Health and Human Services Associate Degree Online

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Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services Training Online

You see the value in community programs and community outreach. You’re interested in connecting people to services that can help them. And you’d love to be on a team that aids people in improving their lives. So read on and consider this field.

As a UMA health and human services student online, you’ll learn how to listen to people with challenging life situations, research relevant services to help them, connect them with those vital services and more. In this field, you could support clients of all ages from children to the elderly. You could help make a world of difference. Let’s talk about it.

Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?

Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by making you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to start a new career. Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the 2.3 million new jobs that are projected through 2024.1

Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to start a career in the fast growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can start your new career.

According to independent research published by Georgetown University, associate degree graduates earn an average of $400,000 of additional earnings over their lifetime.2 An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.

Job outlook for health and human services.

Professionals in this field may hold support positions like community coordinator, family support worker, human services program specialist, outreach specialist, social services assistant and more. Possible work environments include child services, veteran outreach organizations, elder care agencies, mental health facilities and public health departments, among others. This career field is projected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024.3

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone or text message via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the 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 888-213-4473. Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance.

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This program can be completed in as little as 18 months.

May vary according to individual student.

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92% of UMA online students in this program that completed the survey said they were satisfied overall with their decision to enroll in UMA.

Source: Averaged results from the “Ultimate Medical Academy Online Quarterly Student Survey” for all four quarters in 2015 (856 responses).
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This program is offered Online.

  • Health and Human Services Online Courses

    How long is the degree program? 18 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science (Arkansas residents only) - Health and Human Services

    Required Courses:*
    Computer Fundamentals** 3 Credits
    Interpersonal Professional Communication 3 Credits
    Introduction to Health and Human Services 3 Credits
    Introduction to Counseling 3 Credits
    Public and Community Health 3 Credits
    Family Dynamics 3 Credits
    Social Welfare 3 Credits
    Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services 2 Credits
    Health and Human Services Capstone 3 Credits
    Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery 3 Credits
    Medical Terminology 4 Credits
    Human Growth and Development 3 Credits
    Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I 4 Credits
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 Credits
    Student Success 1 Credits
    Career Success 2 Credits
    Total 46 Credits
    General Education Courses:*
    English Composition 3 Credits
    English Composition II*** 3 Credits
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    College Math 3 Credits
    Psychology 3 Credits
    General Biology 3 Credits
    Sociology**** 3 Credits
    Total 18 Credits
    Program Total 64 Credits
    *The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has requirements for coursework that are not contained in programs for other states. Therefore, Arkansas residents must meet program requirements that are slightly different.
    **CI2000 satisfies the general education computer applications/fundamentals course requirement for Arkansas residents as indicated by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. CI2000 is also a core requirement for the Health and Human Services Associate Degree program.
    ***EN2100 satisfies the additional general education English/writing course requirement, Composition II, for Arkansas residents as indicated by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. EN2100 is not a general education requirement for the Health and Human Services Associate Degree program.
    ****SO1050 is not included in the Health and Human Services Associate Degree program for Arkansas residents.

    Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
    Arkansas students should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.

Frequently Asked Questions About Health and Human Services

Is this degree similar to an online human services degree?

Is this degree similar to an online human services degree?

Yes, but with an emphasis on the healthcare industry and some focus on school and community settings. Students in the UMA Health and Human Services associate degree program study interviewing and intervention strategies, program planning, case management and more. If you’re looking to earn a degree in the human services category and specialize in the growing healthcare industry4, this may be the program for you.

Will I study social services as part of this health and human services degree?

Will I study social services as part of this health and human services degree?

Yes. As a student in this program, you’ll study social services in the Social Welfare class, and you’ll explore social programs in Introduction to Health and Human Services. Learn more about the advantages of specializing in social services for the healthcare industry by earning a Health and Human Services degree by reading “Find a Healthy Niche in Social Services.”

How long is this online health and human services degree program?

How long is this online health and human services degree program?

It typically takes 18 months to complete this online associate degree program (may vary according to individual student).

Is there a difference between health and human services schools?

Is there a difference between health and human services schools?

Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer health and human services programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.5 UMA is a school that offers a health and human services training program which includes one-on-one tutoring, help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.

What types of health and human services online courses would I take?

What types of health and human services online courses would I take?

As a health and human services student at UMA, you’ll take online courses on a wide range of topics. You’ll study interpersonal communication skills, family dynamics, counseling techniques, medical terminology and more. To see a complete list of online courses you would take with UMA for our health and human services degree program, see the courses section on this page.

What’s it like to take health and human services courses online?

What’s it like to take health and human services courses online?

Online courses with UMA are designed to be flexible, so you can train on your own schedule. Complete your classwork in the morning, at lunch, or in the middle of the night. It’s up to you. And UMA is here to help you every step of the way with online tutoring, live learning labs, a mobile app, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.

How much does a health and human services professional make?

How much does a health and human services professional make?

You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a position in this career field depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors.

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.

What should I look for in top schools for health and human services training?

What should I look for in top schools for health and human services training?

Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer health and human services programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer health and human services training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

Where can I find more info about health and human services?

Where can I find more info about health and human services?

This is my first online college experience and I must say it has been a joyous one. I love this school because it gives me that confidence to say, ‘Yes I can,’ and actually do it and believe it.

—Danyettia C., UMA Student

1BLS, Healthcare: Millions of jobs now and in the future, Spring 2014, http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/spring/art03.pdf  2Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The College Payoff, 2014,https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/collegepayoff-summary.pdf 3http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-and-human-service-assistants.htm#tab-1 4http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm 5According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone or text message via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the 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 888-213-4473. Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance.