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Bachelor's in Health Science Degree Online Allied Health Program

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Register By: January 01 Classes Start: January 03

Build a career in health science

  • $320/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.

You'll also enrich your general knowledge base and develop further expertise in specific healthcare-related coursework, preparing you for success in supervisory and management roles.

Learn how to:

  • Collaborate with diverse health care stakeholders
  • Demonstrate financial knowledge and strategic planning
  • Foster quality within healthcare organizations
  • Make ethical decisions within health care delivery system
  • Use strategy and data to improve health care quality
  • Enhance patient care through healthcare management principles

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

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 The BLS also anticipates a 32% increase in the need for medical and health service managers by 2029, which will intensify the importance of well-qualified, highly experienced individuals ready to meet those needs.1 In 2019, medical and health service managers reported a median annual wage of $100,980 – well above the median annual wage for all U.S. employees.1

The growing need for non-management roles tells a similar story – the need for all healthcare occupations is expected to increase 15% through 2029, representing 2.4 million new jobs.1

The bachelor's program in health sciences can be a perfect way to leverage your associate degree in the following fields to obtain a leadership role:

  • Cardiovascular technology
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Dental hygiene
  • Diagnostic medical technology
  • Medical assisting & office management
  • Neurodiagnostic technology
  • Nuclear medicine technology
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Radiography
  • Radiation therapy technology
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Sonography
  • Surgical technology

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.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Health Science Degree

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 your transfer of credit. 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 courses: If not obtained in prior coursework, all bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • 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 for what you already know: 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.

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—and haven't raised our costs in a decade.

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 $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

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, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

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.

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