Kaplan University’s School of Health Sciences is committed to educating students to become skilled, compassionate professionals who are vital to the delivery of quality health care and helping others lead healthier lives. Whether a student’s interest is in nutrition, public health, medical assisting, health information management, or health care administration, the School of Health Sciences’ career-focused programs are designed to prepare graduates to become tomorrow’s health leaders, instilling critical-thinking skills to help them succeed in a constantly evolving complex global technological environment.


Kaplan University’s School of Health Sciences offers 13 programs. These include bachelor’s degree programs in health and wellness, health care administration, health information management, health science, and nutrition. The school also offers master’s degree programs in health care administration, health informatics, health information management, public health, and health education. Additionally, the school offers three certificate programs in medical billing/coding, medical office administration, and medical assisting.


The School of Health Sciences conferred more than 3,600 degrees, certificates, and diplomas in the 2015–2016 academic year.


CAAHEP-MAERB (for the Medical Assistant Certificate): The Medical Assistant Certificate program offered at the following campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB): 

  • Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines
  • Maine: Lewiston (with an additional location in Augusta)
  • Maryland: Hagerstown
  • Nebraska: Lincoln (with an additional location in Omaha)

NANP (for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition): The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition is a National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) recommended educational program.


Graduates may be eligible to sit for the following certification exams.  In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan University program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. 

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition 

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Note: the certifications noted all require additional qualifications not provided by program.


Below is a sample list of employers with which at least three or more graduates of Kaplan University's School of Health Sciences are employed.

Mercy Health
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Kaiser Permanente
Gundersen Health System
UnityPoint Clinic
Genesis Health Group
Mayo Clinic
Meritus Health
Methodist Health System
Emory Healthcare
MaineGeneral Health
Quest Diagnostics
Fresenius Medical Care


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Holly Siget

2017, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Graduate

Holly Siget was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She enlisted in the armed services, where she served 4 years in the U.S. Navy and...
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Michele Peters

2017, Masters in Health Care Administration Graduate

Michele Peters works as the director of analytics for a health insurance company in Indiana.
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Opel Grey

2015, Master of Public Health Graduate

Opal Grey was born and raised in Jamaica. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology...
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Beverly Holmes

2016, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science Graduate

Beverly Holmes has been a licensed physical therapist for more than 25 years, helping seniors improve their functional mobility.
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Frederick Ohlinger

2016, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Graduate

Frederick Ohlinger lives in Henryville, Pennsylvania, and works as an emergency room technician at a local hospital.


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Dr. Keith Smith has held management positions in the business, nonprofit, and higher education sectors. He has taught leadership and organizational courses...
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Health Sciences Faculty

Dr. Michael Snell is a faculty member for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program. He specializes in health care administration...
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Health Sciences Faculty

Dr. Kimberly Perkins is a faculty member for the health care administration programs. She began her career in health care administration...
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Health Sciences Faculty

Dr. Ginger Cameron is a faculty member in the Master of Public Health program. Her teaching philosophy stresses the importance of making...