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Bachelor's in Health Science Degree Online Allied Health Program

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Register By: March 02 Classes Start: March 04

Build a career in health science

  • $330/credit (120 total credits)
  • Accredited by NECHE
  • Get credit that you deserve - Transfer up to 90 credits
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores required
  • 24/7 access to the online classroom
  • Finish faster by applying credits from your associate degree in allied health

Health Science Degree Online Program Overview

You're already making a difference through the work you love. Now take it to the next level with the online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences from Southern New Hampshire University. It's a flexible, affordable and uniquely tailored way to build on the skills and experience you've acquired professionally and gain the knowledge to take on new challenges in your chosen clinical discipline.

SNHU's transfer-friendly health science degree online is structured to maximize your transfer of credits for prior coursework – so you can make the most of what you've learned previously and take only the classes you need to obtain your bachelor's degree.

The program is designed for clinicians who possess an associate degree in an allied health field– such as dental hygiene, sonography, medical assistance or respiratory therapy, etc. – looking to apply those credits toward completing a bachelor's degree. Transferring in with an associate degree in allied health means you already have credits to apply toward your bachelor's degree. Learn more under Admission Requirements.

Also, take advantage of professional development opportunities available through the health science program.

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What You'll Learn

  • Collaboration with diverse healthcare stakeholders 
  • Financial and strategic planning in healthcare
  • Ethical healthcare decision making
  • How to use data to improve quality
  • How to enhance patient care 

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Health Science Career Outlook

Prepare yourself for growing leadership opportunities in your field with SNHU's BS in Health Science.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, typical entry-level education for medical and health services managers is a bachelor's degree – with some employers preferring a master's degree.1

This degree does not lead to licensure in any allied health field. It is designed to provide the non-clinical management skills in many allied health fields.

Possible Career Paths

The bachelor's program in health sciences can be a perfect way to build on your associate degree and increase your marketability.

For example, if you're currently in a role as a clinical lab technician, dental hygienist, sonographer, medical assistant, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiographer, or have a similar role, your bachelors could help prepare your for leadership roles like:

Laboratory Manager

Ensure labs operate efficiently and effectively by scheduling staff, reordering supplies, and maintaining all necessary security protocols and standard of quality.

Practice Manager

Develop and implement programs and services in hospitals or other health care settings, including personnel administration, training and coordination of medical staff, and other related functions.

Program Director

Designs, maintains and ensures effectiveness of departmental programs or teams—focusing on organization, administration, evaluation, development, and maintaining high standards of patient quality.

Clinical Coordinator or Director

Direct work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel and provide evaluations and recommendations for optimum performance.

Operations Manager

Establish work schedules and assignments for staff, according to workload, space, and equipment availability to optimize operational efficiency.

Health Services Manager

Ensures effective use of resources, staff, equipment, and services by monitoring the use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and general departmental needs.

Job Growth and Salary

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Job Growth

The BLS anticipates a 28% increase in the need for medical and health service managers by 2032, which will intensify the importance of well-qualified, highly experienced individuals ready to meet those needs.1 The growing need for non-management roles tells a similar story – the need for all healthcare occupations is expected to increase 13% through 2032, representing 2 million new jobs.1

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Salary

In 2022, medical and health service managers reported a median annual wage of $104,830 – well above the median annual wage for all U.S. employees.

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

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Helping Move Your Career Forward

Erin Deleski

Erin Deleski '21

"In order to advance in my career as a medical lab technician, I needed to obtain a bachelor’s degree. A degree in health sciences has now given me the opportunity to seek a more administrative role within the clinical laboratory setting."

Courses & Curriculum

As an associate degree holder in the allied health discipline, you’re on the lookout for a credible and comprehensive bachelor’s program that maximizes the credits you have already earned. SNHU’s health science degree online, with its unique design, enables you to take greater advantage of prior learning, offering an exceptional opportunity for recognition of your associate degree credits.

The online bachelor’s in health sciences is specifically designed to help professionals with an associate in the allied health field advance in their field. The program focuses on written and oral communication, computational skills, critical thinking, and societal and cultural context in seven essential core classes.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

General Education

All undergraduate students are required to take general education courses, which are part of SNHU's newly redesigned program, The Commons. The goal of The Commons' curriculum is to empower you with some of the most in-demand skills, so you can succeed not only in your academic career, but in your personal and professional life too.

Technology Resources

We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $990 $330 $9,900
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $693 $231 $6,930

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

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