicants need to have one of the following: - Year 12-13 academic achievement OR complementary tertiary qualification OR demonstration of equivalent skills and knowledge - International applicants who do not have English as their first language require an English level of IELTS 6.0. - All applicants will be given a pre-entry assessment to assist with consideration of each application. -... [-]

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

This practical and theoretical postgraduate training fills the gap in education that is required for the good practice of Clinical Electrophysiology and Pacing and prepares the Fellows for a successful certification. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing have become subspecialties within the Cardiology area because of their complexity and the very special skills required for the early recognition and appropriate treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and other electrical problems of the heart that can cause sudden arrhythmic death. The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) gives a certification in Clinical Electrophysiology and in Cardiac Pacing after passing a voluntary examination, but there is no formal practical or long-lasting theoretical training for this certification. The Postgraduate Training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing is offered at the UZ Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel under the direction of Prof. Dr. Pedro Brugada, Head of the Heart Rhythm Management Centre at Brussels, Course Director of the Heart Rhythm Management Fellows Development Program in Europe and Asian-Pacific and Vice-Chairman of the Certification Committee on Electrophysiology of the EHRA. This practical and theoretical postgraduate training fills the gap in education that is required for the good practice of Clinical Electrophysiology and Pacing and prepares the Fellows for a successful certification. Prof. Brugada has trained Fellows in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing for almost 30 years, helping them to obtain very important cardiology positions in centres all over the world. ... [-]


Phlebotomy Technician Program

APLMED Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Aurora

Successful graduates of our Phlebotomy Program gain essential skill and education in phlebotomy that will enable future phlebotomists to effectively communicate and interact personally and professionally in a health care setting. To date the Phlebotomy Program at APLMED academy has graduated more than 150 students. [+]

Certificate 2017. Most areas of medicine rely on diagnostic testing often on blood. Phlebotomists collect the blood necessary for testing; allowing the physician and health care provider to make informed decisions. Skilled phlebotomists can find hidden veins, introduce a needle into a vein, and extract blood with little or no discomfort to the patient. Successful graduates of our Phlebotomy Program gain essential skill and education in phlebotomy that will enable future phlebotomists to effectively communicate and interact personally and professionally in a health care setting. To date the Phlebotomy Program at APLMED academy has graduated more than 150 students. Classroom Components Since the phlebotomist is considered a part of the laboratory team, they must be trained in all aspects of specimen collection and processing. Our program includes safe and efficient work practices that teach students to: Obtain specimens Collect blood by venipuncture or capillary Handle specimens Proper labeling, sorting and preparation for testing Communication skills Emergency procedure ‘Real-Life’ Experience As students learn with hands-on training by a certified and working phlebotomist instructor they will also take part in an unpaid externship to gain “real-life” experience before entering job opportunities. Upon a successful completion of the Phlebotomy Program at APLMED Academy and complete externship, graduates earn a Certificate in Phlebotomy. Small Classes APLMED Academy maintains a maximum capacity per Phlebotomy class as eight students, with three groups starting simultaneously. Former students of this program praise it for the intimate classroom interactions and teaching methods. Certificate Requirements Upon completion of our program,... [-]