Certificate Program

Health Unit Coordinator

Elevate your health care career with our Health Unit Coordinator Certificate. Learn the art of coordinating patient care in health care facilities, ensuring smooth operations and excellent patient experiences.

About the Health Unit Coordinator Certificate

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Course length

18 weeks

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Time commitment

20 hours

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Salary Range

$26 - $32K

(entry level)
Tuition - $4,000*

*You can pay as little as $267 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

The Health Unit Coordinator Certificate program provides essential training for individuals aspiring to play a critical role in health care settings. You’ll learn organizational and administrative skills specific to health care units, including patient admissions, record-keeping and communication. This program covers medical terminology, health care software and patient interaction techniques. Once certified, you’ll be prepared to work as a Health Unit Coordinator, ensuring the efficient operation of health care units by facilitating communication among health care professionals, patients and families. Get ready for your fulfilling career at the heart of health care coordination and administration.


Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) exam, sponsored by the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC), and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam, through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Did you know?

An early-career health unit coordinator working in Massachusetts could make as much as $58,580 per year.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Is This Health Unit Coordinator Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Do you have a keen interest in health care and an innate drive to help others?
  • Are you searching for a career path that lets you join the workforce in a relatively short amount of time?
  • Are you eager to acquire hands-on skills and apply them in a health care environment?
  • Can you thrive in a dynamic setting, where adaptability and quick thinking are key?
  • Does the idea of working collaboratively with a team of health care professionals excite you?
  • Are you meticulous, with a knack for working with data, managing records or handling administrative tasks?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Admissions Coordinator
  • Health Care Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Services Coordinator

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.