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Founded in 1978 as California College for Health Sciences and now known as Independence University, our institution has dedicated itself for more than 30 years to providing distance education to working adults. Specializing from the start in allied health programs, IU early on made its mark in areas such as respiratory care education, becoming the first institution to offer accredited respiratory care programs at a distance. Throughout its history, IU has also reached beyond the barriers of traditional on-campus education to offer programs not only to working adults across the United States but also to those serving in the military and to international students living in the U.S.
In 2005, CCHS became Independence University, a name that more accurately reflects the institution's broader range of programs and its philosophy that education should lead to greater independence. Today, IU is comprised of three colleges: the College of Health Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education.
In 2010, Independence University merged with its affiliated institution, Stevens-Henager College, becoming a branch of Stevens-Henager's main campus in Ogden/West Haven, Utah. The main campus is located at 1890 South 1350 West, West Haven, UT 84401.
What is online distance education?
Online distance education offers you many of the same programs, textbooks, and services as a campus-based university, but everything is at your fingertips 24/7—at home, at work, while traveling, or while serving in the military. All of your courses and services are just a click away.
- Faculty and staff are available. No ""office hours"" or rigid class schedules to deal with. Faculty members are available five days a week.
- Online services, 24/7. Our user friendly website provides you access to student services, tests, registration materials, etc.
- Communication tools. Talk with instructors one-on-one through email and chat.
- Study materials available 24/7. An online course syllabus offering learning objectives, assignments, self-tests and exams.
You are never alone.
You study independently, but you are never alone. You have access to online services, qualified instructors, and a student advisor. Many students team up as study partners with other willing students in their area or online. Then you can study together, providing mutual motivation and support.
Don't just take our word for it; come see for yourself.
Schedule your campus tour by calling us at (800) 972-5149, or simply drop in at 4021 South 700 East, Suite 400, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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What Graduates Say:
"What I liked most about Independence University was the online learning format. It really allowed me to complete my education. With my work schedule, i would not have been able to complete my education in a traditional setting. It's an ideal format if you don't have time to go to a traditional university."
Terrance Showers, Online Branch Campus
What Graduates Say:
"My education at Independence University was a great experience. It was challenging and relevant to the real-world experience. I am now in a position to make significant changes in the quality of care that is delivered in my community."
Ramar Jette, Online Branch Campus
Health Services Management
What Graduates Say:
"As an online program, I like that it gave me the freedom to set my own hours. This is alway challenging for a full-time mother, employee, and student. The student support center and the professors were always there to help. I was able to receive a raise at work, and I also gained the self-satisfaction of becoming an RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist). I feel very comfortable teaching students that come to my hospital, and I feel like I've become a more well-rounded therapist."