The education landscape is changing, and USAHS is at the forefront of that change. Blended learning is quickly becoming the norm at universities across the country. As early adopters of this format, we have been leaders in providing the flexibility, enhanced student achievement, learner satisfaction, and career readiness that blended learning offers.
Our unique learning model combines state-of-the-art facilities, career-centered learning technologies, online teaching and learning best practices, and the expertise of USAHS faculty members who are practitioners as well as exceptional educators from across the country. We bring our experts to you, in online lectures and video vignettes, interactive discussions, and learning resources created exclusively by USAHS faculty that you can access any time, from any place, as often as you’d like.
As part of our continued commitment to innovation in teaching and learning, we offer three options for our health science degree programs:
- On-campus students enjoy a blended learning format characterized by online lectures, learning activities, and interactive assignments blended with hands-on, face-to-face instruction, and lab time. In addition, students have the opportunity across the curriculum to actively engage in simulated clinical experiences in our state of the art Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice.
- Flex programs offer working and remote students the same blended learning experience as our on-campus students, with online study during the week and hands-on, face-to-face instruction, lab time, and simulation-based learning over select weekends each month.
- Finally, many programs are available fully online. Optional on-campus residencies provide fully online students the opportunity to engage in valuable face-to face interaction and instruction with USAHS faculty.
Benefits of online and blended learning:
- Flexibility: online lectures are asynchronous, meaning you can review them during your peak performance hours, not during specified and pre-determined time slots – night people can view material as late as they like, while morning people can view it as early as they’d like.
- Set your own pace: do you learn better in small doses or deep dives? Whatever your preference, you can control how much material you consume during any online session.
- Get the reinforcement you need when you want it: rewind your lecture a few minutes to reinforce that last important point or review all lectures and slides before your exams.
- Learn in your own environment: review lectures at home, in a coffee shop, during your work break, or schedule a group viewing on campus with a few of your classmates.
- Collaboration: engage with professors and other students through discussion boards or web-based meetings.
While many students have some previous experience with online learning, we realize that it may be new to others. Whether you’re enrolling in a blended or a fully online program, we’re here to help you succeed. Your advisor and our online education staff can offer you the tips and tools you need to be the best student you can be!
Prior to starting your program, we offer a student orientation so that you are fully prepared to navigate our online learning platform. The orientation and reference materials are available on our website at https://www.usa.edu/student-orientation/.
Also, technical support by phone and email is just a call or click away.
Interested in other aspects of our innovative education delivery? Learn more about our Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice where you’ll develop clinical confidence and gain hands-on experience helping patients in real-world medical scenarios.