While you still can't get a legitimate M.D. online, you can study over the Internet for numerous other degrees and certificates in the allied health fields. Modern medicine and fitness are supported by vast amounts of technology, administration, and professional assistantship, all of which are in high demand and easily studied online. Why not become part of this growing field with a low-cost education you can undertake from anywhere?
Universities and colleges are the primary institutions providing this kind of training. By and large, you can get into a net-based allied health program just as you would any campus-based program: register, enroll, and so on. Most people with a high school diploma or GED will qualify for undergraduate study; graduate schooling will have higher requirements.
Beyond that, courses and programs will vary based on how much of content is available over the Internet and how you access it.
Most online allied health programs will understandably require, or at least encourage, some kind of internship, practicum, or other field work at a clinical site.
Many schools offer allied health certificates and degrees online or by distance learning. In particular, here are a few net-based programs of study by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):
For the most part, you can get the same types of financial aid for studying allied health subjects online as you would for studying on campus.
Besides the scholarships listed at MedicalSchools.com: Medical and Allied Health Financial Aid & Scholarships and at CampusRN.com, you should explore aid from all kinds of sources, including: