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Field of Study: Health Aide


Health aide programs prepare people to give routine medical care and comfort to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes.



Health aide programs include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Home sanitation
  • Infection control
  • First aid
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Geriatric care

In health aide programs, students may be able to specialize in:

  • Home care
  • Geriatric care

Several career and technical schools offer certificates or diplomas upon completion of a health aide program. Several community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs. A health aide certificate program usually takes three to five months. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.