Healthcare Career Training in Clearwater, Florida

Earn a diploma or degree in healthcare and experience the best of both worlds at our Clearwater, Florida campus.

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Located in Clearwater, Florida, Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus offers hands-on training in laboratories equipped to support your success, on-site externships for a real-world experience, and flexible online coursework to support your schedule.1

Train for a healthcare career path with lab sessions on campus and live lectures that you can access online — experience the best of both worlds.

With over 50 community partners to network with, UMA will help you when it comes time to search for a job and start your career. And for academic obstacles that might stand between you and your goals, our campus team will be dedicated to helping you stay on track.

Experience student support, the UMA way.

From enrollment to pursuing a job in your new career, UMA is with you every step of the way. Don’t worry if it’s been a while since you were a student. Your Learner Services advisor will help you transition and connect you with our academic team so that you can stay on track throughout your journey.

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Experience student support, the UMA way.

From enrollment to the moment that you start your career, experience support the UMA way. No worries if it's been a while since you were a student. Your New Student Advisor will help you transition. Connect with your Academic Services Advisor with any questions about coursework or for help understanding last night's lesson plan.

Let’s talk about it.

You have questions. We have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid if qualified, selecting a program, and more. We’ll also give you a call to ensure your questions are answered so you can decide which program is right for you.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the email addresses and phone numbers you provided above, including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll; instead, you may call us at 888-205-2510. Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance.

Virtual Information Session

Thinking about the next step to take in your education or career? Learn about both with Ultimate Medical Academy's virtual information session. We invite all potential students and their loved ones to experience what UMA has to offer at its Clearwater campus.

  • > Learn about how you can start in one of our five areas of clinical study.
  • > Discover the resources UMA provides to its students.
  • > Find out about financial aid options for those who qualify.
  • > See the campus for yourself via your laptop or smart device!

Explore our healthcare degree programs

Classes at UMA can be completed either online or in-person at our Clearwater campus. Our healthcare diploma programs offer a blended format of hands-on training and online learning. Once you've completed your diploma program, you may choose to enhance your knowledge and earn your associate degree, which you'll do in a convenient, online format. Head to our on-campus program pages below to see full program listings and learn more about what to expect from each.

Understand your financial aid options.

If you qualify for federal student aid, our Student Finance advisors can help you explore your options to pay for your program — there might be more than you think. Let our team break it down for you.

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Get career-ready.

When it's time to create a resume or prepare for interviews, we're ready to help. Our team will assist you with your job search before you graduate with interview prep, resume writing, and more!

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Our programs, by the numbers.

Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions

  • 12 Months2
  • 8 percent projected job growth
  • Faster than average from 2021 through 20313

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Medical Assistant

  • 15 Months2
  • 16 percent projected job growth
  • Faster than average from 2021 through 20314

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Nursing Assistant

  • 2 Months2
  • 5 percent projected job growth

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Patient Care Technician

  • 12 Months2
  • 5 percent projected job growth

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Phlebotomy Technician

  • 4 Months2
  • 10 percent projected job growth
  • Faster than average from 2021 through 20315

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as a Healthcare Education Institution
Why UMA?
At UMA, you’ll participate in classrooms with a maximum size of 25 students. Our student support team will assist with one-on-one academic support, technical assistance, job search guidance, mock interviews, resources, and more.
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by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
Our students' stories.
Accredited? Yes.

Ultimate Medical Academy maintains the following accreditations:

UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (, a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

UMA’s Health Information Management program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Ultimate Medical Academy’s accreditation for the Health Information Management associate degree program has been reaffirmed through 2033-2034.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at

Licensed in Florida? Yes.

Ultimate Medical Academy is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Florida Department of Education