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Language: EnglishDescription: The certificate program is designed to supply essential education integrating exercise science curriculum, biomechanical and exercise physiology principles, nutritional concepts, and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through different training levels and phases. Students will be prepared for careers working at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCA’s/JCC’s, and private and commercial health clubs. Included with the certificate program registration, you will receive complimentary access to receive the National Posture Institute’s Certified Resistance Training Professional™ (RTP™) designation. In addition, the program prepares students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer Certification. ACSM provides graduating certificate students a Preferred Discount on the ACSM Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials.Instructor Description: Natalie Johnson, MS, has worked in an academic setting throughout her career. Natalie taught for the Kinesiology Department at San Diego State University in addition to being the Fitness & Operations Director at the Aztec Recreation Center. While instructing for the Kinesiology Department, she also was a “Student Mentor”. As a mentor Natalie advised senior Kinesiology students on resume writing, interviewing skills and assisted students in finding the most appropriate job based on experience, education and location. Natalie’s experience outside of academia includes working in world renown resorts in California, Mexico and Jamaica (The Golden Door & Rancho La Puerta) in addition to being the owner of a fitness company called “Fit Chicks” since 2001. Natalie is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Sports Nutritionist, Wellness Coach and Pre/Post Natal Specialist. She presents annually for the Medical Fitness Association, Athletic Business and the National Health Benefits Conference. Natalie was a Body by Jake Master Trainer and presenter on FitTV and continues to promote fitness locally in Tampa, Florida and nationally in publications and television. Natalie is currently the “Manager of Health & Lifestyle Programs” for a Medical Health Plan in Florida. She oversees the Fitness Center and its staff as well as all preventative programs relating to weight loss, fitness, exercise and nutrition. She works closely with a medical management team and is very active in promoting exercise as medicine and prevention. Natalie is also the Regional Director for the Medical Fitness Association and works closely with the organization to integrate fitness into the medical community.

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Tuition: $3,795.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The certificate program is designed to supply essential education integrating exercise science curriculum, biomechanical and exercise physiology principles, nutritional concepts, and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through different training levels and phases. Students will be prepared for careers working at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCA’s/JCC’s, and private and commercial health clubs. In addition, the program prepares students for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer Certification. NASM provides certificate students a Preferred Discount on the NASM Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials.Instructor Description: Natalie Johnson, MS, has worked in an academic setting throughout her career. Natalie taught for the Kinesiology Department at San Diego State University in addition to being the Fitness & Operations Director at the Aztec Recreation Center. While instructing for the Kinesiology Department, she also was a “Student Mentor”. As a mentor Natalie advised senior Kinesiology students on resume writing, interviewing skills and assisted students in finding the most appropriate job based on experience, education and location. Natalie’s experience outside of academia includes working in world renown resorts in California, Mexico and Jamaica (The Golden Door & Rancho La Puerta) in addition to being the owner of a fitness company called “Fit Chicks” since 2001. Natalie is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Sports Nutritionist, Wellness Coach and Pre/Post Natal Specialist. She presents annually for the Medical Fitness Association, Athletic Business and the National Health Benefits Conference. Natalie was a Body by Jake Master Trainer and presenter on FitTV and continues to promote fitness locally in Tampa, Florida and nationally in publications and television. Natalie is currently the “Manager of Health & Lifestyle Programs” for a Medical Health Plan in Florida. She oversees the Fitness Center and its staff as well as all preventative programs relating to weight loss, fitness, exercise and nutrition. She works closely with a medical management team and is very active in promoting exercise as medicine and prevention. Natalie is also the Regional Director for the Medical Fitness Association and works closely with the organization to integrate fitness into the medical community.Certification: Personal Trainers are health and fitness professionals who perform individualized assessments,and design safe, effective and individualized exercise and conditioning programs. NASMCPTs are prepared to design exercise and conditioning programs that are scientifically validand based on clinical evidence. They provide the guidance to help clients achieve theirpersonal health, fitness and performance goals via the implementation of exercise programsand suggested lifestyle modifications. Personal Trainers do not diagnose or treat areas ofpain or disease and will always refer clients with such needs to health care professionals.

