The U.S. Career Institute, Capella University and the University of Phoenix all offer online health care certification programs. Liberty University, Kaplan University and Azusa Pacific University also offer programs for health care certification online.
Health care certificates differ from health care degrees in that they take less time to complete but require prior educational background such as a high school diploma, associate degree or bachelor's degree. Some online certification programs in health care are awarded at the graduate level, usually in health care administration. The University of Denver and Cornell University offer this type of certification. Other health care certificates include medical office certificates, health care assistant certificates and nursing certificates.