Bachelor of Science in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care is a degree program designed for health care professionals who have graduated from accredited certificate and/or associate degree programs and wish to acquire baccalaureate-level competencies in health sciences theory and professional health care issues.

Students graduating from this health science degree program are better positioned to advance in their careers as health care professionals or within an allied health profession. To succeed, advance and remain competitive in a continuously changing health care industry, it is imperative that all health care professionals gain a more comprehensive understanding of the evolving health care system, including current and future regulatory requirements, trends in practice guidelines and new standards for quality and performance.

The Bachelor of Science program prepares health care professionals to meet these complex demands and may open doors to professional opportunities, particularly for those seeking middle-management and supervisory positions. The allied health professions are distinct from dentistry, optometry, medicine and nursing and encompass a great range of career opportunities, including the following roles: dietitian/nutritionist, EMT, health care administrator, medical assistant, medical transcriptionist, respiratory therapist and physical therapist.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with an emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care examines the following topics: advanced patient care, risk management and health care regulations, transcultural care, ethics, applied statistics and research application in health care. Particular emphasis is placed on current issues and trends affecting professional practice and health policy.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 N/A
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 N/A
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 100% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $18,083 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians
Cytogenetic Technologists
Clinical / Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Health Professions, Other
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  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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