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Tuition: $3,795.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Anatomy & Physiology is designed for learners in the allied health field with little or no prior biology or anatomy and physiology knowledge. The course is organized according to body systems, and focuses on the body working together to promote homeostasis. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Identify the different cells of the human body• Define features and characteristics of tissue, skin, and bone• Define the function and movement of joints, muscles, and the spinal cord• Identify parts of the brain, functions of hormones, and processes of blood cells• Comprehend the function and location of the systems of the bodyInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

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Tuition: $1,795.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare professions – Dental Assisting. With the national increase in healthcare-related services, and the national shortage of healthcare professionals, the need for dental assistants is growing substantially. With a growing workforce over 300,000 strong, a career in dental assisting ranks as the fourth fastest growing occupation in the healthcare technician field. To meet our nation’s growing medical demands, recent studies indicate that over 400,000 assistants will be employed by 2018.The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!The purpose of this program is to familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics:• Introduction to the dental office and history of dentistry and dental assisting• Legal aspects of dentistry including policies and guidelines• Introductory oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment• Introductory tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth• The oral cavity and related structures• Dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areasDental Assisting Detailed Course Information: • The dental assisting profession and the history of Dental anatomy and physiology• Tooth charting, tooth surfaces, and classification of restorations on a tooth• Parts of the jaw and areas of the mouth• Oral health and preventions of dental disease• Infection control in dentistry and occupational health and safety• Patient information and assessment• Foundation of clinical dentistry• Dental radiology• Single crown restoration, bridge, implant, partial denture, and full denture• Dental equipment, accessories and the treatment room• Dental hand pieces and accessories• Dental cements and impression materials• Coding of radiology services and the use of ICD-9-CM codes• Assisting in comprehensive dental care• Dental administration and communication skillsInstructor Description: Patrice Arevalo Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.Certification: Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) – Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, and the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE).In many states, DANB-RHS certification is required to work in dental radiography.

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Tuition: $3,695.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The Dental Office Assistant course delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Identify good communication skills, telephone techniques, and methods for maintaining patient relations.• Comprehend the role of the dental office assistant within the Dental Healthcare Team.• Recognize the requirements for managing dental office systems and dental patient records.• Identify the steps for managing dental office finances including insurance processing, financial arrangements, and collection procedures.• Identify the steps for bookkeeping procedures including accounts receivable and accounts payable.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Dental Office Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Dental Office Assistant in a dental office setting and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Dental Office Assistant (CDOA).

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Tuition: $2,295.00

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Time-on-Task: 71 hours Courses may be completed in as little as a few short weeks, or up to 6 months. Your success throughout your online course experience will be represented digitally within a badge. The badge will show your employers and professional network your qualifications as well as course materials you mastered. Course Description This course prepares you to sit for the certification exam. This course examines Information Technology (IT) in the health care world. It is designed to help IT professionals expand their training beyond IT and introduce health care IT (HIT). Data flow, IT operations, and security in HIT are explained. This course explains how health care IT includes not just the technology used in the health care environment but also the regulatory requirements, organizational behavior, and medical business operations. The course provides the knowledge needed for IT professionals to be prepared to work in the health care IT environment. Course Objectives Distinguish general Information Technology (IT) and Health Care Information Technology (HIT) Understand the expectations of employers in today's employment market Analyze medical business operations influence on HIT Analyze HIT industry regulations Determine data flow in health care environments Apply IT expertise within a medical environment Evaluate the efficacy of health care information management methodologies Identify best security practices for HIT You want to be engaged as you learn. We get it.  We also know engagement is important to true retention and learning. For that reason, each course includes: Online course material eTextbook Interactive lesson presentations Audio-to-go podcasts Personalized study guides User-specific pacing charts Engaging lesson presentations Interactive “Check Your Understanding” exercises/quizzes Mobile Friendly Experience: laptops, computers, tablets, etc.

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Tuition: $799.00

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Time-on-Task: 34 hours Courses may be completed in as little as a few short weeks, or up to 6 months. Your success throughout your online course experience will be represented digitally within a badge. The badge will show your employers and professional network your qualifications as well as course materials you mastered. Course DescriptionThis course provides students with an overview of the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding. It covers the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and reviews the changes and updates. Students will learn the new codes, the structure, and nature of the characters. They will also learn how to use the appropriate reference manuals and guides to create diagnosis codes from the ICD-10-CM and procedure codes from the ICD-10-PCS. Course Objectives       Describe the purpose of ICD-10       Compare ICD-10 to ICD-9       Explain the functions, processes, and procedures of diagnostic coding       Describe procedural coding       Analyze electronic coding tools       Practice coding for a variety of purposes and settings       Discuss the future of coding You want to be engaged as you learn. We get it.  We also know engagement is important to true retention and learning. For that reason, each course includes:       Online course material       eTextbook       Interactive lesson presentations       Audio-to-go podcasts       Personalized study guides       User-specific pacing charts       Engaging lesson presentations       Interactive “Check Your Understanding” exercises/quizzes Mobile Friendly Experience: laptops, computers, tablets, etc.

