Health Sciences Industry

Be a Healing Force in Your Community

Our School of Health Sciences offers respected and relevant degree options that can help you launch or advance your career in healthcare—one of today's fastest-growing fields. Clinical externships and practicum opportunities help you gain hands-on experience using skills tailored to your healthcare profession. With online, on-campus and blended course options, our degrees are designed to fit your busy lifestyle.

Many of our Health Sciences programs help you earn the skills and credentials you need right away, then easily transfer toward a higher degree level. Keep climbing the credential ladder until you've reached your goal—from Certificates to Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degrees.

Choose from a variety of programs in direct and indirect patient care roles. 1

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Direct Patient Care

  • Medical Assisting

    Learn how to perform routine diagnostic procedures, draw blood (phlebotomy) and administer immunizations and first aid through a hands-on externship and relevant curriculum.

    Degrees offered: Diploma.

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

    Become well-versed in critical skills through hands-on curriculum in courses such as Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Microbiology.

    Degrees offered: Associate's degree.

  • Pharmacy Technician

    Learn to read medication orders, fill prescriptions and perform inventory functions necessary to efficiently support pharmacists in a retail setting.

    Degrees offered: Certificate.

  • Physical Therapist Assistant*

    Sharpen your understanding of how limited mobility can affect a patient's life while learning how to play a critical role in helping people regain their independence.

    Degrees offered: Associate's degree. 2

  • Radiologic Technology

    Gain a comprehensive knowledge of standard X-ray, mobile X-ray and fluoroscopic technologies along with patient care techniques through online coursework, on-campus labs and clinical site experiences.

    Degrees offered: Associate's degree.

  • Surgical Technologist

    In fully equipped, industry-standard surgical suite laboratories, you'll learn common procedures and technology used in the operating room, as well as tactics for handling high-pressure situations.

    Degrees offered: Associate's degree.

Indirect Patient Care

  • Health Information Management

    Develop the professional communication and leadership skills necessary to collaborate and lead a team of health information professionals, as well as manage health information systems.

    Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree.

  • Health Information Technician

    Prepare to analyze and manage patient care data through in-field insight from instructors and firsthand experiences in a sophisticated digital lab, while learning to communicate effectively as part of a healthcare team.

    Degrees offered: Associate's degree.

  • Healthcare

    Stay relevant in today’s industry by broadening your healthcare experience and building your business skills. Our in-depth coursework, including Principles of Finance, Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Introduction to Human Resource Management, will help build your healthcare knowledge for a successful career across a wide range of work environments. For students in Illinois, select Health Sciences in the form below if you are interested in a similar program. Specialization options will vary.

    Degrees offered: Certificate, Associate's degree.

    Associate's degree specializations: Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assisting and Healthcare Administration.

  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

    Be prepared to transition from your current role to management and leadership positions in healthcare. You’ll be able to take on more challenging and strategic functions such as hospital administrator, clinical director, health services manager or practice manager.

  • Medical Administrative Assistant

    Develop the customer service and office management professionalism that makes a real difference in the lives of others. You'll gain communication and technology skills, as well as learn how to smoothly operate a healthcare facility.

    Degrees offered: Certificate.

  • Medical Billing and Coding

    Learn coding skills and gain understanding of electronic health record systems to become an important correspondent with healthcare providers and insurance companies.

    Degrees offered: Certificate.

Social Wellness

  • Health & Wellness

    Promote the health and well-being of others through leadership roles across a wide range of healthcare career opportunities. You'll learn from courses in our holistic curriculum—from wellness education to behavioral and physical health.

    Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree.

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

    Make change that matters on a local and global community level. Drawing on areas from epidemiology, health informatics and analytics to public health policy and administration and population health management, this MPH degree is designed to advance your leadership skills and empower you to influence health outcomes for diverse populations. 1

Knowledge Credit®

You can save time and money with Knowledge Credit in three ways:

  1. Transfer credits
  2. Military training or professional certifications that align with your program
  3. Self-directed assessments, which let you prove you don't need to take a particular course.

Accelerated Master's Pathway

Whether you're pursuing your Bachelor's program with your sights already set on a Master's degree or just want to keep your options open, our accelerated Master's pathway can help you save money and time. See how it feels to achieve your goals at the graduate level, and lean into your future growth and potential career path. Even if you don't continue to a Master's program, you'll gain graduate-level knowledge and skills at no extra tuition cost. 3

Ready to invest in yourself? Learn more today.

"I'm a single mom who chose Rasmussen University because Rasmussen is flexible, consistent and accessible."

Kennedy H.
Health Sciences graduate

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