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Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Campus Program Explores Careers in Healthcare

New Campus Program Explores Careers in Healthcare

DuBOIS – Penn State DuBois now offers a certificate program that will introduce individuals to the many career opportunities in the ever-growing healthcare industry, and prepare them for further education in almost any of those careers.

The Health Sciences Professions Certificate program provides classes in health science and basic academic requirements for a variety of fields, without committing students to any particular job or specialty within the healthcare field. It will afford students an early look at their options and allow them to decide later what career path they want to take.

"This certificate provides a unique opportunity to explore healthcare programs and career options, while at the same time take courses that can articulate into a healthcare major," said John Blasdell, interim director of Continuing Education at Penn State DuBois. "We are excited about this unique option for our prospective students. The health care industry never stops growing and evolving, and that means there are always good jobs available in a variety health related fields. We want to help put people in those jobs."

Classes in the certificate program include subject areas such as anatomy, chemistry, nutrition, and more. The program also affords individuals the flexibility to build their own curriculum and choose classes that will fit their specific needs. The 33 credit Health Sciences Professions Certificate program can be completed in as little as one year. Additionally, credits from this program could count toward a Letters, Arts and Sciences associate degree, or other degrees, which students could earn in as little as eight additional months.

Spring semester classes begin January 7. To view an e-book with detailed information on the Health Sciences Professions Certificate, visit

For registration information, contact Sueann at or 814-375-4716

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