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Online Health Care and Physical Therapy Programs

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Online Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Programs

Prepare for In-Demand Health Care Roles

2.6M New Health Care Jobs Through 20301

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Better Care for Patients. New Possibilities for Your Career.

Hiring in the health care sector is increasing quickly. From 2020 to 2030, employers will need 2.6 million more workers,1 and you can prepare to advance in these in-demand careers at Utica College.

With our many types of online health care and physical therapy programs, you’ll gain the competencies and leadership talents to make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives.

Our online programs pay dividends for professionals interested in transitioning into health care or taking the next step in this sector. Opportunities to pursue after graduation include health care administrator, physical therapist, and nursing home administrator.

You’ll complete your courses online, but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on faculty engagement. Our faculty offer regular office hours and can support you through online chat or by phone. Moreover, our health care and physical therapy programs offer high-quality education in an online format that provides the flexibility to succeed in class and your current job.

Types of Online Health Care and Physical Therapy Programs

Health care employers are seeking leaders and practitioners with the talents to deliver the highest quality care. Utica College’s online health care and physical therapy programs prepare you to excel in careers that are fulfilling, rewarding, and in-demand.

B.S. in Health Care Management

Use expert business knowledge to navigate the complexities of health care, laws and regulation, and technology to ensure patients receive the best care.

B.S. in Health Sciences

Gain a solid background in health sciences, including the foundational courses required for admission to graduate-level clinical programs in a multitude of health care specialties.

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Succeed in top health care positions with hands-on knowledge in management, leadership, and the continuum of health care. You’ll develop your career with a set of practical skills to guide health care organizations.

MBA: Health Care Management

Specialize your MBA in Health Care Management and graduate ready for the challenges of patient-centered care, plus gain a thorough understanding of the complex ethical and legal issues involved from an organizational level.

Nursing Home Administrator Certificate

Fulfill academic requirements to become a Nursing Home Administrator in New York.

Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Help your patients heal and evolve your care in this vital health care field. You’ll graduate ready to take control of your own practice, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment.

Career Outlook: Opportunity Meets Stability

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the health care sector will add more jobs than any other field through 2030.1 With our online health care and physical therapy programs, you can stand out to employers seeking highly skilled health care leaders and practitioners.

Here are three careers to pursue after graduation, along with annual salary details for each:

  1. Medical and health services managers: $104,280 median salary2
  2. Physical therapists: $91,010 median salary3
  3. Health care administrators: $73,755 average salary4

Curriculum

Utica College’s online health care and physical therapy courses prepare you to impact the area of health care that matches your strengths and interests. You can build practical skills to thrive in health care administration, medical practice management, and other important roles.

Each online program is designed to provide the flexibility to meet your personal and professional commitments. Complete the coursework part time or full time to advance in health care careers on your schedule.

Faculty: Tap Into Our Experience and Expertise

Experience matters in the health care industry, and the same goes for health care and physical therapy programs. Continue your education at Utica College to learn from practitioners, clinicians, and administrators whose backgrounds match your career goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about our online health care and physical therapy programs. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, reach out to us by calling (866) 295-3106.

Yes! U.S. News & World Report has named us a Top 200 Regional University, and our programs have been recognized for excellence by the SR Education Group, BestDegreePrograms.org, TheBestSchools.org, and other organizations.

We’re accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This recognition affirms that you’ll receive an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as a Utica student.

Work experience is not required for many of our online health care and physical therapy programs. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

That depends on the type of degree you are pursuing. In many cases, we accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools if they apply to your chosen curriculum.

As part of the admissions process, our staff completes a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of your previously earned credits to determine if and how many of your previously earned credits apply. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

Studying online offers many benefits. You can choose where and when you study, all while continuing your career, raising a family, and contributing to your community as you advance your education.

Plus, you won’t have to commute or find on-campus housing as an online learner, which could help you save money as you learn. Visit our Online Student Life page to learn more about the online student experience.

You will typically dedicate 12 to 15 hours per week to each online course. While the rigor and expectations for on-campus and online instruction are the same, the flexible online format helps you fit the coursework into your schedule in the way that works for you.

Utica College is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, making additional funds available for U.S. military students without an additional charge to their GI Bill® entitlement. View the military benefits page to learn more about Utica College benefits for U.S. military veterans and service members.

Utica College provides a 10% tuition discount for online students and spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard service members. Students can also apply for Yellow Ribbon funding, the GI Bill®, VA benefits, Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid, Navy/Marine Corps relief, and The American Legion scholarships. View the military benefits page to learn more about benefits for veterans and service members at Utica College.

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Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021 September 8). Healthcare Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on September 13, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021 September 8). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved Sept. 13, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021 September 8). Physical Therapists. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved Sept. 13, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm
  4. Glassdoor. (2021 September 21). Healthcare Administrator Salaries. Retrieved Sept. 22, 2021, from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/healthcare-administrator-salary-SRCH_KO0,24.htm