Cincinnati Schools for Healthcare Degrees
There are a variety of schools that offer healthcare programs in the Cincinnati area, and healthcare is a broad field of study. This article looks at three schools that are within 40 minutes of downtown and at some of the programs they offer. It also includes a table of facts about each school, including enrollment, tuition, acceptance rate and the percentage of students who graduate on schedule. At the end of the article are some more school options in the Cincinnati area.
- Just five miles from downtown, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College offers associate's degree programs in surgical technology, emergency medical technician and diagnostic medical sonography.
- Miami University in Oxford is 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati. It has three associate's degree programs in kinesiology and health, with specialization options in kinesiology, health promotion and nutrition.
- The University of Cincinnati is the closest to Cincinnati - just two miles from the city center. It offers a bachelor's program in advanced medical imaging technology, a master's in nursing and a doctoral program in nursing.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Alternative Medicine
- Clinical Laboratory Science Professions
- Communication Disorders Sciences
- Health and Fitness
- Massage and Related Therapeutic Professions
- Medical Administrative Services
- Medical and Health Preparatory Sciences
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Professions
- Medical Ethics and Bioethics
- Medical Informatics and Illustration
- Medical Residency Programs
- Mental Health Services
- Nursing Professions
- Nutrition Services
- Optometric and Ophthalmic Services
- Osteopathic Medicine - DO
- Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration
- Podiatry - DPM
- Public Health and Safety
- Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Professions
- Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Sciences
Comparison of Schools
The following table offers information that a prospective student should consider when deciding on a college.
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||Miami University in Oxford||University of Cincinnati - Main Campus|
|School Type||2-year; public||4-year; public||4-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||8,807*||19,700*||37,155*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Fringe town||Large city|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,825 in-state; $7,393 out-of-state*||$14,958 in-state; $34,211 out-of-state*||$11,000 in-state; $27,334 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2017)||71%*||78%*||82%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions*||68%*||76%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||47% for full-time students and 42% for part-time students*||91% for full-time students and 100% for part-time students*||86% for full-time students and 38% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate||15% (for students who began in Fall 2014)*||79% (for students who began in Fall 2011)*||69% (for students who began in Fall 2011)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Students can gain hands-on training at a variety of representative clinical sites while earning their degree at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Certain healthcare programs prepare students for entry-level employment.
Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology
While enrolled in the surgical technology program, students learn about surgical practices, surgical procedures, anatomy, physiology and interpersonal communication. After completing the program, graduates might be ready to serve as central service managers, assistant circulators or in private scrub roles. The program includes simulated laboratory practice and clinical experiences in operating rooms.
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technician Management
Graduates of the emergency medical technician program often choose to go into education or research in the field of emergency medical services, or work in a hospital emergency department. The program has been approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Medical Services and prepares students for the practical and cognitive exams required by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Courses include anatomy and physiology, management principles, public speaking and introductory psychology. Students also participate in paramedic labs and practicums.
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Once they've completed this accredited program, individuals might be ready to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography exam. Students have the opportunity to engage in supervised clinical experiences. Studies consist of sonography principles, abdominal sonography, general imaging sonography and obstetrics sonography.
Miami University in Oxford
Students at Miami University in Oxford can find healthcare-related degree programs in public health, kinesiology and nutrition.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health - Public Health Option
Career opportunities for graduates of this program are available in hospital wellness programs, health coaching and public health. Major program requirements consist of topics that include aging and health, statistics, health promotion and global health policy. Students can also complete an internship while they're earning their degree.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health - Kinesiology Option
Students learn through lectures, hands-on training in state-of-the-art laboratories and through internships. Sample career opportunities available to graduates include personal training, coaching, sport fitness and allied health. Program courses consist of functional anatomy, motor skill learning, biodynamics and human performance and fitness assessment.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health - Nutrition Option
The nutrition program combines behavior, chemistry, nutrition, statistics and microbiology. Graduates have a variety of career opportunities, such as pharmaceutical sales, research, education and product development. The program completes the didactic portion necessary to become a registered dietician. Students can choose between the community nutrition concentration and the dietetics concentration.
University of Cincinnati's Main Campus
The University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health Sciences consists of three departments, including rehabilitation, nutrition and exercise sciences, clinical and health information sciences and communication sciences/disorders. Faculty members are involved in research, as well as professional and scholarly activities that can be integrated into the classroom. UC also offers programs in nursing and pharmacy. The school was nationally ranked in 2016 as 22nd for its nursing-anesthesia training and 38th for its nursing-midwifery program, and in 2016 the pharmacy school was ranked 33rd in the nation by the same organization.
Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
Students are trained both in the classroom and in clinical settings in order to thoroughly understand at least two healthcare medical imaging specialties, such as nuclear medicine technology and magnetic resonance imaging. The program prepares graduates for national board exams. Students learn about nuclear cardiology, MRI-directed practice, MRI physics and human sectional anatomy. There's also a capstone course included in the curriculum.
Master of Science in Nursing
The nursing master's degree program has an accelerated pathway and a distance-learning option in addition to the traditional program. The program is intended for individuals who are licensed registered nurses with a bachelor's degree. On-campus program options include family nurse practitioner, neonatal, acute care and primary care. Several of the specialty areas require certification in order for students to practice as advanced practice nurses once they graduate. Most program options require a capstone project.
The nursing Ph.D. program at the University of Cincinnati is a research-focused doctorate. Once students have graduated from the program, they might be ready to create their own research program and share their findings with the scientific community. Career opportunities for graduates are available in private corporations, hospitals and academic institutions. Coursework includes topics like the philosophy of science, grantwriting, qualitative and quantitative methods, statistics and ethics.
Other School Options
Healthcare programs are also available at the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, found three miles from Cincinnati, as well as the University of Dayton, which is 46 miles from Cincinnati. Southern State Community College is about 50 miles from Cincinnati and offers a variety of associate's degree programs in healthcare fields.