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A bachelor is an academic degree program that helps prepare students for a future career or to continue their education. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned in about three to five years depending on student achievement as well as the requirements of each specific degree program.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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University of Tampa College of Natural and Health Sciences

Students who wish to pursue graduate or professional training in allied health fields such as physical therapy or occupational therapy are encouraged to enroll in this pr ... [+]

Bachelor in Allied Health

Students who wish to pursue graduate or professional training in allied health fields such as physical therapy or occupational therapy are encouraged to enroll in this program. Coursework should be taken in chronological order and field experiences are required; students must discuss their intentions with their advisors as soon as they decide to follow this course plan.

Upon completion of the allied health program, students will have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in allied health with one of three specific concentrations including physical therapy sciences, occupational therapy sciences, and medical sciences. The undergraduate program will help the student fulfill many prerequisites necessary to apply to graduate and professional programs in the allied health profession.... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Goodwin College

With today’s lightning-fast advancements in travel and technology, the most remote corners of the globe can seem as close as next door. And along with these exciting oppo ... [+]

With today’s lightning-fast advancements in travel and technology, the most remote corners of the globe can seem as close as next door. And along with these exciting opportunities for increased contact comes the serious responsibility of safeguarding our public health. No one likes to think about public health emergencies like SARS and the Zika virus, but they are certain to happen. When they do, we need to be as prepared as possible to manage their effects. Committed, trained professionals — someone like you — are needed to step up, respond, and protect our communities from these threats to our collective safety. Goodwin’s career-focused Public Health curriculum, taught by industry content experts, will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in this critically important field.... [-]

USA East Hartford
Open Enrollment
Full-time
6 - 9 semesters
Campus
Bellarmine University

Respiratory therapists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat persons of all ages having lung and heart disorders. The responsibilities of the therapist inc ... [+]

Respiratory therapists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat persons of all ages having lung and heart disorders. The responsibilities of the therapist include pulmonary function assessment, administering oxygen and aerosolized drugs, breathing retraining and pulmonary rehabilitation, acute care management of patients requiring ventilatory support, and emergency care.

Respiratory Therapy Program Department Goals To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to the acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization). Program Goals, Objectives and Evaluations in Relation to Bellarmine's Mission ... [-]
USA Louisville
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Southern Indiana

The U.S. healthcare system changes quickly, and you can stay ahead of the curve by completing a bachelor's degree in health services at USI. Employment in the medical fie ... [+]

Many rich and varied opportunities are available to you in the healthcare industry, especially at USI.

The U.S. healthcare system changes quickly, and you can stay ahead of the curve by completing a bachelor's degree in health services at USI. Employment in the medical field is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as the industry continues to expand and diversify. Graduates of our health services program have an outstanding job placement record and an almost perfect acceptance rate to graduate school.

No other undergraduate healthcare degree program in Indiana has an equivalent track record of career outcomes. Our students gain a broad understanding of the healthcare system through the exploration of topics and issues that influence the health of the community and the individuals themselves. In addition, no other Indiana health care program for undergraduates can match USI's combination of hands-on faculty, research opportunities, practical experience and career-oriented specialization. The health services program at USI offers a superb academic experience that will prepare students for the complex roles they will perform in formulating the future of healthcare in the United States. Unique opportunities give you an edge in the healthcare job market.... [-]

USA Evansville
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
SUNY Cortland

You’ll explore coursework specific to the biomedical field, gain knowledge and experience through internships and have the cognitive coursework to promote success on entr ... [+]

Studying the Bachelor in Biomedical Science degree at SUNY Cortland, you will explore coursework specific to the biomedical field, gain knowledge and experience through internships and have the cognitive coursework to promote success on entrance examinations to graduate programs. With a degree in biomedical sciences, you’ll be able to successfully pursue a variety of careers.

Why Study at SUNY Cortland?

