This online applied bachelor's degree is open to aspiring students who currently hold an AS or AAS degree in healthcare, allied health, or public health fields. This degree is
This online applied bachelor's degree is open to aspiring students who currently hold an AS or AAS degree in healthcare, allied health, or public health fields. This degree is available online through the Division of Extended Studies. The program bridges allied healthcare professionals who hold a two-year degree and current healthcare licensure or certification to a four year BAS degree. Students will learn complementary, communication, technical and administrative skills necessary to enhance their preparation for working in these industries. Choosing a health science BAS degree prepares students for a robust and versatile advanced career in a large interdisciplinary healthcare arena. Graduates have many career options in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, government agencies, private or community agencies, or non-profit groups. Graduates will be able to return to a higher level and/or administrative positions in their original allied healthcare fields such as radiology, nuclear imaging, physical therapy assistant, medical assisting, emergency medication technicians, etc. Other career options include positions such as home health care coordinator, health maintenance organization care coordinator, insurance company health coach, long-term care health coordinator, women, infants, children nutrition coordinator, health navigator, and any number of other related careers. Students must have a valid state or national certiﬁcate or license to be awarded escrow credits. Escrow credits are a block of credits awarded for the attainment of the professional allied health license or certiﬁcate that will be held in escrow and will be awarded at the end of the program. Students accepted to this program must meet a 19-credit hour requirement for general education including written communication, social science, natural and physical science, humanities, and mathematics. If the students do not have these courses that meet the philosophy of general education they will be required to obtain them. See the program director determine the number of transfer hours and escrow credits to be awarded.