The Allied Health Department offers an online Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree. This four year program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills in the area of management and leadership. Students without healthcare backgrounds may expand opportunities in healthcare or prepare for a graduate program through the completion of a Washburn BHS degree.
Students can choose from 3 majors:
1. Health Services Administration, BHS-HA
There is a need for qualified managers within the health care field. Regulatory issues, policy, technology, and financial issues are constantly changing within healthcare. Students pursuing the baccalaureate degree in Health Services Administration take advanced coursework in healthcare management and related healthcare issues which increases their marketability for administrative positions at graduation.
2. Medical Imaging, BHS-MI
There is an increasing need for qualified medical imaging technologists. The completion of a baccalaureate degree with advanced imaging credentials make graduates even more marketable for employment opportunities in the medical imaging field. The medical imaging option allows students to choose from three concentrations:
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Radiation Therapy
3. Clinical Laboratory Science, BHS-CLS
The CLS program, through its partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is a well-established program that combines a strong curriculum with a clinical component that prepares individuals to sit for the ASCP national certification examinations as Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientists. The CLS program has recently been reactivated to meet the growing demand for Certified Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientists in Northeast Kansas and beyond. The CLS program is offered in residence only.
Our program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Washburn University is able to offer distance learning programs in a number of states through our membership in SARA -- the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. SARA is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. Under the current agreement, Washburn is authorized to offer programs in all states except California which is not a member of SARA.