Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
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What is Health Sciences?

At its most basic level, Health Sciences is the study of all the ways in which you can deliver and improve healthcare. However, it goes deeper than that – utilizing scientific research and practical application to improve population health through a wide array of specialties related to the delivery of health care.

UC Online’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program provides students with an in-depth science background to prepare them for the opportunity through further studies to work in fields such as physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, exercise science, occupational therapy, public health, health administration, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, and medical dietetics.

UC Online’s health sciences degree is a completion degree option for those already holding an allied health associate degree and are looking to advance to a bachelor’s degree.

Program Offerings

  • 100% online
  • Financial aid available
  • Graduate in 2-4 years
  • Designed for full- or part-time students
  • Start dates in spring, summer, and fall

Accreditations and Rankings

  • The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Is a BS in Health Sciences right for me? 

Do you have an allied health associate degree, but are looking to advance or change your career in the field of healthcare immediately after graduation? Then a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences degree is the perfect next step.

For example, you can advance your allied health associate degree through this bachelor’s completion program and gain an edge on competition within the healthcare field. Earning your BS in Health Sciences is a perfect first step before going on to a graduate degree program. However, keep in mind that many graduate programs have different requirements, so be sure to consult with your intended graduate school for additional information first.

What Can I Do With a Bachelors in Health Science?

Our Health Sciences Online Degree program prepares students for healthcare career advancement or further graduate programs. As an associate to a bachelor’s completion program, you’ll grow your knowledge within the healthcare field and be prepared for numerous professions or be set to apply to a graduate degree program.

For example, you can take your pre-physical therapy associate degree and with just 60 more credit hours, you can then earn an online BS in Health Science. Long-term, this degree offers you the flexibility to focus your career on a specialization area of your choosing through continued education. Other future areas of study can include various programs in the health care field including physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, exercise science, occupational therapy, public health, health administration, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, and medical dietetics.

* It’s important to note that some graduate and professional programs may require additional or alternate coursework as prerequisites in addition to minimum grade requirements. Our faculty advisors can help you navigate this. We also recommend you consult your intended graduate program for additional information.

Health Sciences Career Options

A bachelor’s degree in health science opens up a wide range of opportunities for individuals seeking a rewarding career in the healthcare field. With this degree, you can pursue various paths and make a significant impact on people’s lives.

One option for graduates is to work within healthcare administration. In this role, you can take on positions such as healthcare facility manager, health services manager, or practice administrator. These roles are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of healthcare facilities, managing staff, ensuring regulatory compliance, and enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. A bachelor’s degree in health science equips you with the necessary knowledge of healthcare systems and policies to excel in such administrative roles.

A bachelor’s degree in health science can serve as a stepping stone towards further specialization in healthcare. Graduates may choose to pursue advanced degrees, such as a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), nursing, physician assistant studies, or occupational therapy. These advanced degrees can lead to more specialized and higher-paying roles within the healthcare industry.

The healthcare industry as a whole expects to see a 15 percent growth from 2019 to 2029, many jobs you could apply for with a health science degree make the list of 100 Best Jobs in 2021, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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