Health Care Science, BS - Allied Health Completion Program

Health Care Science

Allied Health Program

Course Delivery


Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Health Care Science Degree - Allied Health Completion Program

The Allied Health Completion Program provides students who have completed an accredited allied health professional certificate or allied health professions associates degree with a streamlined pathway to complete their bachelor's degree.

Students may apply 40 credit hours from an allied health training program (towards the UCCS bachelor's degree) from an accredited certificate program or allied health training that was part of an Associate's Degree from professional fields such as:

  • Radiation technology
  • Dental hygiene
  • Paramedics
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Anesthesiologist assistant
  • Surgical technology
  • Diagnostic medical sonography

Focus of Study

This upper division completion option is available for students who have completed training in allied health areas such as radiation technology, dental hygiene, medical technician, paramedic, respiratory therapy, etc.

Program Requirements

To be accepted in this program students must have completed a certificate in an allied health area from an accredited program other than UCCS that included at least 40 training credit hours in order to complete the portfolio requirement of this option.

In many cases, the training credit hours may be in conjunction with an associate's degree. Students must submit the following allied health portfolio components to the Department of Health Sciences and have their allied health portfolio approved by the Department of Health Sciences before they can declare this option:

  • Transcripts from an accredited institution or program documenting at least 40 credits of training during the program
  • A current resume
  • A copy of the student’s current certificate, registration or license to practice in their allied health field
  • Students then complete the health science program listed below in order to be awarded a bachelor’s degree, the BS in Health Care Science.

Program Coursework

For program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.