What will I learn?

Prepare for a career as a medical assistant and play an integral part of a physician’s health care team. Learn diverse skills in a hands-on environment and develop the skills needed for this versatile position.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting prepares students to perform medical assisting duties under the direct supervision of a physician, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, performing urinalysis, pregnancy testing, blood sugar, and various other waived laboratory tests, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms.

Medical assistants also learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clinical duties;
  • Prepare students for jobs in the medical assisting profession;
  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various administrative duties;
  • Prepare students to take a variety of credentialing examinations related to medical assisting.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Medical Assisting Technical Standards;
  • Must take the Program Assessment Examination when scheduled, prior to Externship II.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting, students must earn a total of 60.5 credit hours.

Which department am I in?

Clearwater Campus

Study options

Full Time (60.5 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Tuition for Students attending Full Time: USD $10,400 (12 to 17.99 credits per semester); Tuition for students attending over Full Time: USD $13,000 (18-24 credits per semester)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Daytona Beach Campus

1800 Business Park Boulevard,

DAYTONA BEACH,

Florida,

32114, United States

Full Time (60.5 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Tuition for Students attending Full Time: USD $10,400 (12 to 17.99 credits per semester); Tuition for students attending over Full Time: USD $13,000 (18-24 credits per semester)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

West Palm Beach Campus

2085 Vista Pkwy.,

WEST PALM BEACH,

Florida,

33411, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of a secondary school program equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States). Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.

For international students

  • Successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.)
  • Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses.
  • If an applicant’s primary language is not English, the applicant must present a TOEFL score of 500 or higher on a paper-based examination, a score of 173 on a computer-based examination, an internet-based score (iBT) of 61, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Keiser University

Keiser University has a strong international character to its student body, providing a home-away-from-home for students from all over the world.

  • Career-focused education
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  • Associate, bachelor’s, master’s & doctorate degree programs
  • Learning culture of ‘students first’

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