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Adelphi University Now Offering Advanced Degrees in Health Information Technology
Adelphi now offers a Master's of Science and an Advanced Certificate in Health Information Technology for healthcare professionals looking for information technology certification and IT professionals pursuing health information management.
The master’s program is a total of 42 credits and combines classes in nursing, management, technology, and business culminating in a capstone research course. The advanced certificate is 21 credits and centers on the technology-related classes only. Credits earned in the advanced certificate program can be used towards the master’s degree. The programs are offered through Adelphi’s University College and have been created with working professionals in mind. An HIT master’s degree can be completed in three years and the advanced certificate in two years by taking two evening courses per semester and one course each summer. HIT falls under the auspices of Adelphi’s recently created Center for Health Innovation (CHI) which provides a single reference point for all healthcare-related programs of study.
“We’re preparing the healthcare field for the coming changes where they will need real technical skills…that are portable and flexible,” said Dr. Thomas Virgona, HIT program director. “It’s a changing world; you have to be able to change with it.”
For more information or to apply to either program, visit http://academics.adelphi.edu/
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island.