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USD’s Medical Terminology just Enrolled it’s 2000th Student! Learn how this Course can help your Career Today!


The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education is proud to offer a variety of courses and certificates focused on the health care profession. Make a career change or advance in your current health care career by adding highly demanded skills and abilities. Explore courses to develop your foundational healthcare skills, such as fluency in medical terminology or courses designed to make you an expert in maintaining electronic health records. In addition, the University of San Diego’s online courses and certificates offer:

  • Emerging curriculum from a nationally ranked university
  • Top faculty and experienced industry practitioners
  • Affordable tuition for high-quality courses
  • Earn a certificate as evidence of learned core competencies
  • Small class size with personalized attention and superior student services support

With the health care industry being one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States, now is the time to invest in yourself and your education. Take the next step in your health care career with the University of San Diego.

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Online Self-Paced

This certificate enables those new to the healthcare field the ability to gain insight and knowledge of Electronic Health Records. Also provides an opportunity for seasoned healthcare professionals to up-skill.

Who is the program for?

Our health care courses and certificate programs are designed for working health care professionals as well as career changers who are looking to develop and bolster key in-demand traditional and digital skills. This includes:

  • Medical facility administrators and technicians
  • Clinical care providers
  • Electronic health records (EHR) professionals
  • Those looking to broaden their grasp of in-demand industry knowledge

Features & Formats

The top reasons so many healthcare professionals enroll in our educator programs include:

  • Continuing your lifelong education at a nationally ranked university with proven programs and cutting-edge curriculum.
  • Positioning yourself for potential salary increases by expanding your knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas.
  • Gaining the insights and tools needed to become more effective in your role or position yourself for leadership positions.
  • Strengthening your resume by listing continuing education achievements that make you a more attractive candidate to potential employers.
  • Learning from expert faculty instructors who are also experienced healthcare professionals.
  • Benefiting from small class sizes that offer personalized instruction and support to enhance learning.
  • Augmenting your professional growth by engaging in networking opportunities with faculty and fellow students.
  • Signing up for convenient and flexible program schedules, with no application required.
  • Completing a career-building certificate in less than 10 months, quicker than it typically takes to earn a graduate degree.

Available Formats

The University of San Diego offers high-quality online courses and programs geared to lifelong learning, professional growth, and career advancement in a convenient Online Self-Paced format. Benefits of Online Self-Paced format include:

  • The flexibility to work on assignments anytime;
  • No set due dates for assignments and projects; and
  • Having up to six months to complete the course.

Key Benefits of Health care Courses

Career Advancement

Our resume-building health care courses and certificates offer cutting-edge curriculum to help you expand your skills, and your career opportunities.

Personalized Education

Small class sizes mean you get personalized attention from instructor-practitioners with real-world health care experience.

Flexible Scheduling

Choose 100% online health care courses for optimal scheduling flexibility to balance your work, USD studies and family life.

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Expert Health Care Instructors

The health care faculty members at the University of San Diego’s Division Professional & Continuing Education possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience. USD PCE health care faculty attributes and benefits include:

  • Experienced health care instructor-practitioners
  • Instructors who are engaged and accessible
  • Small class sizes with personalized attention
  • Opportunities for professional networking
  • Faculty connections/health care industry contacts
  • Passion for teaching and lifelong learning
  • Skilled educators who are invested in your success

Is USD Right for Me?

USD’s widely respected Division of Professional & Continuing Education is dedicated to connecting students with high-quality courses and certificate programs.

If you are passionate about lifelong learning or if you are seeking educational opportunities to gain specific knowledge and skills for personal or career advancement reasons, then (yes!) the University of San Diego is right for you.

Informative Stats and Facts


USD has been crafting high-quality curriculum for over 70 years


Number of students who have enhanced their career


Majority of courses are offered in flexible and convenient formats

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for the courses in the Programs?

For successful completion of the certificate programs the following requirements are needed:

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.


Electronic health records have quickly become the industry standard in health care – find out how becoming proficient in these systems can set you up for success in your health care career.


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