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Health Science and Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science

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Program Overview

The Health Science and Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program bridges Allied Healthcare professionals who hold a two-year degree and current healthcare licensure or certification to a Bachelor's degree.

Students will learn complementary, communication, technical and administrative skills necessary to enhance their preparation for working in these industries. Choosing a Health Science and Administration, BAS degree prepares students for a robust and versatile advanced career in a large interdisciplinary healthcare arena.

Graduates are able to gain higher level and/or administrative positions in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, government agencies, private or community agencies or non-profit organizations.

Eligible students include: Medical assistants, dental hygienists, EMTs, radiology techs, ultrasound techs and more!

CSU Pueblo Online offers degree programs that are 100% online. This allows working students to create flexible schedules that fit their unique lifestyles. Our affordable tuition is a flat rate regardless of residency. 

View the Major Information Guide or watch this informational webinar for details on learning outcomes, curriculum and more. 

"The skills I learned during my educational journey at CSU Pueblo have prepared me for a lifetime of success. The professors are not only great teachers, but they make it a point to give us the best educational experiences possible." - Emily Tonish, CSU Pueblo 2020 Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions


    What is the application process?

    Students will apply using the online application. Once all required documents have been received and an applicant is deemed eligible for admission, an applicant will be accepted to both the University and to the School of Health Sciences and Human Movement simultaneously. 


    When can I start?

    The online classes are 8 weeks long and run twice per semester. This means you can start classes in August, October, January, March, April, and June.


    How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each week?

    Because you are getting 16 week's worth of content in 8 weeks, you should expect to spend at least 10-15 hours per week on coursework, assignments, and studying. Be sure to practice good time management and spread out your assignments throughout the week to not feel overwhelmed.

    How long will it take me to graduate?

    Your graduation timeframe greatly depends on the number of classes you take at once. On average, students take between 1-2 courses per term and graduate within 2 years. Upon admission to the program, you and your advisor will create a personalized degree plan that fits your needs.

    What kind of courses can I expect to take?

    This program, one of the first of its kind in the state of Colorado, is flexible which allows a wide variety of coursework options. Coursework includes business administration, marketing, management and health science classes which help students accumulate a wide skillset to use in the field. 

    We also have field-based classes that integrate project-based or research-based programs. This allows students to potentially gain credit from work on the job site.


    What are my career options?

    A Health Science BAS degree is quite versatile. Here are some ideas of career paths:
    • Home Healthcare Coordinator
    • Health Maintenance Organization Care Coordinator
    • Insurance Company Health Coach
    • Long-term Care Health Coordinator
    • Health Navigator

    Are internships required for this program?

    We do require some field experience in this program. If students are already working in an Allied Health field, they can use their work site so we can apply a project based learning or a research based learning to that. If students are not currently working in an Allied Health career, we will help them find a site where they'll be able to do their field hours.

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