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ECPI University College of Health Science
Medical Careers Institute


Making the decision to earn your degree in healthcare and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University’s College of Health Science or College of Nursing and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum in healthcare programs emphasizes hands-on, interactive learning with clinical rotations, allowing students to develop a wide array of experiences in healthcare settings.

With several concentrations of study in Health Sciences and Advanced Clinical, ECPI University offers degrees in the following career areas: (fields vary by location):

College of Health Science
Healthcare Administration, Medical Assisting, Health Information Management, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Radiography, Surgical Technology

Healthcare Administration
Available as Bachelor’s (Availability varies by campus.)
The healthcare industry, like any successful business, needs quality managers to maintain the efficiency of the organization.  The healthcare administration field can prepare you to work in leadership and management positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices, community healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, and outpatient care centers. Combining caring with leadership and business management – healthcare administration may be the field for you! 

Medical Assisting
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
The Medical Assisting program can prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, computer proficiency and work habits necessary for entry-level employment in various healthcare positions. You can gain proficiency in both administrative and clinical skills through interactive and hands-on learning, including externships. If you like helping people, a career in medical assisting may be right for you.

Dental Assisting
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
The responsibilities of a dental assistant can involve both clinical and administrative duties. Dental assistants who are directly involved in patient care are often called chairside assistants. The skill of working chairside with a dentist is called four-handed dentistry. Other duties of a dental assistant may include performing lab work, sterilizing and disinfecting rooms and instruments, answering phones, filing charts, scheduling patients, charting, taking and processing X-rays, ordering supplies, and maintaining dental equipment.

Health Information Management
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
The Health Information Management program is designed to prepare graduates to demonstrate proficiency in the arena of health data management. Graduates can be prepared to ensure the availability of accurate health data through the application of healthcare technologies such as the electronic health record (EHR).

Medical Radiography
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
Medical radiography is a hands-on career that lets you play an important role in the delivery of care by providing images to help identify problem areas in patients. One of the primary responsibilities of radiographers is to position patients and equipment in order to take X-rays.  To learn more about educational and career opportunities in medical radiography, contact ECPI University today about this exciting program.

Diagnostic Medial Sonography
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
A diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound. Working under the supervision of a physician, the sonographer helps gather sonographic data to monitor or diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Diagnostic medical sonographers may be employed in hospitals, clinics, private offices and other health facilities.

Surgical Technology
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
If you are a person who wants a valued and rewarding career in the medical field, and if you want to be part of the important and dynamic action in today’s surgical operating rooms, then a career in surgical technology might be right for you. Surgical technologists are also known as scrubs or surgical or operating room technicians. They assist in surgical operations under the direction of surgeons, registered nurses, physician assistants or other surgical personnel.

Physical Therapist Assisting
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
A physical therapist assistant plays an important role on the patient care team. While working under the supervision of a physical therapist, an assistant will help individuals who are ill, injured, or have a health condition that limits their ability to perform daily activities.  A physical therapist assistant will work with patients to increase mobility, strength, and coordination while helping to decrease pain, increase motion, and improve function. 

Massage Therapy
Available as Associate (Availability varies by campus.)
This program teaches the art and science of massage therapy while focusing on the medical and rehabilitative effects of massage. It is designed to teach sound business practices, thus preparing students for success in the workplace. With the integration of clinical experience and hands-on work through an externship, the curriculum can provide the student with an opportunity to see and experience care as it is given to patients in various stages of health.

Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Advisor and find out more about:

    • Campus locations in VA, NC, SC and online
    • Campus tours, simulation lab equipment and faculty introductions
    • Program overviews and the application process
    • Tutoring, clubs, campus community and other support systems to help you from day one until graduation
    • Scholarship opportunities
    • Tuition and financial aid questions (for those who qualify)
    • Flexible class schedule options
    • Career services department and resources available for job search strategies  

Reduce your college tuition! More than $5 Million Awarded in 2013
It’s easier than you may think to find out if you qualify for one of ECPI University’s scholarships.  Contact us today for more detail on how to apply and lower your tuition!

    • Graduation Scholarship Fund
    • Fixed Tuition Pledge
    • Career Advancement Scholarship
    • High School Scholarships
    • Veterans – Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Business Partnership Programs

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. 

The Roanoke location is pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Apply Today – It could be the best decision you ever make!
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