Health Professions

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Utah State University's division of Health Professions offers certificate programs including certified nursing assistant (CNA), community health worker (CHW), emergency medical technician (EMT), medical assistant (MA), medical laboratory technician (MLT), pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, and surgical technology. Our goal is to provide excellent training resources and ensure students leave prepared to enter the workforce and find success in in-demand healthcare careers.

Mission Statement:

With efficiency, innovation, diversity and excellence, Utah State University Health Professions prepare competent and compassionate health professionals who will sustain not only our region, but the state of Utah and the global community.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


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CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

Community Health Worker (CHW)

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Community Health Workers serve as a link between social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


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Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system.

Medical Assistant Certificate (MA)


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Medical Assistants primarily practice in ambulatory care settings such as medical offices, and clinics. Medical assistants are a crucial component to a medical practice’s staff.

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)


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Medical Laboratory Technicians (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technicians assist the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medication and inventory control systems.



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Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.

Surgical Technology

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Surgical Technologists assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel.