Professional Development

Health Unit Coordinator

What does a Health Unit Coordinator do?

Health unit coordinators wear many hats in a healthcare setting, supporting everything from patient relations to monitoring compliance. Ideal candidates for this online program have excellent communication and critical thinking skills, are able to effectively multitask and are independent self-starters who can make decisions quickly.

Upon completion of the Health Unit Coordinator program, students will be comfortable with medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, and best practices in a healthcare setting. They will also be prepared for a wide array of tasks, including transcription, electronic health record audits, collecting patient information, and managing communications.

Where Can You Work?

Health Unit Coordinators are an essential part of every healthcare facility and work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and private practice offices. The daily role of a coordinator will include frequent collaboration with other healthcare professionals, along with extensive communication with patients and families.



18 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Health Unit Coordinator


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Effective communication strategies in a healthcare setting
  • Electronic record monitoring and auditing
  • Transcription and charting functions
  • Understanding of medical terminology and human anatomy
  • Executing clinical and non-clinical functions

Courses - 18 Weeks

Program Preview

Health Unit Coordinator Job Possibilities

Medical Secretary


$26,000 – $32,000

Health Unit Coordinator


$29,000 – $52,000

Certification Information

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) exam.



Certified Health
Unit Coordinator

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Health Unit Coordinator.


Certified Electronic
Health Records Specialist

The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certificate ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Health Unit Coordinator?

You will complete the courses in this program over 18 weeks, making students job-ready in just over 4 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Health Unit Coordinator career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.