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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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Further Education In Health / Nursing Management (iubh)

IUBH Fernstudium
Online Full time Part time 18 - 36 months Open Enrollment Germany Bad Honnef + 1 more

Our certificate course Business Administration in Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) enables you to achieve an excellent education and training in just three semesters. Continuing education at university level. You can specialize in sector-specific elective modules in your chosen field of specialization and become a specialist in the field of health management or nursing management. [+]

Our certificate course Business Administration in Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) enables you to achieve an excellent education and training in just three semesters. Continuing education at university level. You can specialize in sector-specific elective modules in your chosen field of specialization and become a specialist in the field of health management or nursing management.

With us you study in only 3 semesters, supported by vodcasts, video lectures, tutors and printed as well as digital further education scripts - no matter where you are at the moment.

Facts about continuing education Business Administration / Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) Degree : Business Administration in Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) Continuing education duration : alternatively 3, 4 or 6 semesters Continuing Education Model : Online Study Language of instruction : German Probationary period : 4 weeks Extension : free of charge Admission Requirements : Without ECTS credits: Without ECTS credits: min. 2-year vocational training or 3 years of professional experience; With receipt of ECTS points: (Fach-) Abitur or completed master examination or min. 2-year training with 3 years of professional experience Accreditation : ZFU (No. 286017) Start of training : at any time Certification : Certificate 2-stage model ... [-]

Certificate in Computed Tomography (online)

Southwest University at El Paso
Online Full time 9 months September 2018 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. ... [-]

Online Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The overall objective of this Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise is to enable clinicians to prescribe exercise as a disease preventative and treatment modality in a safe, effective, and scientific manner. [+]

The overall objective of this Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise is to enable clinicians to prescribe exercise as a disease preventative and treatment modality in a safe, effective, and scientific manner. Material covered in this course includes how to accurately assess activity and fitness and apply this knowledge for the safe and effective prescription of exercise. Research presented throughout this course will enable an understanding of the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of disease, while case scenarios and group discussions will help apply this knowledge to patients with various pathologies.

This postgraduate certificate in Clinical Exercise will be delivered online and will address how physical activity and exercise can become an integral part of the patient prescription. In recent years evidence has emerged on the role of exercise as a treatment tool for those with depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, rheumatic diseases and other conditions where exercise was not traditionally considered beneficial. This course in Clinical Exercise has been specifically designed to provide health professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident at individually prescribing exercise to people with various pathologies.... [-]


Holistic Nutrition Certificate

Pacific Rim College
Campus Part time 4 months September 2018 Canada Victoria

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP) is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to whole foods nutrition and the medicinal uses of food according to various cultures. [+]

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP) is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to whole foods nutrition and the medicinal uses of food according to various cultures. Graduates of this program can use knowledge and experience gained to advocate for healthier and more sustainable food choices. They can work in the health and wellness retail sector, grow and maintain urban and rural gardens, assist family and friends in making healthier food choices, or matriculate into the Diploma of the Holistic Nutrition program at PRC.

Study Options

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program is offered twice yearly, with programs beginning in January and September. Classes are scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday days.... [-]


PG Cert Public Health

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Colchester + 1 more

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognized qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. [+]

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognized qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

This course will provide you with an introduction to modern public health. You will explore contemporary issues facing population health, develop skills in assessing health needs and priority setting and understand the theory and evidence of promoting public health.

Why study this subject?

The knowledge and skills you will develop will help to expand your sphere of influence in a current health role or provide a base from which to explore employment opportunities in a public health setting. If you pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health successfully and feel confident to continue with your studies, we will give you the option to enroll on further modules to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme.... [-]


Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Certification in Massage Therapy

National University of Health Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2018 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. ... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate in Algology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years November 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Interuniversity Certificate/Postgraduate Studies in Algology is designed to teach advanced and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills of pain management to physicians in hospitals, pain centers and in private practice. The additional qualification designation can be attained by qualified doctors during or after their specialization. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The ‘Interuniversity certificate/postgraduate studies in algology’ is a joint initiative of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universiteit Gent, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Universite de Liege, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and KU Leuven. It is a 2-year course (40 ECTS credits) and consists of 5-course units:

Advanced studies in algology part 1 Advanced studies in algology part 2 Clinical internship 1 in a recognized pain center Clinical internship 2 in a recognized pain center Capita Selecta

The Interuniversity Certificate/Postgraduate Studies in Algology is designed to teach advanced and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills of pain management to physicians in hospitals, pain centers and in private practice. The additional qualification designation can be attained by qualified doctors during or after their specialization.During this postgraduate education, the physician gains the necessary scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to provide an excellent patient care to patients with complex pain-issues.The student gains a profound insight into complex forms of acute, subacute and chronic pain. The student has to develop additional communicative, social, technical and manual skills to evaluate patients on a multidisciplinary level and to function in a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the student has to be able to apply his own specific expertise from previous specialized education in a multimodal treatment plan. The content of the education is organized based on the CanMEDS competence-domain: physician, scientist, communicator.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Science

The University of Melbourne - Online
Online Full time Part time 6 - 12 months January 2019 Australia Australia Online + 1 more

The Rehabilitation Science program is for physiotherapists, exercise scientists, occupational therapists, nurses and other qualified allied health professionals, who want to become experts in rehabilitation and health promotion to help rehabilitate people recovering from injury and illness. [+]

The Rehabilitation Science program gives emphasis on promoting contemporary best practice rehabilitation in multiple clinical and community contexts in both national and global settings. This course will build on your knowledge and skills to identify and analyze the multiple determinants of health that influence well-being and to design and implement rehabilitation strategies in a holistic, person-centered manner at both an individual and group level.

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. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.... [-]


Continuing Care Assistant Certificate

Parkland College
Campus or Online Full time Part time 32 weeks September 2018 Canada Yorkton + 1 more

This SaskPolytech certificate program prepares students to work in care homes, home care and community health centers. Full-time and part-time courses are available. [+]

This SaskPolytech certificate program prepares students to work in care homes, home care and community health centers. Full-time and part-time courses are available. The program consists of theory courses, lab skills, and clinical placements in special care facilities and home care. Students learn to work with disabled, recovering, chronically and terminally ill people, providing assistance with essential activities of daily living. Graduates work under the supervision of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses or licensed practical nurses in home care or special care settings.

If the flexibility of part-time courses is more what you are looking for – courses are also available on a part-time basis or by distance.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Kennesaw State University
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

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.... [-]


Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

Tufts University - School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 USA Medford

The certificate in biomedical engineering addresses this need through a highly interdisciplinary course of study that allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other related areas of study. [+]

The booming biomedical industry demands skilled professionals whose expertise can cross traditional boundaries of science and engineering. Companies are seeking electrical engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, biotechnology professionals with training in tissue engineering to develop tissue implants, and mechanical engineers who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints.

The certificate in biomedical engineering addresses this need through a highly interdisciplinary course of study that allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other related areas of study. Courses are taught by faculty in engineering as well as experienced clinical professionals from Tufts' world-renowned health science schools.... [-]


Online Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Investigation

Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine
Online Full time 1 - 2 years Open Enrollment USA Boston

Clinical investigation 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. [+]

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Clinical investigation 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 programs 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 investigation, 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 Nursing (Competence Assessment Programme)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 12 weeks February 2018 New Zealand Nelson Auckland New Zealand Online + 2 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 program 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 program, 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 practicing certificate to continue your career in nursing. This is a full-time program 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 practicing certificate by the Nursing Council of New Zealand, are able to practice evidence-based person-centered care at a beginning level in a range of clinical settings.... [-]


PGCert in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

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. [+]

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.... [-]