Southern California Health Institute, Los Angeles:
Take the first step towards a new career as a successful professional in the fields of healthcare or wellness! Located in Reseda in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) provides full-time certificate courses and career training in popular career fields, including Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Advanced Professional Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy Aide / Sports Rehab, and Personal Fitness Trainer / Health & Wellness Professional. Established in 1996, we have graduated over 1,500 students who are now a part of a larger community of wellness and healthcare. Financial aid may be available. We also provide job placement assistance.
Full-time Certificate & Career Training Programs:
The SOCHi experience is so much more than what happens in the classroom. You will be a part of a school community which is focused on therapeutic healing through the art of touch.
You will have an opportunity to take part in the community and discover your passions, develop your character and refine your goals. With the assistance of our professional career services team, your experience at the school will lead you on the path to a successful and gratifying career in health and wellness.
• Physical Therapy Aide / Sports Rehabilitation Certificate Program
38 weeks, full-time, with 185 hours of out-of-class work
This program applies an integrated approach to health and wellness by incorporating medical massage and physical therapy modalities. It is our most unique offering and provides you with career training as a physical therapy & sports rehab aide and a massage therapist.
After successfully completing this program, you become qualified for the California State Massage Council Professional Massage Therapist Certification and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam for massage therapy offered by the NCBTMB.
- Physical therapy modalities
- Therapeutic exercise
- Therapeutic stretching
- Sports massage
- Swedish massage
- Deep tissue massage
• Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Certificate Program
37 weeks, full-time, with 185 hours of out-of-class work
SOCHi focuses our teaching on European medical massage therapy, which was developed in Russia and later in Germany some hundreds of years ago.
This method of therapy is non-invasive in nature and has been shown to be extremely effective in treating and preventing injuries, stress and illness.
After successfully completing this program, you become qualified for the California State Massage Council Professional Massage Therapist Certification and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam for massage therapy offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Our curriculum is rich with other methodologies, such as:
- Thai massage
- Swedish massage
- Sports massage
- Deep tissue
- Hot stone
- Chair massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Trigger point
• Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate Program:- Full-time course - includes 150-hour externship
- Become a Medical Biller and Coder Specialist in Under 9 Months!
The 900 Clock Hour Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program at Southern California Health Institute provides the student with training in all areas of medical billing and coding procedures for outpatient settings.
The program’s educational materials are designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the field of medical billing and coding where healthcare reimbursement has been changing and evolving at an alarming pace. Having a staff that is knowledgeable and skilled in navigating these changes for a practitioners' services is an invaluable asset.
Learn the ins and outs of this ever-changing world and how to stay current with the medical reimbursement trends by investing in education with us at Sochi. Hands on experience with electronic health records and billing and coding simulation software will give you the confidence to meet the challenges of medical reimbursement in today's rapidly growing industry.
The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program also offers training in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, the business of a medical office, as well as familiarizing you with all the diagnostic and procedural codes of the CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS and how to use these tools to successfully bill and collect payments for outpatient services. The capstone consists of a 150 hour externship in a professional setting that will prepare you for placement.
Completion of the courses will prepare you for basic entry level work in billing and if you excel there, it may lead you to higher levels of employment available to medical coders.
• Medical Assistant Certificate Program:
36 weeks, full-time - includes 150-hour externship
Medical Assistants are an important part of the health care team and their responsibilities continue to expand.
A foundation in the basic medical language as well as the structure and function of the human body is provided along with classes on administrative and clinical procedures, preparing patients for examinations, back-office clinical procedures, administration of medications, and routine laboratory procedures.
Additionally, the program provides the student with the soft skills and professionalism necessary to function as a member of the medical team in an efficient clinical setting. Topics in professional development and career preparation are also explored throughout the program.
Graduates receive membership of the California Medical Assistants Association (CCMA), and are eligible to sit the California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants (CCBMA) certification exam.
• Personal Fitness Trainer / Health and Wellness Professional Program:
45 weeks, full-time
The program was designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to prepare you for an entry-level position as a personal fitness trainer. A combination of scientific content areas, laboratory performance domains, and work-related activities allow you to experience a blend of didactic and hands-on learning.
Our comprehensive curriculum is based on scientific research, fitness expert experience and is aligned with key critical occupational skills and abilities.
Courses include Kinesiology of Human Movement, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Weight Management, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Psychology, Sports-specific training, Corrective Exercise, Client Assessment and Fitness Program Design, Professional Development, Leadership Skills, First Aid and CPR.
Successful completion of this program provides you certification as a fitness nutrition specialist, weight loss specialist, and lifespan specialist; all provided by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In addition, we prepare you to sit for voluntary certification exams as a personal fitness trainer and corrective exercise specialist.
• Continuing Education Workshops & Seminars:
Study options include:
- Thai Massage
- Sports Massage
- Shiatsu Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Hot Stone Therapy
- Hip Disorders
- Discovering and Eliminating Chi Blocks
- Chair Massage
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief
- Applied Kinesiology
- Ankle Disorders
- Acupressure for Tension Headaches
"I love Sochi. Thank you guys ! Especially to my mentor Lori Anne! I'm successful because of your talented crew I really appreciate all that you guys have done for me."
"My experience at Southern California Health Institute, was a very positive one. I was very lucky to have instructors that cared. Staff that actually wanted you to succeed."
|Address: 18040 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, California 91335, USA|
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