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Train Online to Become a Home Health Aide

Take the first steps towards a rewarding career of helping others with Penn Foster College’s Home Health Aide program. Penn Foster College’s home health care training can teach you the knowledge and skills to help you on your journey - whether it’s working for a certified home attendant or hospice agency, private home, or in a community setting. Our Home Health Aide program aligns to and exceeds the minimum Federal requirements for Home Health Aide training, including a required externship which allows students to gain supervised practical experience in the Home Health Care field.

Why become a Home Health Aide?

With a projected 38% increase in home health aide jobs over the next few years, now is a great time to learn how to become a home health aide with Penn Foster College.¹ Take the first steps in your direct care training as you learn how to assist clients with activities of daily living, monitoring and reporting changes in a client’s health, and serving as an instrumental part of a Home Care team.
Why Penn Foster’s Home Health Aide Program
Start and study when you want
Our mobile friendly, custom designed student portal is easy and intuitive to use at-home or on-the-go.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Our Success Center is made up of Certified instructors and Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants and Student Help Staff all working to help you succeed.
Hands-on training
Hands-on training in your
Gain hands-on, real-world experience during your externship, which you can add to your resume or job applications!
Set your goals and pace
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
Proven reputation
With over 40,000 graduates in 2018 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Connect with other students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal setting, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other.
Home Health Aide Curriculum
Our online home health curriculum consists of nine courses designed to help set you on the right path towards your career goals, as well as an externship to help you gain valuable hands-on experience working in the home health care field.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your home health aide training online today.
It’s easy to keep track of your materials and learn at your own speed. How it works for you is how you make it work.
Christan B.
Penn Foster Graduate
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Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Home Health Aides, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.