Health Science Certificate
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Prepare for a Career in Healthcare with an Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Health sciences is a broad field that deals with all aspects of healthcare services. With the tremendous growth it’s experiencing, the health sciences industry offers many diverse career possibilities to people looking to take the first steps towards becoming a nurse, pharmacist, technician, medical coder, or administrator. A certificate in health sciences is the quickest way of preparing to enter this rewarding sector whether as a public health worker or healthcare professional.

Prepare to meaningfully impact the healthcare system with an undergraduate certificate at Liberty.  The training in our program can help equip you for a variety of different career paths. Partner with us and receive a world-class healthcare education that is designed to help you take the next step in your career.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations, (Viewed online January 21, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Certificate in Health Sciences Potential Career Options

Our Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences can help you prepare for several career paths. Depending on your current knowledge, education level, and experience, there are many different positions that could benefit from our accredited  health sciences certificate:

  • Community health or public health worker
  • Health educator
  • Health journalist
  • Hospital or physician’s office management
  • Medical administrative assistant
  • Medical staff relations
  • Patient care advocate
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Patient care services

The nutrition, physiology, and health skills that you gain from our certificate in health sciences can be an asset in many other aspects of the healthcare field as you pursue positions of added responsibility. Additionally, the credits from this certificate may transfer directly into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals with a health sciences certificate from Liberty University.

Additional education or training may be required for some jobs or occupations. Conferral of a certificate does not guarantee job placement.

Why Choose Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences?

Our Health Sciences Certificate is taught by professors who are committed to preparing you for a successful career through engaging classes that are designed to sharpen your medical knowledge. By enrolling in our Health Sciences Certificate program, you can gain access to a multitude of resources that can help further your training and health expertise.

Through our Health Sciences Certificate online, you can become prepared to implement your existing experience with your health science education in order to take your next steps in the field of health sciences. Our faculty are experienced and come from health sciences and related areas of study. They are ready to engage you and join you on your educational journey. We know that life can get busy – that’s why our certificate can be completed 100% online, which means you can remain involved with your family, work, church, and community while pursuing your education.

If you are looking for certificate-level training on the administrative side of healthcare, you may be interested in our Healthcare Management Certificate.

What Will You Learn in the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences?

In Liberty’s undergraduate certificate in health sciences, you will study how the human body and its systems work as well as the roles they play in overall health and wellness. By gaining a thorough understanding of the field, your ability to communicate with other health professionals and patients can become even more adept.

In your courses some of the topics you’ll explore include:

  • Anatomy of molecules, cells, and tissues
  • Dietary needs of various population
  • Physiology of different body systems
  • Relationships between nutrients, energy, metabolism, and weight control
  • The impact of drugs on a society

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Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Benefits of Our Online Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • You can complete your undergraduate certificate in health sciences in as little as 2 semesters.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • High School Self-Certification form and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**Please note: You cannot be accepted into this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.