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Continuing education in healthcare

There are many ways to have a career in health care, from management and administration to education and medical records. These careers might be behind the scenes, but they play a critical role in the smooth and efficient operation of the entire industry. We can help you become a part of it all with our wide range of degrees, certificate programs and individual courses.

Learn crucial skills to enhance your career, pursue a new one or help to prepare for transition from your current role to potential management opportunities. Our continuing education options can help you at every stage of your career. You can also earn college credit that counts towards a degree.

We have programs for those just entering the field to experienced health care professionals. And since our programs are available online, you can work on your continued education without giving up your current position. Simply select the program that best fits your needs and we will help you prepare for it.

We offer individual courses for your professional growth or degree programs that range from the bachelor’s to the master’s level.

Our students also benefit from:

  • Convenient online courses with frequent start states.
  • Courses that can be completed in five weeks.
  • Practical and current curriculum that is created by experienced subject-matter experts.
  • Highly experienced faculty who know what it is like to work in the field in such roles as chief nursing officer, chief administrator and vice president of patient services.

Our flexible course options make attendance more convenient, even if you’re busy with family and work obligations. You can take continuing education courses online, when it works for you.  We also offer small classes for more personal guidance and valuable online resources  to help you succeed.

Learn more about our programs or get started today by calling 844.YES.UOPX.



Our programs are designed to help you develop a broader base of knowledge, deeper understanding of today’s relevant topics and acquire additional skills that can enhance your career opportunities. We have a variety of nursing and healthcare certificates, individual courses and degree programs.

For-credit courses and certificate programs
Associate level
Bachelor’s level
Graduate level
Reach your career goals with these individual for-credit certificates


You can earn a certificate by itself or use it to fulfill the requirements of a degree program. Call 866.484.1815 to learn more about available programs and the stackable certificates option.

Continuing education helps you prepare to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities. Our courses and certificate programs can help you keep up with changes in your field, increase your knowledge and stay competitive.

Opportunities in health care administration
Starting out
Entry-level programs
Experienced practitioners
Gerontology & long-term care
Professional associations

The following organizations can help you stay current in your field with timely news publications, career advice, seminars, webinars and networking events. Consider connecting with them as you work towards enhancing your health care career. 

Health care administration

Learn more about careers in health care administration by visiting the Health section of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Health Administrator section of

Request additional information or get started today by calling 866.484.1815.

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Associate level

Electronic Health Records Fundamentals: This certificate provides essential knowledge to the job of data entry as it relates to diagnostic procedures, diseases and general health history. This program aligns with content required for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS™) exam. 

Health and Wellness Administration Foundations: This certificate can provide the foundational knowledge needed to enter the health administration or health-related business fields. This program aligns with content required for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.

Opportunities in health care administration

—A certificate in health administration empowers you to pursue a career in this dynamic field. Learn how to oversee a staff and become well versed on procedures and policies that serve the clinical- or business-related work of a health care organization.

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Bachelor’s- and master’s-level courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Test-Preparation courses are non-credit-bearing. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) cannot be converted into academic credit. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not CEUs earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by employers and/or applicable licensing agencies. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Certificate programs are credit-bearing, and are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

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