Established in 1874 as a preparatory school in Elko, Nevada, the educational institution soon moved to its current location in Reno and after a while became the modern university it is today. The University of Nevada, Reno is currently one of the leading state educational and research centers providing numerous academic and research opportunities through its 11 colleges and 6 schools. Moreover, there are a number of centers, institutes and facilities supported and sponsored by the University.
The College of Extended Studies in the University of Nevada, Reno provides independent study opportunities for students in the whole USA as well as around the world. The flexible and convenient education options include evening, weekend classes, correspondence and online courses for busy working professionals.
The University has a wide choice of high school and college courses offered either online or by correspondence. The course subjects include but are not limited to English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Communication, Humanities, History, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Music, Social Work, Political Science and others.
In addition, there are several Online Professional Certificate programs offered to students who wish to improve their skills in a certain filed of work or who seek to pursue their future study or career in a chosen field. Online certificates provide students with an opportunity to take either one or several separate courses from any of the program or complete all the courses of a certain program and obtain certification. The following Online Professional Certificates are offered through the University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies:
• Advanced Professional Certificate in Personal Fitness Training
• Professional Certificate in Fitness Business Management
• Professional Certificate in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness and Sports
• Professional Certificate in Personal Fitness Training
• Professional Certificate in Personal Training for Older Adults
• Project Management
• Purchasing Management
• Six Sigma
The University offers financial support to its students through scholarships and awards, as well as numerous student loans, work/study programs, grants and some other additional financial aid opportunities.