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Blend of On-Campus & Online Courses
Gain a solid understanding of the healthcare industry with career-focused curriculum in the format best suited to your specialty. Based on which specialization you choose for your Healthcare degree, either all of your courses will be performed online, or you will have a blend of on-campus and online courses.
Acquire Key Skills
You’ll become proficient in the core areas of career success: critical thinking, written and interpersonal communication, patient services and diversity awareness.
Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Here’s your chance to broaden your healthcare experience and develop career-focused skills you’ll need as an allied health professional. Our blended Associate's Degree in Health Science online and on campus is offered for Illinois students and allows you to choose among three specializations: Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Medical Assisting. You pick the specialization and we’ll take care of you from there. If you are just entering the healthcare field, you can also check out our Healthcare Certificate.
For non-Illinois residents, please visit our Healthcare Associate’s degree page.
Health Sciences Credentials Offered
Health Sciences Associates
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- On Campus
- Campus Support and Resources
- Field Experience
Illinois students interested in the versatile world of healthcare and serve as a valuable member of a healthcare team. Also ideal for Illinois students looking to gain practical experience and pursue a successful, fulfilling career specializing in Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Medical Assisting.
Prepares you for
Healthcare associate, medical services technician, medical registration or receptionist, medical office manager, medical coder/biller, medical administrative assistant/secretary, medical receptionist, office administrator, medical assistant, pharmacy technician
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Turn Your Health Sciences Education into a Career
We’ve made advancing in your health sciences education even easier by offering classes and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule. When you’re ready to build on the solid foundation of prior Certificate or Diploma coursework, and on your in-field experience, an Associate's degree in Health Sciences (online or on-campus) is a natural next step. Through challenging Health Sciences courses, you’ll be prepared to take on new responsibilities and advancement. As a Health Sciences Associate’s degree graduate, you can choose to enter the workforce, or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Health and Wellness Bachelor’s degree-completion program.2
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here are just a few examples of where an Associate's degree in Health Sciences can take you.