Online Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree

A female OT works with a boy with disabilities

UC Online’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program was designed for Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA's) who want to advance their career with a Bachelor's degree or further pursue their goal in obtaining a graduate degree in occupational therapy. This bachelor completion program focuses on Behavior & Occupation Studies and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in occupational therapy fields. Designed for full or part-time students, every class is available online, making it possible to receive your BS in Health Sciences in 2 to 4 years. With start dates in spring, summer and fall, you can earn your degree on your time.

The University of Cincinnati’s online programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our knowledgeable instructors are experienced in the industry, experts in their field, and dedicated to our student body.


Health Sciences Curriculum

The BS in Health Sciences curriculum balances foundational subjects with the in-depth study of anatomy, pharmacology, nutrition, and biomechanics. Additionally, our coursework allows you to simultaneously earn a minor in Psychology through our partnership with the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.

To enroll in the program, students must have an associate degree in occupational therapy from an ACOTE-accredited program, have held state licensure to practice as an OT Assistant, and have a minimum GPA of 2.67. Review our sample Health Sciences Curriculum to learn more about our coursework.


Occupational Therapy Graduate Programs

If a graduate degree is your end goal, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from UC Online can set you apart from the competition. Designed for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in occupational therapy, our courses satisfy the most common prerequisite requirements and carry with them the University of Cincinnati reputation.

Occupational Therapy graduate program admission requirements differ among institutions, so students should review prerequisite courses relevant to graduate programs of interest and work with their advisor to reach their goals. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to most OT graduate programs, completion of this degree does not guarantee acceptance to an occupational therapy program.


Occupational Therapy Careers

Occupational Therapy is #9 on the list of Best Health Care Jobs, according to US News. The field of occupational therapy is constantly expanding and is expected to double by 2024. That means more jobs and more career opportunities for driven, qualified professionals. The UC online bachelor advancement program will help OTA's advance their career and give them a competitive advantage. Occupational therapists work in hospitals, private offices, nursing homes, schools, and home health services.


Learn more about our Online Bachelor of Health Sciences degree today!

UC Online’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program prepares students for OTA career advancement or further graduate study to become an Occupational Therapist. Want to learn more about our program? Request more information. Ready to launch your new career? Begin your application now.


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