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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.
Train to become a behavior health paraprofessional uniquely attuned to the needs of LGBTQ+ clients in Los Angeles. This innovative 12-month online certificate program, offered tuition-free through a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), was created to address the expectations and requirements of a multicultural client base. Please note, there is a 260 hour internship requirement. Format: Online and Remote
​​​​​​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.
Enhance your health care training with infection prevention and control coursework offered through our online certificate program. Gain the skills to transition into this dynamic field. Format: Online
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.
Complete rigorous math and science courses to prepare to apply for accelerated undergraduate nursing programs or entry-level M.S. studies. 
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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