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Tuition: $349.00

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Time-on-Task: 19 hours Courses may be completed in as little as a few short weeks, or up to 6 months. Your success throughout your online course experience will be represented digitally within a badge. The badge will show your employers and professional network your qualifications as well as course materials you mastered. Course DescriptionThe ICD-10: For Physicians course will provide physicians with key information regarding the transition in medical billing from ICD-9 to ICD-10. This short course will provide an overview of ICD-10 and the changes that physicians will need to know in order to provide accurate information to medical billers/coders. Students will also learn about other important aspects of ICD-10 that directly relate to ensuring appropriate coding and payment. Course Objectives       Describe the purpose/benefits of ICD-10       Compare ICD-10 to ICD-9       Explain what should be included in medical records to allow abstraction       Identify possible areas of concern in sample medical records       Explain the nuances of ICD-10 and the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 You want to be engaged as you learn. We get it.  We also know engagement is important to true retention and learning. For that reason, each course includes:       Online course material       Interactive lesson presentations       Audio-to-go podcasts       Personalized study guides       User-specific pacing charts       Engaging lesson presentations       Interactive “Check Your Understanding” exercises/quizzes       Mobile Friendly Experience: laptops, computers, tablets, etc.

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Tuition: $199.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth andthe complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2018.The Medical Administrative Assistant Program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. A great course for physicians medical office professionals!This program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. This course covers the following key areas and topics:• History and background of the medical assisting profession• Interpersonal skills, medical ethics, and basic medical law• Telephone techniques and skills for scheduling appointments• Medical terminology• Basics of insurance billing and coding• Medical records management and management of practice financesMedical Administrative Assistant Detailed Course Information: • An overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional • Role of the medical administrative assistant • History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties • Ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance • Office and patient communication techniques, appointment scheduling and general office duties • Technology in the healthcare environment • Basic terminology used in the medical office • Medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record • HIPAA review and patient bill of rights and confidentiality • Financial and practice management • Health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures • Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements • Medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, and budgets for the medical practice • Specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations • Assisting with medical emergencies • Career developmentInstructor Description: Patrice Arevalo Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.Certification: Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

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Tuition: $3,095.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Medical billing and coding deal with the financial and patient communication among medical practices. They are responsible for patient files and notes. People working in this career may also process payments, including send out bills and dealing with insurance claims. This Medical Coding and Billing course will provide you with the skills you need to perform the required tasks in this career field. Students will learn:• An overview of healthcare and the insurance industry• The organization and use of the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes• Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-10-CM• Detailed review and practice coding examples from the CPT• Basic claims processes for insurance and 3rd-party reimbursements• Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claimsInstructor Description: We provide students with skilled instructors. Teachers who are well trained in our unique “mastery” methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. Many of our teachers have worked with us for over 10 years.Certification: After completing this program students will be prepared to sit for any of the billing and coding certification exam. **Some certification exams have additional requirements**Included in this program is the CBCS certification from NHA! Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist.As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:Gather/review essential patient informationVerify required documentation before patient information is releasedPrevent fraud/abuse by auditing billingSupport coding and billing processAssign codes for diagnoses and proceduresSubmit claims for reimbursementCoach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursementBilling & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.

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Tuition: $4,095.00

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Time-on-Task: 69 hours Courses may be completed in as little as a few short weeks, or up to 6 months. Your success throughout your online course experience will be represented digitally within a badge. The badge will show your employers and professional network your qualifications as well as course materials you mastered. Course DescriptionThis course will familiarize students with the role and responsibilities required of a medical officeassistant. Course Objectives Explain the job requirements of a Medical Front Office Assistant Describe effective communication skills for the workplace Explain how to properly handle confidential information Explain different types of health insurance and benefits Describe the different types of financial transactions that take place within a medical office Describe different types of documentation used in a medical office Explain how to document and maintain medical records Describe the benefits of computers and electronic medical records in the workplace Apply the guidelines for medical billing and coding Describe the operational functions in a medical office Explain how to capitalize on career opportunities available to the medical office assistant You want to be engaged as you learn. We get it.  We also know engagement is important to true retention and learning. For that reason, each course includes: Online course material eTextbook Interactive lesson presentations Audio-to-go podcasts Personalized study guides User-specific pacing charts Engaging lesson presentations Interactive “Check Your Understanding” exercises/quizzes Mobile Friendly Experience: laptops, computers, tablets, etc.

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Tuition: $1,499.00

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Overview Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary. After completing this course, you should be able to: Identify and apply basic word structure Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body Define common prefixes Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes Comprehend medical specialists and case reports Languages English Course Access Time Students are given 6 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet. The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to enhance their Medical Terminology skills.

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Tuition: $1,795.00

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