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    The Online Professional Certificate in Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness is designed to prepare graduating students for a career working with women of all ages at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, health promotion sites, and private and commercial health clubs. Students will learn how to apply their client’s health history, goals, and abilities integrating exercise science curriculum and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through various phases of a woman’s life.

    Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology. Case studies exemplify how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice. The software provided with this course makes review of the concepts fun through use of interactive games and audio pronunciation of the terms. The Veterinary Office Assistant handles daily administrative duties of the veterinary team.

    Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology. Case studies exemplify how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice. The software provided with this course makes review of the concepts fun through use of interactive games and audio pronunciation of the terms.

    Our Veterinary Assistant Specialist program prepares you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences. This program is broken down into two parts: Veterinary Terminology Training and Veterinary Assistant Training. Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology.

    Do you have a love of animals? Are you a patient, caring person? Becoming a Veterinary Assistant is the perfect career path for you. Veterinary Assistant’s help make a difference in the lives of animals and the people that love them! As a Veterinary Assistant, you will work alongside Veterinarians to provide routine care, health evaluation, and treatment for sickness or injury. Assistants perform a wide variety of duties including feeding, exercising, and bathing animals, cleaning and disinfecting exam rooms, restraining animals during examinations, administering medication or vaccinations, and most importantly providing affection and a safe environment for every animal in their care.

    Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. Our course prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences. This course provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. The course begins with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, and progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There are sections covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals.

    The exciting field of sports nutrition combines the sciences of nutrition and exercise physiology. Our Sports Nutrition course takes a personalized approach that guides you through the elements of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and fluids using case studies and practical applications for working with athletes. You’ll be introduced to the functions of these nutrients, proper dietary intakes, and how they affect your body. Proper nutrition is vital to the overall athletic performance and experience. To get a job in the sports nutrition field, you need to understand current guidelines, emerging research, and be able to apply knowledge to athletes of all ages. This course will meet those needs by using the most up to date information and tools.

    Spa Professional
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    This course provides an overview of the theoretical principles for common massage therapy systems and manual techniques. The course discusses the historical influences from a variety of cultures in order to best understand the massage therapy industry and profession today. In addition, the course overviews selected major cautions and contraindications for giving massage, as well as the effects and benefits of proper massage therapy treatments. The course prepares students with fundamental knowledge about sanitation, and creating an appropriate environment to perform massage therapy services with ethical and professional boundaries.

    The Online Certificate in School Nutrition and Wellness has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, school administrators, parents, and the general public who want to develop healthy food programs and strategies for children in today’s school systems. This Web-based Certificate program provides information on why nearly 20% of America's children are overweight or obese and how you can make a positive impact in your community to establish effective health, nutrition, and wellness policies that will be critical for reversing this serious problem. The health status of America’s youth will directly impact our nation's health care system, available labor pool, and national priorities for years to come.

    A phlebotomy technician draws blood and prepares it for testing. Since many people fear needles and the sight of blood, the phlebotomy technician instills trust and comfort in patients by creating a safe, professional, and compassionate environment. Constantly evolving technology has created a constantly growing demand for medical lab tests, and phlebotomy technicians are benefiting from this. The range of skills a phlebotomist masters are useful in almost every other healthcare career path. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for phlebotomy technicians in 2017 was $33,670 and has a job outlook between 2016-2026 of 25% growth.

    Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to dispense prescription medications. Pharmacy Technicians usually work in a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy, but can also work in laboratories. Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand due to the constant development of new drugs, and an aging population that requires more and more of these drugs. Pharmacy technician can also be the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, nursing assistant or other medical professional. Recent studies show that the average starting wage is $12.62 per hour, but this varies greatly by location. 2015-2016 studies show the median income is $32,000 per year (ranging from entry-level $26,000 per year, to $39,000 with years of experience).

    The Online Professional Certificate in Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults was designed to establish a national standard to ensure the development of safe and effective exercise programs for older adults by personal trainers and allied health/medical and fitness professionals. The program is designed to prepare graduating students for a career working with older adults at senior centers, medically-based fitness facilities, retirement communities, YMCA/JCC’s, hospitals, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, long-term care facilities, corporate fitness centers, collegiate settings, and private and commercial health clubs.