Occasionally, an organization requires a more advanced degree for high-level positions. For some people, getting a degree is an important personal goal. UMA offers an Associate degree in Health Science. Students receive additional training in business, communications and healthcare to expand their résumé and create additional opportunities in the healthcare field.
Top Five Reasons to Choose UMA’s Health Science Associate Degree Program:
1.More potential employment opportunities
2.Greater earning potential*
3.Start working before you finish your degree and continue your education with day, night, weekend, or online classes**
4.Eligible UMA diploma credits count toward your UMA associate degree
5.Some concentrations can be finished in as little as two years!
Students in an associate degree program at UMA will take general education courses in English, mathematics, biology and social sciences, as well as elective courses in topics such as accounting, computers, psychology, patient relations and more. Graduates of UMA’s health scienceprogram are taught the skills requires for entry-level positions in health practitioner’s offices, hospitals, home healthcare services, outpatient care services, nursing care facilities, health insurance companies, state and government healthcare programs, and a variety of other allied health areas.
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The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, repeated courses, and price changes. Books and materials are estimated based on current market prices and current books. Actual book charges are based on the cost of books and materials at the time they are provided to the student. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
WHAT IS THE REPORTED GRADUATION TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM, ASSUMING CONTINUOUS, FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT?
The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
WHAT IS THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM?
This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-2012 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.
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Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and awards healthcare diploma programs such as medical billing and coding, medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, nursing assistant and dental assistant with expanded functions. Ultimate Medical Academy campus locations are in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida.