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    Preparing for the Future of Health Care

    Why Kaplan University School of Health Sciences?

    The U.S. health care system is vital to Americans, not only for maintaining good health but also for contributing to a strong economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care is expected to generate more jobs than any other industry, with more than 4.4 million new jobs created through 2020.* Enroll in Kaplan University's School of Health Sciences to acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills to help prepare you for a career in the burgeoning health care industry.

    Prepare for a Rapidly Changing Industry

    An aging population, longer life expectancies, advances in medical science and information technology, and greater availability of health insurance are expected to create increased demand for health care services. By 2021, the health care industry is projected to make up nearly 20 percent of the U.S. economy or almost $4.8 trillion.† Prepare for your future by earning valuable health care credentials online, including a master’s degree in health information management or health informatics, at Kaplan University. 

    Single Course Enrollment Option

    Kaplan University offers single courses to general, non-degree seeking students. You may petition for your completed single courses to count toward your degree or certificate program, should you choose to enroll in a corresponding degree program at Kaplan University.

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    Master's Degrees

    Master of Health Care Administration

    The Kaplan University master’s degree in health care administration could help prepare you to seek leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations. The program is designed to help you compare theoretical health care principles essential to leadership positions, assess the impact economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on health care administration and develop policies and programs to address health care industry concerns.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Health Informatics

    Kaplan University’s online Master of Health Informatics could prepare you for an exciting career and open doors to a variety of HI management and leadership positions.* We also offer a sequence of programs that serves as a specialized career pathway for health informatics professionals looking to build on their skills and expertise. 

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 48

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Health Information Management

    Health information management is a diverse, rapidly evolving field with many opportunities for qualified professionals. The Master of Health Information Management can help prepare you with the knowledge and skills to pursue leadership positions in the dynamic fields of health information management, administration, education, and research.*

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 48

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Public Health

    Kaplan University’s Master of Public Health could help you develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills needed to apply public health principles to health education and communication programs.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 60

    Time to Complete: 2 years or less (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Health Education

    The Kaplan University master’s degree in health education is designed to help you identify major concepts, theories, issues, and trends in health education and promotion; develop and analyze health education programs using the proper concepts, principles, and methods, and design and critique research in health education programming.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Bachelor's Degrees

    Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

    In this program you will explore various approaches to health and wellness and study the concepts, values, and applications of this exciting field of health science. Your coursework will focus on evaluating the scientific literature and research in wellness, prevention, and complementary health care and discovering how to use your knowledge to educate individuals and communities.

    Learning Method: Online, blend of online and onsite instruction at the Omaha, NE campus only

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years (full-time)

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    Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

    The Kaplan University Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration could help prepare you to serve as a health care professional and to pursue supervisory roles industry wide. The program is designed to help you understand the principles and practices of health care regarding administration, management, law, economics, and policy.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only)

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years (full-time)

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    Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is designed to act as the next step for individuals who already possess an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree. Students matriculating into this program must have successfully completed Kaplan University’s Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program or a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)-approved Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program prior to admission.

    Total Degree Credits: 90 credits (Note: An additional 90 credits are required from your requisite Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology)

    Time to Complete: As little as 2 years (full-time)

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    Bachelor of Science in Health Science

    In this program you will explore various topics, concepts, values, research methods, and applications in health science. Your coursework will focus on developing administrative, ethical, and professional skills to prepare you for leadership positions throughout the health care field. You could also gain an understanding of demography, epidemiology, biostatistics, and other tools used to assess community health.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only)

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years (full-time)

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    Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science

    In this program you will explore various topics, concepts, values, research methods, and applications in nutrition science. Your coursework will focus on exploring the principles and pharmacology of nutrition and how dietary choices can contribute to a healthy lifestyle; and acquiring an understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of foods and nutritional needs at various stages of the life cycle.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years (full-time)

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    Associate's Degrees

    Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology

    The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program blends online coursework with on-ground clinical experiences. The curriculum emphasizes processing, maintaining, compiling, and reporting health information data for patient care, reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, quality assessment, and research.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or a blend of online and onsite instruction (Hagerstown, MD campus students)

    Total Degree Credits: 92

    Time to Complete: 15 to 18 months (full-time)

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    Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

    As a medical assistant, you could interact with patients, physicians, and other health care providers on a regular basis. Through a combination of traditional teaching and hands-on training, this program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to become a professional medical assistant.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction) 

    Total Degree Credits: 92

    Time to Complete: 15 to 18 months (full-time)

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    Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management

    In the medical office management program coursework you will study how to acquire the communication, clinical, and organizational skills required to provide outstanding patient care; manage medical and financial records, including processing medical insurance, coding, and billing; and schedule appointments and manage day-to-day office operations.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only) 

    Total Degree Credits: 91

    Time to Complete: 15 to 18 months (full-time)

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    Certificates

    Medical Assistant Certificate

    As a medical assistant, you could have the opportunity to work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being. If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in this rewarding field, our medical assistant program can help you gain the relevant experience and skills to become a qualified candidate. Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on training on equipment typically used in a medical setting. 

    Learning Method: Campus (Hagerstown, MD)

    Total Degree Credits: 52

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    Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

    The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program can provide you with the knowledge and technical skills required by employers in health care services. Coursework provides instruction in topics such as: anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology; data information processing; medical billing, coding, and terminology, insurance billing, and medical terminology and medical office management.

    Learning Method: Campus and Online

    Total Degree Credits: 38

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    Phlebotomist Certificate

    The phlebotomist program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training in our medical labs to help you develop the highly technical skill of intravenous blood withdrawal. Coursework may include keyboarding and data information processing, medical terminology, introduction to human diseases, and presentation skills.

    Learning Method: Campus (Hagerstown, MD)

    Total Degree Credits: 45

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    Single Courses

    Certain courses offered by Kaplan University are available to nondegree-seeking participants. Upon successful completion of a course, the participant may transfer the credits earned toward a degree at Kaplan University if the course for which the student is seeking to transfer the credits earned is part of the Kaplan University degree program.

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    Diplomas

    Dental Assistant Diploma

    You can learn how to perform duties such as radiographs, instrument sterilization, tray setups, four-handed dentistry, equipment maintenance, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception duties. We offer classes both in the mornings and afternoons so you have the flexibility to meet the demands of your family, work, and education.

    Learning Method: Campus (Omaha, NE)

    Total Degree Credits: 56

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  • * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Projections Overview, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/projections-overview.htm. (Accessed October, 2013) National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/Downloads/Proj2011PDF.pdf (Accessed October 2013).

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