Career Potential Chiropractor Dentist Doctor of osteopathic medicine Medical imaging technician Optometrist Physician assistant Physical therapist Physician Veterinarian

Internships and Research

You’ll engage in internship and job shadowing experiences that contribute to credentials for medical program applications. Opportunities are available with:... [-]

USA Cortland
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Welcome to the School of Nursing, where we strive to educate nursing graduates to meet the demand for professional practice. ... [+]

Earn Your RN & BSN Degrees at SWOSU

Welcome to the School of Nursing, where we strive to educate nursing graduates to meet the demand for professional practice.

Degrees Offered Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing Program Outcomes Our graduates are able to: Practice nursing in a professional, legal, and ethical manner. Analyze comprehensive data and make complex and prioritized decisions utilizing the nursing process. Provide a safe environment for clients, self, and others. Practice a nursing that is client-centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients. Integrate information technology resources into the provision of client care. Provide health-related education to restore health and promote optimal wellness. Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote continuity of client care. Use leadership skills in the management of safe, quality client care. Promote quality improvement by participating in the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services. Use research as a basis for evidence-based nursing practice and clinical judgment. Several aspects set SWOSU apart from other programs: We offer: Low student-to-faculty ratios More clinical hours than other programs A high-fidelity simulation lab Expert faculty members who also serve as advisors A wide variety of rural and urban clinical experiences in very desirable facilities ... [-]
USA Weatherford
September 2019
Campus
High Point University

Welcome to the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University in High Point, NC. Our faculty and staff train clinicians who are dedicated to patient care in all ... [+]

Overview

Welcome to the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University in High Point, NC. Our faculty and staff train clinicians who are dedicated to patient care in all settings and possess the skill and knowledge to practice pharmacy at the highest level possible. Our education model includes a focus on the basic pharmaceutical knowledge and skills necessary to make quality critical decisions combined with clinical training in various settings. Students that acquire the knowledge and skill and are capable communicators will form the core from which the leaders of tomorrow are developed!

Mission

To provide an extraordinary pharmacy education through the integration of biomedical and clinical sciences that enables future pharmacists to excel in a dynamic healthcare environment as a member of the healthcare team.... [-]

USA High Point
September 2019
4 years
Campus
Washburn University

The Allied Health Department offers an online Bachelor of Health Science (BHS). This four year bachelor's degree program is designed to provide graduates with knowledge a ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Topeka
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
University of Central Missouri

Health Studies is a degree with two emphasis areas: Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy and Community Health. Together, these options provide you with foundatio ... [+]

HEALTH STUDIES - OPTION 1: PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY/PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BS Prepare for a Career in the Health Industry

Health Studies is a degree with two emphasis areas: Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy and Community Health. Together, these options provide you with foundational coursework in health and wellness. The first option prepares you with the necessary prerequisite courses for application to graduate school (PT, OT, AT, chiropractic, etc.), while emphasizing human movement. The second option serves as a your springboard into health-related careers (health education, health promotion, accelerated nursing programs, etc.)

Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy ... [-]
USA Warrensburg
May 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Anderson University

The pre-med program is a four-year program terminating in a bachelor's degree. Course preparation must include a year of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemi ... [+]

Anderson University offers pre-health professional programs for students desiring careers in medicine, physical and occupational therapy, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine. Individualized programs are developed for students wishing to enter other health professions not listed above.

Although most pre-health profession students major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, in most cases any major may be chosen as long as particular health-program and course requirements are met. The length and specific course work for each program is variable depending on the field and the individual professional school selected. Each pre-professional program is designed to give the student a broad, Christian, liberal arts preparation for service in the health field of choice.... [-]

USA Anderson
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Colby-Sawyer College

Help individuals and communities to live safe, long, healthy and productive lives through disease prevention, wellness promotion, and emergency preparedness. ... [+]

Keep the Public in Good Hands

Help individuals and communities to live safe, long, healthy and productive lives through disease prevention, wellness promotion, and emergency preparedness.

Be a Problem Solver

Colby-Sawyer’s public health program brings you face-to-face with complex issues that influence population health and affect vulnerable populations. Learn processes, approaches, and interventions that protect human health, as well as the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological and environmental factors that impact health and contribute to disparities.

