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Become a Health Unit Coordinator

Health unit coordinators play a crucial role in connecting patients and healthcare providers. Enroll in our 100% online course today to become a certified health unit coordinator!

With 22% job growth over the next decade projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and an average annual salary of around $40,000 (according to, this course sets you up for success.

In this course, you'll learn:

Become a Health Unit Coordinator


Delivery Method
100% Online
Contact Information
Joe Crespo
ed2go Online Courses
1519 Clearlake Road, Bldg. 25
Cocoa, FL 32922 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

Program Curriculum

The syllabus for the Health Unit Coordinator training includes the following:


Anita Mills is a health unit coordinator, instructor, and college advisor. For the past 15 years, she has taught health unit coordination and medical terminology. In addition, she served on the Education Board of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators for four years and is currently the organization's Director of Certification. Mills has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication, as well as several certificates.

Course Registration

Enroll in this flexible, self-paced course for just $1,495, offered entirely online in collaboration with our curriculum partner, ed2go. Begin your studies whenever it suits you!


Health Unit Coordinator FAQs

What do health unit coordinators do?

Health unit coordinators play a vital role in facilitating communication between patients and healthcare providers. Their responsibilities encompass:

  • Managing patient records and overseeing admissions, transfers, and discharges.
  • Transcribing medical orders, mastering medical terminology, and applying critical thinking skills.
  • Ensuring confidentiality and upholding patient rights and responsibilities.
Where do health unit coordinators work?

Health unit coordinators are employed across diverse healthcare settings, such as hospitals, public health clinics, outpatient treatment centers, private physician practices, and rehabilitation centers.

Is certification important for a health unit coordinator?
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Yes. Certification holds significant importance in the realm of patient care, medical records, and healthcare.

Within this field, strict regulations apply, and certification serves as a testament to your capacity to fulfill patient care requirements while adhering to legal and ethical standards.

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