The fast track to healthcare career growth
Expand your academic credentials with a curriculum that builds on your healthcare knowledge and grows your professional expertise.
The primary goal of the allied health bachelor's program is to provide a smooth pathway for students who have completed their associate degrees in allied health disciplines to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees. Online, eight-week-long courses will strengthen your management and leadership skills and enhance your critical thinking and communication skills.
Individuals with associate degrees in accredited allied health programs with the appropriate prerequisites will be able to transfer to Bowling Green State University and complete the bachelor’s in allied health program in as little as one year.
Students must have a minimum of 40 hours of upper-level courses (i.e., courses numbered 3000 and above). Courses that transfer as the equivalent of any required general education or core may be applied to the baccalaureate degree. Only courses in which the student obtained a grade of "C" or higher will be transferable.
Millions of new healthcare employees will be needed in the next decade – more than in any other industry – and many of those positions will be in the allied health field.
Career - what can you do with an allied health degree?
Many healthcare careers currently require a bachelor’s degree or will require one soon. Registered nurses in states like New York and others are required to earn a bachelor's degree within 10 years of receiving their associate’s degree.
With a Bachelor of Science in allied health degree, dental hygienists can look for promotions to clinical dental roles, corporate, public health or dental hygiene education roles. Even without further study, the BGSU bachelor’s in allied health will prove your learning ability and demonstrate your ability to lead, communicate and solve problems.
Having a bachelor’s degree also opens the doors to the master’s level courses required for such careers as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
This program provides a baccalaureate education for students with a technical healthcare background to enhance their potential for learning by providing the tools needed for problem-solving, computing, communication and understanding the healthcare system.
Prerequisites cover basic medical subjects, chemistry, biology, algebra, basic psychology and others.
The bachelor’s in allied health curriculum requires a minimum of 122 credit hours. You may apply a total of 92 credit hours from your associate degree and other appropriate courses toward your degree.
The BGSU Online component of the allied health bachelor’s program requires students to complete 10 three-credit-hour courses (30 credit hours) of designated BGSU courses referred to as “Pathway to Completion.”
- Research Methods Public/Allied Health
- Diversity in the Experience of Aging
- Policies in Healthcare
- Introduction to Public Health
- Introduction to Human Disease
- Introduction to Addictions and Substance Abuse
- Health and Aging
- Issues in Healthcare Administration
- Case Studies in Healthcare Admin
- Allied Health Educator
BGSU is the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs. The certificate recognizes that our programs provide the critical services needed for student success and that we use student feedback to continuously improve those services.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The allied health program underwent its last Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2021-22. More information on the review process is available.
Updated: 09/21/2023 10:19AM