Take courses in epidemiology; sociology of aging; personal health and wellness; mental health systems in the United States; and sustainability and statistics for well-rounded public health education.... [-]

USA New London
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Assumption College

Assumption College’s Health Sciences Program prepares students for a broad range of career opportunities in the growing field of healthcare, with applications to clinical ... [+]

Assumption College’s Health Sciences Program prepares students for a broad range of career opportunities in the growing field of healthcare, with applications to clinical practice, administration, policy development, and research. Assumption’s health sciences major is an interdisciplinary program with coursework in the natural sciences, disease, and disability, and health care delivery and care models, as well as the economics, ethics, and policies that drive global healthcare systems.

Health science students are encouraged to customize their education by adding a concentration to their major which can help prepare them for the graduate program of their choice. Typical concentrations for health sciences majors include pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, communication sciences and disorders, and pre-clinical health professions. Concentrations in public health and patient advocacy are currently in development as well.... [-]

USA Worcester
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Greenville University

The biology major prepares students for careers in medical professions, food and quality control, pharmaceuticals, the environmental field, biological research, and more. ... [+]

The biology major prepares students for careers in medical professions, food and quality control, pharmaceuticals, the environmental field, biological research, and more. Biology is a growing field with new breakthroughs in genomics, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. Our faculty are committed to facilitating the advance of our students to the highest levels of knowledge and technical skills so that they may make a significant contribution in their chosen field, and to honor the Creator in their vocations.

Greenville University’s biology major demands a comprehensive exposure to the entire field yet allows the flexibility to emphasize each student’s particular interest and career goals. Recent graduates have gone on to graduate studies in botany, molecular genetics, and other fields of biology. Others have entered competitive professional school programs in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine.Our faculty are committed to providing an academic learning environment that allows students to thrive and grow into highly competent professionals. Our faculty take a personal interest in all our students, both in and out of the classroom and we work with each student to develop their career plans. In fact, over the past 10 years, 85 - 90% of our students who applied to Medical School were admitted.... [-]

USA Greenville
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Ohio Northern University

We boast a direct entry (0-6) PharmD program — one of only seven in the nation. This means you’re admitted to the pharmacy program on day one. No waiting, no hoops, no de ... [+]

MAKE AN IMPACT

We boast a direct entry (0-6) PharmD program — one of only seven in the nation. This means you’re admitted to the pharmacy program on day one. No waiting, no hoops, no denials after you’ve invested several years of college coursework. You get to be a pharmacist-in-training from the moment you arrive on campus. Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and non-competitive environment. Your professors, fellow pharmacy students, and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you. Larger institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. From fielding calls in the Drug and Health Information Center to counseling patients at a community health fair, from helping a professor with grant-funded research to heading up a pharmacy student organization — the opportunities open to you are truly incredible! At the Raabe College of Pharmacy, we don’t just educate pharmacists, we educate compassionate caregivers and committed leaders. Upon graduation, you’ll have the confidence to blaze new trails and help people in ways you never imagined.... [-]

USA Columbus
September 2019
Full-time
6 years
Campus
Aquinas College

Detroit Mercy offers a 4-year baccalaureate program in nursing at Aquinas College. Students begin their career path early, with direct admittance to the program as freshm ... [+]

Why Study Nursing?

Detroit Mercy offers a 4-year baccalaureate program in nursing at Aquinas College. Students begin their career path early, with direct admittance to the program as freshmen. The unique partnership between Aquinas College and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s provides students the opportunity to complete a liberal arts education with supportive coursework taught by Aquinas College faculty while gaining hands-on clinical experience clinical experience at facilities throughout West Michigan. As part of the Mercy/Jesuit tradition, our students will have the opportunity to serve the poor, underserved, vulnerable and marginalized - preparing themselves for a career of making a difference. Our program also boasts a strong mentor program that will match nursing students with upperclassmen to help them through their training. Many of our graduates go on to assume leadership roles in the workplace as well as graduate programs at schools such as University of Michigan, Duke, Rush University, and Washington State.... [-]

USA Grand Rapids
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus