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Get a Jump Start on Your Allied Health Career

Having a foundational knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology is key to your success as a Medical Assistant.


Jump Start courses help students begin an education journey online, acquire knowledge common across multiple allied health careers, and improve their candidacy for an education program through Futuro Health. Pima Medical Institute is offering the Jump Start coursed for Futuro Health.  

Jump Start into Medical Assistant

Introduction to Human Body for healthcare and Medical Terminology are both required courses for the Medical Assistant Program. Futuro Health offers these courses through Pima Medical Institute. These courses are fully online and are taken sequentially. Students need to complete both courses with a passing grade, as defined in the course syllabus.

If you have completed a course in Introduction to Human Body in the last five years at an accredited college or university and received a “C” grade or higher, you do not have to repeat this course. If you have completed a course in Medical Terminology at any point in the past at an accredited college or university and received a grade of “C” or better, you will not need to re-take this course. You will need to submit unofficial transcripts to prove course completion at some point.


Connect to a Bigger Community of Healthcare Workers

Futuro Health believes that investing in education, skills training, and retraining results in better paying jobs for workers, better care for patients, and better workers for employers to hire. The health care field provides many opportunities for people interested in helping others. Whether you would like to work directly with patients or work behind the scenes, there are many different entry level roles available and a lot of growth ahead. Futuro Health wants to help you take your first (or next) step in the world of healthcare.


Payments are generally live 24-48 hours after selecting a program start date.  You will receive an email alerting you that a payment is available.  Watch a self help video on how to make your payments here

In recognition of the impact of the pandemic on our communities, Futuro Health is waiving tuition for all programs and courses in 2021. Futuro Health reserves the right to change or update this practice at any time.

Specific to those accepted into the Medical Assistant Program, tuition will be waived — for the program itself as well as pre-requisites including the Jump Start courses and English Readiness for Allied Health — as long as the student begins his/her educational journey in 2021.

Students should expect to pay a non-refundable registration fee.

Student can expect some minimal out-of-pocket cost associated with the application and enrollment process, e.g., background check, drug screen, and others.

A summary of the cost to the student is as follow:

  • One-time Futuro Health enrollment fee(s): $50 application fee for the Jump Start pre-requisite courses to Medical Assistant Program; $100 application fee for the Medical Assistant Program.
  • You have the option to join SEIU-UHW’s Healthcare Justice Division to receive added benefits. There is a $20 per month fee if interested, waived for current SEIU-UHW members.
  • One-time background check and drug screen, which is required for those enrolling in clinical programs: $77-$119.
  • Immunizations: Up-to-date immunizations are required for those enrolling in clinical programs. Some healthcare providers require payment for immunizations while for others these fees may be covered by insurance.

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Medical Assistant students are required to complete an Introduction to Human Body.  If you have previously completed this course, they must have been taken at an accredited college with a (C ) grade or better within the last 5 years.  Candidates will be asked to provide a transcript at a later point.

Students must complete a course in medical terminology with a grade of “C” or better before being eligible for the Medical Assistant Programs. If you have previously completed this course and received a grade of “C” or better, you will not need to re-take this course. You will need to submit an unofficial transcript to prove course completion during the application process.

Students who do not pass a program or course will not be eligible to retake the program or course.   In addition, students who do not pass are ineligible to take future allied health programs or courses offered through Futuro Health.

Yes, all students will need regular access to a computer and high-speed internet. Your computer will need at least a 2GHz processor or faster, 4 GB RAM or more, built-in or external speakers, USB 2.0 port or adaptor, a webcam supported operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or MacOS Sierra 10.12 or higher.

You should expect that our educational partners will require you to pass a drug test before starting school or sometime during your educational journey, and that all employers will require you to pass a drug test before starting work.