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Learn the skills and acquire knowledge to be an effective substance use disorder counselor. Help clients identify and change beliefs and behaviors connected to addiction.
​​​​​​This program is ideal for those who want to join the fitness profession’s most elite, highly-paid ranks as well as fitness enthusiasts and those seeking to change careers.
Launch a rewarding career as a patient advocate. With this online certificate program, you'll learn how to handle the logistics of the health care system so patients and families can focus on what’s most important: health and well-being.
Our rigorous post-baccalaureate certificate program for pre-health students is approved for Federal Financial Aid and provides a structured academic preparation for those planning to apply to health professional programs including medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy, among others. Earned credits are transferable to UC and Cal State University campuses, plus many universities nationwide (some limitations may apply). No academic prerequisites are required for admission. 
The UCLA Medical Assistant Program (MAP), offered through a partnership between UCLA Health and UCLA Extension, combines the theory and practical experience necessary to prepare students to transition successfully into a career as a medical assistant.
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