Applied Health Sciences, BS

Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Sciences

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Applied Health Sciences, BS is designed for students who wish to individualize their program of study by selecting courses that best fit their career goals. Graduates are equipped with a competitive edge against others in their field.

The Applied Health Sciences online degree program is designed for professionals with an associate degree in a health-related field. This 2+2 program provides a seamless transition to a bachelor’s degree, as 66 credit hours of applicable coursework may be transferred to UNK to meet degree requirements.

Students choose this program to:

  • Individualize their program of study by selecting courses that best fit their goals
  • Advance their education to qualify for supervisory or teaching positions in their field
  • Implement scientific principles together with clinical experience

Career Outlook:

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of healthcare occupations is projected to at a rate of 14%, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will lead to a greater demand for healthcare services.

Potential careers include:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • LPN
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Radiologic Technologist

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.