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Program Details

The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor of Science degree completion in Health Sciences with a track as a Health Care Professional. This is a two-year capstone degree program that provides students with an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees from an accredited two-year college with an opportunity to pursue an online B.S. Degree in Health Sciences. This program is designed for health care workers with similar degrees who need to complete a bachelor’s degree for advancement in their professional careers or current positions. Students may be able to build on their previous education and training (receive credit for their prior education) and complete requirements for the B.S. degree in Health Sciences.

Students who are eligible for the program who choose the Health Care Professional concentration must complete a total of 77 credit hours. Even though Health Care Professional students have separate courses for this particular concentration, all Health Science students must complete the six required core courses. Some of these include Legal Fundamentals of Health Care and Public Health, Health Information Systems, and Health Economics. In addition to core classes, the students in the Health Care Professional concentration cover a variety of topics. Upon graduation, students in this concentration will have received training in professional writing, accounting, economic theory, principles of public policy, and end-of-life ethics. In addition, students will have examined issues related to medical disaster management and occupational safety and health in the health care environment.


Students must hold a two-year degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges