Positively impacting health and wellness in Colorado and beyond

At the UCCS Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape through a flight of innovative programs that include education, practice, research and service. Work closely with highly qualified faculty in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings to develop the hands-on skills needed for a career as a healthcare professional. We're confident you'll be ready to tackle any challenge.

We’re leaders in our fields, so you’re better prepared to be a leader in yours.

We want you to reach your health care career goal, which is why we offer exactly what you need to succeed: innovations in teaching and research, hands-on learning, and knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Our state-of-the-art facilities to include the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center (Hybl Center). Our high-tech facilities, offer broad opportunities to students in the realms of medical practice and athlete care.

Explore health care degrees and advanced degrees in all of our college departments, including nursing, health sciences, and human physiology and nutrition.


Explore Our Departments


Career options for nursing degrees are extensive and abundant. Hospitals and out-patient facilities need nurses, but so do many other sectors of the healthcare industry, from schools and military bases to substance abuse centers, home health programs, and insurance companies.

Health Sciences

From working for corporate and insurance-based wellness programs to healthcare marketing, communications and management to facilitating public health initiatives, Health Science graduates will be on the cutting edge of next generation healthcare delivery systems and procedures.

Human Physiology & Nutrition

Be well-prepared to pursue advanced professional healthcare careers in medicine, dental, occupational and physical therapy or medical research. Featuring a foundational, science-based curriculum, the Human Physiology and Nutrition program offers a flexible degree program which allows you to utilize electives to enhance your education with curricula to map to your career initiatives.

Innovative and established programs to fuel your success

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) or have an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)? Earn your BSN at UCCS.
exercise science
Seek a career in sport science and medicine. Our program highlights university relationships with local sport organizations and health care providers.
Health Promotion Students in SimLab with Simulated Patient (actor).
Seek to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, behavior change, and environmental improvement.
athletic training
Athletic training involves emergency management, patient care-giving, medicine and sports all wrapped into one profession.
sport nutrition
Students will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in sport nutrition careers while integrating sustainability and a whole food approach in their practices.
Master of Sciences Applied Physiology students can access the labs for research
The degree is primarily designed for students who intend to pursue further education at the doctoral level.
MS in nursing, graduate student and preceptor Dr. Deb
Build upon and expand your knowledge, values, and skills. Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Masters programs available.

What Our Students Are Saying

Amanda Fuchuck
RN-to-BSN Student
"As a rural resident, I receive rural scholarship funding and enjoy the small-school environment combined with University-level education."

Amanda participates in the dual enrollment RN to BSN at UCCS and does her clinical work at Fort Morgan Community College. The flexible RN-to-BSN helps students, like Amanda, fast track their nursing careers.
Luis Perez
Student Stories & Experiences
“Where I am today goes back to the [UCCS] Nutrition Club. I was connected to a clinical nutrition volunteer position, at Penrose Hospital. I worked with hospital dieticians, performing in-patient assessments for patients with heart disease.”

Discover Luis's story and more student success stories and experiences from Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences students on our student and alumni stories page.

Our professors are experts in their fields

Andrew Subudhi
Department Chair
"At UCCS, I get to do things I’m really passionate about and I want to inspire students to find something they’re really passionate about, too. I believe the professors across campus feel the same way.”

Fueled by a passion for human performance,
Subudhi is excited for the new, state-of-the-art Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, which he described as an academic milestone that nobody else in the country can offer. The Hybl Center will blend educational classrooms and labs alongside a working sports medicine clinic and performance center, which Subudhi said will lead to unparalleled opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Unique Opportunities: UCCS Simulation Learning Center
Learning By Doing at UCCS
Train with our advanced simulation manikins that bleed, sweat, have seizures, and experience cardiac episodes. Work with our mother, newborn baby and five-year-old child manikins to experience realistic labor, delivery, emergency and child-specific medical situations. Practice responding to emergent situations you may not encounter in your clinical rotations.
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