Online Program

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Advance your skills and career.

Quick Facts

Next Start Date: August 24
Tuition: $255/credit


Total Classes: 15
Weeks per Class: 12-15 weeks
Total Credit Hours: 45

Degree at a Glance


Average number of months to complete


Total credit hours to fulfill program requirements


Median regional salary upon completion

Program Overview

This fully online degree program is designed for the health science professional seeking supervisory advancement at their place of employment.

The program will:

  • Provide you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Help your organization achieve coveted Magnet Status or the Baldridge Award

Applied Advantage

A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is generally more career-oriented and focuses less on general education requirements. Additionally, it offers a focused approach giving you real-world skills to apply to your chosen career path.

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in contrast, places great emphasis on applied knowledge and critical thinking, and is typically more theory-based.

Experience the active and applied learning advantage, designed to prepare you for career advancement or promotion.

Earnings Comparison

A great return on investment.


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Median salary for a Manager with a bachelor’s degree, compared with a Therapist with an associates degree.



Median salary of a Manager with a bachelor’s degree, compared with a Technologist with an associates degree.

Hone Your Skills

Some of the skills you will gain in the program, include:

  • Analytical – Understanding and abiding by current regulations, as well as adapting to new laws
  • Communication – Effectively communicating to convey policies and procedures to other health professionals and ensuring compliance with current regulations and laws
  • Detail Oriented – Paying attention to details, including organizing and maintaining the scheduling and billing information for substantial facilities like hospitals
  • Interpersonal – Discussing staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives
  • Leadership – Hiring, training, motivating, and leading staff, as well as finding ways to creatively solve staffing and administrative issues
  • Technical – Staying current in healthcare technology advancements and data analytics for coding and classification software usage or electronic health record (EHR) system implementations
  • Critical Thinking – Identifying strengths and weaknesses, and finding alternative solutions or approaches to problems through logic and reasoning
  • Active Listening – Offering one’s full attention with regard to what others say, asking questions when appropriate, and not interrupting during inappropriate times
  • Coordination – Adjusting one’s actions with regard to another’s actions for effective work collaboration
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Examining both benefits and consequences of potential actions to help determine those most appropriate


  • Minimum college GPA of 2.0
  • Associate degree in a health science field from a regionally accredited institution


Applications accepted in advance of each semester: fall, spring, and summer.

Health & Human Performance

The Health Administration BAS degree program is associated within the Department of Health & Human Performance in the College of Health Sciences.

Program Director: Dr. Macey Buker
Phone: 435-879-4419
Office: HPC 304

Department Information

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Talk with Dru.

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Dru Bottoms

Program Advisor

Phone: 435-879-4519
Office: INNOV 196