School of Health Sciences

High-demand Health Sciences Degrees for Careers Helping Patients

The healthcare industry is one of today’s fastest growing and changing industries. This combination of growth and change has helped to cause a surge in demand for healthcare professionals. At Rasmussen College, our School of Health Sciences offers a range of education programs to help you start or advance your healthcare career, in fields ranging from medical assisting to health information technology (HIT).

As a Certificate, Associate’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree graduate, you can use your degree to help you become a sought-after healthcare professional. Whether you want a successful career working directly with patients or behind-the-scenes in a healthcare facility, our School of Health Sciences offers a program to fit your career goals. Plus, with our instructors holding you to the highest academic standard and developing your high-touch patient interaction skills, you will gain a competitive advantage in your job search upon graduation.

Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter begins
November 10
Fall Mid-Quarter begins
December 21
Fall Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

October 6
Fall I Session begins
November 16
Fall I Session ends
November 17
Fall II Session begins
December 28
Fall II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving
November 28
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas Day
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

January 5
Winter Quarter begins
February 9
Winter Mid-Quarter begins
March 22
Winter Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

January 5
Winter I Session begins
February 15
Winter I Session ends
February 16
Winter II Session begins
March 29
Winter II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

April 6
Spring Quarter begins
May 11
Spring Mid-Quarter begins
June 21
Spring Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

April 6
Spring I Session begins
May 17
Spring I Session ends
May 18
Spring II Session begins
June 28
Spring II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

May 25
Memorial Day

Summer Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

July 6
Summer Quarter begins
August 10
Summer Mid-Quarter begins
September 20
Summer Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

July 6
Summer I Session begins
August 16
Summer I Session ends
August 17
Summer II Session begins
September 27
Summer II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

July 4
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day


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