Allied Health Instruction

Want to Advance in Health Care? Start with Allied Health at Sinclair. The Allied Health department at Sinclair College provides you with a variety of certificate programs in the health care field. These certificate programs are intended for individuals who are already working in health care and/or are current students looking to supplement their academic programs with addition skills and certifications.

In addition, our department works closely with the medical facilities and practitioners in the Dayton and Miami Valley area. This relationship helps us to prepare you for the needs of the local health care industry.

Why major in Allied Health?

Allied health offers certificate programs to train you to become a clinical phlebotomist, electrocardiograph (EKG) technician, or pharmacy technician.

Individuals who seek further certification and education are often more prepared to advance within their current profession. The decision to garner new skills and clinical experience assists graduates in making their skills more marketable to the health care industry, which is always evolving and in search of experienced job candidates.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You currently work in one of our offered specializations in the health care field and would like to earn your pharmacy technician certification.
  • You are enrolled in another life and health science program and would like to supplement your education with addition skills.
  • You are looking to gain experience in one of our certificate fields of study, including clinical hours.

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Available Programs

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Associate of Applied Science
Clinical Laboratory Technology

The associate degree program in Clinical Laboratory Technology prepares students to enter the workforce as Clinical Laboratory Technicians. In this profession, graduates are responsible for performing routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analysis making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a hospital lab setting.

This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage.

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Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

The associate degree program in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology prepares competent entry-level Neurodiagnostic Technologists with additional expertise in the following additional areas: Evoked Potentials (EP); Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM); Nerve Conduction Students (NCS) and Polysomnography (PSG), in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Electroneurodiagnostic is the allied health care profession that records, monitors, and analyzes nervous system functions to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions. Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. Technologists prepare data and documentation for interpretation by a physician. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a medical setting.

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Exercise Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science is offered as a continuation of the Exercise Specialist certificate. This two-year degree gives students the opportunity to study in-depth principles and methods of fitness training and health promotion. Students have the opportunity to enter professional practice or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standings before department approval is given for Practicum.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Health Sciences

The associate of applied science degree in Health Sciences provides students with a general degree in the health science field. Students with technical certificates or college credits in allied health courses can apply their credits toward the AAS. Graduates will be able to enter a health-related field, or continue their education toward a Bachelor's of Science degree at a four-year university.

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Medical Assistant Technology

Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care.

The Medical Assistant Technology program is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses. The student will be required to complete 420 hours of unpaid practicum during their second year of the program. Note: A complete physical examination, specific immunizations, and personal health insurance are required, at the student's expense, prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum.

The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

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Public Health

The associate of applied science degree in Public Health provides students with the introductory foundations for a future career in public health. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues. The program is also designed to promote transferability to the bachelor’s degree completion programs in the health field.

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One-year Technical Certificate
Advanced Healthcare Navigator

The Advanced Healthcare Navigator program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as community health workers, patient navigators, and health insurance navigators. The aim of this one-year certificate is to provide individuals with the expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care and health insurance systems. The offers a combination of classroom, lab and practical training that will help the student succeed in their future career. A portion of this program will involve 160 hours of non-paid practice at various facilities. A State and Federal Background check will be required prior to starting the clinical practice.

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Advanced Pharmacy Technician

As a pharmacy technician, a student will work directly under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, helping to prepare prescribed medications for distribution to patients. The Advanced Pharmacy Technician certificate offers a combination of classroom and practical training that will help the student succeed in their future career. A portion of this program will involve 105 hours of non-paid directed practice at participating pharmacies. A State and Federal Background check will be required prior to starting the directed practice.

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Healthcare Data Analytics

The Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level healthcare data analytic positions. Healthcare Data Analysts usually work at healthcare agencies or hospitals gathering and compiling data needed by the company. The data is then used to understand the current trends in the healthcare system and to make well-informed decisions.

