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Healthcare Science, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Reading, OH, United States
How healthcare in the United States will be provided, delivered and paid for is at the forefront of national debate and a major political issue. One fact, however, is clear. With an aging population and an increasing incidence of chronic diseases, the need for quality healthcare – and healthcare workers – will continue to increase dramatically.
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By 2030, 20 percent of all Americans will be 65 years or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that half of all American adults suffer from at least one chronic health condition such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease or arthritis, and one in three experience multiple chronic conditions.

These and other factors indicate that demand for healthcare will be huge, increasing the demand for highly skilled and educated healthcare workers.

Alvernia University is widely recognized for its healthcare degrees, and is at the forefront of addressing the rapidly growing need for specialized, professional employees within the field of healthcare. Majoring in Healthcare Science will prepare you for a meaningful, fulfilling career with a healthcare agency or business, a government organization, or in a variety of medical care settings.

The Healthcare Science degree is offered at Alvernia’s Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia campuses. Alvernia University partners with Montgomery County Community College, guaranteeing that 100 percent of MCCC degree curriculums transfer directly into Alvernia’s Healthcare Science Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Foundations of Healthcare Science
  • Writing for Healthcare Science
  • Health and Wellness Over the Lifespan
  • Healthcare Science and Cultural Competence
  • Healthcare Literacy and Advocacy
  • Healthcare Science Management
  • Healthcare Systems and Policy
  • Community Health Organization and Administration
  • Current Issues in Healthcare Science
  • Healthcare Science Capstone
  • Human Biology (with lab)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Social Science Core applicable) 
  • Nutrition
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Intro to Sociology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after

completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the


  • 1. Application for admission
  • 2. $25 non-refundable application fee
  • 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency
  • 4. Official SAT or ACT scores
  • 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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