College of Health and Human Services

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

DISTANCE LEARNING BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS

In Health Sciences


NAU offers Health Sciences online degree programs in:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences: Community Health
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) in Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy (DMIT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Surgical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting
  • Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Care
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Assisting

These degree programs are designed for you if:

  • You would like to earn your bachelor's degree through a DL format while continuing to work
  • You want to learn more about health sciences related topics
  • You would like to qualify for career advancement opportunities
  • You want the option to move into health sciences related fields
  • You want to prepare for a graduate degree

Overview of Degree Programs

NAU has been offering on-campus degree programs in Health Sciences related areas for over 50 years. With initial funding for the development of this DL program from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the HS department began offering the DL degree in HS in Fall 2000 with its first 5 students. In the Spring 2007 over 258 students were enrolled in this program from more than 20 states and 21 different allied health areas. Beginning in the Fall 2007, the Health Sciences department will be offering 5 new online Allied Health degree completion programs.

There are 8 online degree options:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Community Health

The Distance Learning Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Community Health is a more focused degree in health promotion with an emphasis in Community Health.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences

The Distance Learning Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences degree, while offering a broad background in health promotion, offers additional courses in policy, ethics, communication, and management that might be more appropriate for the student seeking a career in health care management.

Allied Health Degree Completion Programs

The department of Health Sciences at NAU offers online degree completion programs in Allied Health professions. Current or prior students at a regionally accredited community college in one of the designated Allied Health programs listed below can earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from NAU. Current programs are:

  • BS in Health Sciences:  Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy
  • BS in Health Sciences:  Surgical Technology
  • BS in Health Sciences:  Respiratory Care
  • BS in Health Sciences:  Physical Therapist Assisting
  • BS in Health Sciences:  Paramedic Care
  • BS in Health Sciences:  Medical Assisting

 

The admission requirements and curriculum for each of the these programs are different. Please refer to the links on this website for specific information.


Program Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Community Health

The requirements for admission to this Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Community Health degree program are that you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of three years of work experience as a health professional, or
  2. A minimum of 30 credits of college course work with a GPA of 3.0 or above, or
  3. Evidence of registry or certification in a health profession, preferably from a national board or agency, or
  4. An Associate's Degree from an accredited community college in a health field.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences

The requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences degree program are that you must meet both of the following criteria:

  1. An Associate's Degree from an accredited community college in a health field, and
  2. Evidence of registry or certification in a health profession, preferably from a national board or agency, or eligible for same.

Allied Health Degree Completion Programs

Must be a current student or graduate from a regionally accredited community college in one of the following areas:

  • Surgical Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Physical Therapist Assisting
  • Paramedic Care
  • Medical Assisting
  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy

 

"NAU's Distance Learning bachelor's degree is in high demand among health care professionals. Allied health professionals now have the opportunity to advance their careers and strengthen their backgrounds in health promotion and disease prevention by earning their Bachelor's Degree." - Fran Roberts, R.N., Ph.D. and Vice-President of Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.

 

"This program has been of tremendous value not only for me but also for my whole family. Having all of the courses for the program on the Internet has allowed me to bring the university experience into my home and share it with my family. The coursework has expanded my thinking and I have been able to share these experiences with my family. The instructors and courses have been great! I am so grateful for this opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree through this Internet program." - Cindy G., DL-HS student

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Extended Campus Service Center
Online Advising
1 800 426-8315
http://extended.nau.edu/
ECAlliedHealth@nau.edu

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