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Lifestyle Wellness Coaching

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed to be a Lifestyle Wellness Coach. Understanding the theoretical models is important to create a foundation of knowledge about health behavior and behavioral change. However, it is critical for the health professional to be aware of and to continuously evaluate the numerous psychological, social and holistic factors that influence health. The most important skill that lifestyle wellness coaches can have in terms of application of any theoretical concept is communication. Effective listening and motivational communication processes will allow coaches to gather necessary information. Effective, successful coaching requires the development of rapport and trust with clients or patients. It must be viewed as a collaborative journey of individualized goals in which each interaction and intervention brings the client or patient closer to increased self-efficacy, program enjoyment and long-term adherence. Lifestyle Wellness Coaches help clients/patients to learn and implement personally meaningful, ongoing behavior modification strategies and continual relapse-prevention techniques.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Clinical Lab Assistant

The Clinical Lab Assistant certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the clinical laboratory setting performing specimen collection, quality assurance and other techniques fundamental to specimen processing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, lab rules and regulations, and universal precautions for a clinical laboratory.

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Clinical Phlebotomy

This certificate is intended to provide entry-level competency to students seeking employment in the area of phlebotomy in health care settings. This certificate is also intended to provide expanded competencies and proficiencies to practicing health care professionals and students enrolled in health science programs. The students will be required to complete 105 hours of unpaid practicum during ALH 1114 Clinical Phlebotomy Practice. Students who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion.

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Electrocardiography

This program is intended to provide expanded skills among health care professionals as well as current Life & Health Sciences students to increase marketability for employment. The students will be required to complete 25 hours of unpaid clinical during ALH 1110 Principles of Electrocardiography. Students who complete this program will receive a Short-Term Technical Certificate in Electrocardiography.

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Exercise Specialist

The Exercise Specialist certificate is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills in exercise science with the goal of being able to administer basic fitness assessments and health risk appraisals. Additionally, students acquire current information on exercise, nutrition and wellness and prepare to sit for and successfully pass a national certification exam. Students must pass all ENS courses with a grade of C or better.

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Healthcare Navigator

This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as Healthcare Navigators. Healthcare Navigators are part of the health care team assisting people to access resources outside of primary and tertiary care facilities which contribute to treatment compliance and improving overall health. Healthcare Navigators are knowledgeable about community resources, communication and interviewing skills, public and private health care financing.

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Medical Office Receptionist

The Medical Office Receptionist certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical office environment performing scheduling, monitoring patient appointments, out-patient procedures, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical language and documentation.

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Medical Scribe

Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician. They serve as part of the health care team, whose primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician. A Medical Scribe's position is highly dependent on the physician, physician group, and setting/hospital in which the scribe is employed. In addition, this certificate will prepare the student to become a *Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA).

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Nurse Aide Training

Provides education to individuals in the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to residents in a long-term care facility.

Chapter 3701-19 of the OAC for the State of Ohio establishes the requirements for Ohio’s Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation program. These requirements mandate all NAs working on a regular basis in Ohio’s LTCFs must complete an Ohio Department of Health-approved 75-hour TCEP and pass a competency evaluation test conducted by the director.

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Pharmacy Technician

This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and recordkeeping. A portion of this program will involve a simulated directed practice comprised of computer simulations and workbook assignments. The program also offers an optional directed practice in a real world pharmacy. A state and federal background check will be required prior to starting the optional real world directed practice. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses to complete the program. A grade of "B" or better is required in the pharmacy technician core courses to be eligible to participate in the real world directed practice. Upon completion of the program students may take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.

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Reimbursement Specialist

The Reimbursement Specialist short-term certificate prepares students to work in a billing office for medical providers. The certificate will focus on preparing students to take the national certification examination to earn the credential Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) offered by the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). Students will be expected to complete a practicum experience to obtain this certificate, gaining work and hands-on medical billing skills.

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It is VERY important for you to speak with an ACADEMIC ADVISOR, 937-512-3700, building 11, room 11346 , to make sure you are scheduling the correct classes for your program of choice.


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