The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is part of eCampus in BGSU College of Health and Human Services.

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  • Bachelors Available
  • Offered Online

Bachelor of Science in

Allied Health

The BGSU online allied health degree completion program is for individuals with associate degrees in accredited allied health programs and medical fields. 

100% Online. Flexible to fit around your work schedule. Six-start dates throughout the year. Complete your bachelor’s degree in allied health in 12-18 months.  

Upgrade to a bachelor’s degree to improve your career prospects, earning potential and have your current skills and experience recognized.
 

Complete the following form to request your unofficial undergraduate estimate. 

Upload your unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) and our eCampus staff will conduct a review to let you know how previously earned credits may transfer to a BGSU eCampus bachelor degree completion program. After your request is submitted, an eCampus advisor will follow up within 7 days.

Unofficial Transcript Review

Advance your career in healthcare

Individuals with associate degrees in accredited allied health programs with the appropriate prerequisites will be able to transfer their existing credits to Bowling Green State University and complete the bachelor of science in allied health (BSAH) in as little as one year.  

The allied health degree curriculum requires a minimum of 122 credit hours. At Bowling Green State University, up to 92 credits can be applied towards the baccalaureate degree.  

Learn more about health research, administration, public health, healthcare across the lifespan and for diverse patient groups.   

Enhance your academic credentials at your pace with a curriculum that builds on your healthcare knowledge and grows your professional expertise. 

Your Degree, Your Way

With online delivery, certified learning quality, straightforward requirements for entry and graduation, the bachelor of science in allied health opens doors to new healthcare career paths.  

BSAH students might seek to unlock advancement in new health-centric career fields, take the first step in recognizing their current achievements, or complement other educational qualifications they already have in preparation for an advanced degree.

If you started your associate’s degree at BGSU and did not finish for whatever reason, we have good news! Bowling Green State University invites you back to Finish your BGSU Degree.

Curriculum

The BSAH curriculum is designed to give you the tools to learn and frameworks to adapt your knowledge to your personal career goals.  

Knowledge of management approaches, policy environments, education in public health and healthcare across the lifespan will let you see your job in new contexts and with a new appreciation for the work of more senior healthcare jobs.   

As well as opening up new jobs, a completion degree in allied health at BGSU will prepare you for healthcare management roles across this growing industry.

BGSU eCampus Quality Matters recognitionQM LearnerSupport CertMark 2019 web

BGSU is the only Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate that recognizes our commitment to online student success. You can be confident you'll receive the same support as our on-campus students. All BGSU student and academic services are fully accommodated online, from accessing the University Libraries materials to academic advising to remote sessions for technical support.

Easy enrollment

  1. Complete an application form online for the allied health online program. Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.
  2. Submit official transcripts. High school or college or both If you have less than 30 semesters or 45 quarter hours.
  3. Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR). You will receive an email from the Admissions office when your application has been processed and is complete. Near the registration date, you will be invited to participate in an online, telephone, or in-person Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR) session, where all your questions will be answered.  

Stand Out in courses like

  • 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

Millions of new healthcare jobs will be added through 2029 - more than in any other industry- and many of those positions will require a bachelor’s degree.

Career

The career ceiling for allied health professionals without a 4-year bachelor’s degree is lowering. More and more jobs are requiring a 4 year degree to increase levels of patient care.  

For example, registered nurses in several states, like New York, are required to have a bachelor's degree within 10 years of receiving their associate’s degree.

Meet the challenge by upgrading your associate’s degree and gaining professional recognition, additional critical thinking skills and insight into the healthcare industry. A degree in Allied Health from BGSU will open new career prospects.

Having a bachelor’s degree also opens the doors to master’s level courses. Required by such careers as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, or Physicians Assistant. 

Go Far in your career

BSAH is relevant to over 80 Allied Health Professions including…

  • Health Information Technologist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Medical Sonographer
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Radiology Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist

Program Requirements

The BSAH curriculum requires a minimum of 122 credit hours.  A total of 92 credit hours combined from an associate degree and other appropriate courses is applied toward the BSAH.   

The eCampus component of the BSAH program requires students to complete 10 three credit-hour courses (30 credit hours) of designated BGSU courses in flexible 7-week online courses. These are referred to as “Pathway to Completion.” 

The “Pathway to Completion” courses are all completed online in our quality assured e-learning environment.

Steps to Apply

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Submit Your Application Online
 

Note:  If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.

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Submit Official Collegiate Transcripts


Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts should be sent directly to:

Office of Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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eCampus Enrollment Specialist Will Help you Enroll

Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete.  At that point, you will receive an email from an eCampus enrollment specialist with instructions for registration.

You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from BGSU Firelands.

College officials are welcome to send links to secure site delivery to fireadm@bgsu.edu.   If you need to mail admission documents, please send them to:

    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    BGSU Firelands
    103 Foundation Hall
    One University Drive
    Huron, OH 44839

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Advance Your Career

As well as your existing technical and patient care skills, employers are looking for people who understand their role in the broader healthcare context.  

A bachelor’s degree will also demonstrate your communication and leadership potential.  With the BSAH degree, you’ll stand out from the crowd and go from job to career in as little as 12 – 18 months.

  • Develop your academic credentials
  • Build your professional expertise
  • Strengthen your management and leadership skills
  • Sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills

Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS)

Bowling Green State University has once again been named one of the top universities in the United States for veterans by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings.

The BGSU NTMSS service is available in-person or remotely. It provides assistance to support you as you make career and educational choices. Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of challenges.  

The NTMSS staff are familiar with the issues facing nontraditional and military students and can be a resource as you plan and complete your program.

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 2020-21. For more information on review, click here.  

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The bachelor of science in allied health program leads to professional licensure. For more information on licensure, click here.

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The bachelor of science in allied health program does not lead to a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 10/19/2022 04:44PM