Advance Your Health Unit Coordinator Career

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18 Weeks

Certificate Length



What Does A Health Unit Coordinator Do?

Health unit coordinators help keep daily operations running smoothly in a variety of healthcare settings. These roles are responsible for coordinating many behind-the-scenes tasks, including scheduling, communications, patient relations, and compliance.

After successfully completing the health unit coordinator certificate, students will be familiar with medical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology, along with important guidelines when working in a healthcare setting. They will also know how to carry out administrative duties that include electronic health record audits, transcription, patient information collection, and quality control.

Where In the AdventHealth Network Can You Work?

Health Unit Coordinators are an essential part of every healthcare facility and work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and private practice offices. The daily role of a coordinator will include frequent collaboration with other healthcare professionals, along with extensive communication with patients and families.

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High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation and certificate examination.

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led, video-based training

eBook: Health Unit Coordinating

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



The demand for health unit coordinators will continue to grow rapidly, especially as the healthcare field expands to meet the rising needs of the population. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment is expected to climb faster than other occupations, averaging a 10% increase over the next decade.

Upon certificate completion, health unit coordinator students will have a thorough understanding of human anatomy, medical terminology, patient processes, and electronic health records.

Skills Learned

Students in the Health Unit Coordinator certificate will spend 18 weeks completing a comprehensive curriculum in order to master the expertise needed to successfully launch their healthcare administration career. Some of the skills gained include:

  • Effective communication strategies in a healthcare setting
  • Electronic record monitoring and auditing
  • Transcription and charting functions
  • Understanding of medical terminology and human anatomy
  • Executing clinical and non-clinical functions


Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Electronic Health Records
Health Unit Coordinating
Professionalism in Allied Health




Health Unit Coordinator


Medical Secretary


Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) exam and the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam. 



Certified Health Unit Coordinator

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Health Unit Coordinator.


Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

This certification ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.


If you need additional funding sources, we offer many convenient options

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.


Pay for your training with an education loan through Meritize.

Reserve your seat by completing the course registration process using the provided option.



Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Professors: scheduled office hours
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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Students will complete the comprehensive online certificate over 18 weeks, making you job-ready in just over four months. The certificate is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this online certificate have excellent communication and critical thinking skills, are able to effectively multitask and are independent self-starters who can make decisions quickly.

Health Unit Coordinators pivot in many directions every day. In addition to supporting physicians and staff, they also assist with processing admissions, transfers and discharges, maintaining medical records and assisting with unit clerical functions.

Health Unit Coordinators often use this training as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Unit Clerk, Patient Access Coordinator, Monitor Technician or Scheduling Coordinator.

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