Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must hold a two-year degree.

    School Overview

    The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

    UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies
    • College of Business

    UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.


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