TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While servicemembers and veterans have long recognized Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) as a military-friendly school, G.I. Jobs has made it official. The respected military publication recently released its 2012 Military Friendly Schools® list, which includes UMA among the top 20% of all universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide. Institutions featured in this prestigious listing are recognized for their support of military education as well as their military-friendly policies, including acceptance of military tuition assistance.
UMA offers healthcare certification training and associate degree programs on its ground-based campuses in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida, as well as through its online campus. The campus-based programs are well attended by local servicemembers, guard, reserves and veterans, while the Internet-based healthcare training and degree programs bring online healthcare education to military personnel nationwide, as well as to those currently stationed abroad.
G.I. Jobs chose its Military Friendly Schools based on extensive research and a recent survey of more than 8,000 educational institutions. Those honored as Military Friendly Schools achieved high scores based on a selection of weighted criteria, including: certifications, programs and policies; financial commitment; results in recruiting military and veteran students; and additional categories, such as academic accreditations.
Among the benefits UMA offers in support of military education are:
- Special tuition pricing for active-duty servicemembers, guard, reserves and veterans, as well as spouses and qualifying dependents of active-duty military
- Acceptance of military tuition assistance
- Waived registration fee
- Patriot Grant to cover the cost of books
- Acceptance of CLEP/DANTES credits
- Credit transfers for eligible military experience
"We are honored that G.I. Jobs has included UMA among its 2012 Military Friendly Schools list and publicly recognized our commitment to military education," said Brian Braggs, Director of Military and Veteran Affairs at Ultimate Medical Academy. "Our military student enrollment has continued to grow over the years, and we've stepped up our efforts to support their needs in every way we can. For example, by introducing online healthcare degrees, we've enabled students to continue their education even when they're deployed or stationed abroad. We're proud that so many military families and veterans have selected UMA's online healthcare degree programs, and we're dedicated to helping them succeed as they prepare for entry or advancement within the allied health field."
UMA currently offers a number of online healthcare degree programs, which can be completed in as few as 18 months. Students may choose from an Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding, Health Information Technology, Health Sciences or Healthcare Management. The Health Sciences degree has three concentrations available online: Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Office and Billing Specialist, and Pharmacy Technician. In addition to online healthcare degrees, UMA offers a variety of healthcare certification training and degree programs on campus.
To learn more about UMA's online healthcare training programs and associate degree options, visit http://www.ultimatemedical.edu/education.
About Ultimate Medical Academy
Founded in 1994 and located in Florida, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers dynamic healthcare training and degree programs that empower students to enter and advance within the growing allied health field. UMA is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and dedicated to providing a superior education in a supportive, professional and ethical environment. With locations in Tampa and Clearwater as well as online healthcare programs, UMA has helped thousands of students launch healthcare careers in Florida and beyond.
For information on student graduation rates, retention and placement rates, and student financial obligations, visit http://www.ultimatemedical.edu/consumerinfo.
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