Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
This degree is offered entirely online.
General Allied Health Emphasis
Flexibility is a hallmark of this online bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences: Allied Health from Northern Arizona University (NAU) which offers all coursework online and accepts a significant amount of transfer credit. To pursue this degree, students must have an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an allied health discipline. Students may transfer up to 90 credits towards the Allied Health bachelor’s degree at NAU and must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of upper division classes at NAU. In order to graduate with the Allied Health bachelor’s degree, students must also have a current state or national license that matches their Allied Health associate degree. While students may begin coursework at NAU while their associate degree and license are still in progress, these must both be obtained prior to their enrollment in the final capstone course at NAU.
You can complete your bachelor’s degree in health sciences while working toward or after having finished an associate degree in an allied health discipline. With this online program, you can complete your coursework when it fits your schedule. You must have or be pursuing an associate’s degree in Allied Health in order to qualify.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Allied Health (general) emphasis?
The need for skilled professionals in allied health disciplines is rapidly growing. Healthcare expenditures are expected to continue to increase over the next ten years. The Health Sciences: Allied Health (AH) (general) emphasis is designed for students who are practicing or will practice in an allied health discipline that is not offered among the other NAU Health Sciences: Allied Health emphases. It is also appropriate for those who would like to have a broader degree emphasis title. The Health Sciences: Allied Health (general) online degree at Northern Arizona University will provide you with knowledge to better understand the importance of disease prevention, interconnectedness of personal and societal health, stress management, and the ever-changing healthcare environment. The capstone experience in the program focuses on leadership and interprofessional teamwork concepts to prepare you for potential professional advancement.
Note: In addition to applying and being admitted to NAU, students must also apply and be accepted to the Department of Health Sciences Allied Health degree program. To be eligible for this academic plan, students must be admitted to, enrolled in, or be graduates from an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an Allied Health discipline. In order to graduate with the bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences: Allied Health (general Allied Health emphasis), students must also have a current state or national license in an allied health discipline that matches their associate degree.
To be admitted to this program, you must:
- have or be currently pursuing an allied health associate’s degree through a regionally accredited college
- secure state certification or licensure upon completion of your associate’s degree
- GPA of 2.5 or higher