The Bachelor of Science in Health Science In Professional Development And Advanced Patient Care program at the Grand Canyon University is designed for healthcare providers who work directly with patient populations. 
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The Health Science In Professional Development And Advanced Patient Care program at the Grand Canyon University  was designed for EMT’s, respiratory therapists, radiology technicians, lab technicians, phlebotomists, diagnostic technicians, physical therapy assistants and other healthcare professionals who have graduated from an accredited certificate or associate degree program. 


Surgical technologists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing opticians, dental assistants, nuclear medicine technologists, medical records technicians and homecare aides may also be eligible for this degree.

The coursework in this Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program can help you stay current in your profession and move up in responsibility, as well as serve as a stepping stone to a master’s program in healthcare administration or public health. 

While students at GCU are encouraged to consider a Christian worldview in their studies, you will explore spirituality and cultural diversity in healing and caregiving and how recognizing differences can be important in delivering healthcare. There is also a focus on effective professional communication, critical thinking and ethical decision-making. 

At the end of the BS in health sciences program, you will have an opportunity to identify and research a topic which is important to you and your professional development and can be immediately applied to your work in the capstone course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description

      7 weeks

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • An interdisciplinary healthcare approach to address a changing health care system
  • The scope and importance of risk management in healthcare settings
  • Analysis of statistics and statistical methods that apply to healthcare profession
  • The impact of professional and societal forces on healthcare policy and practice
  • Learn how to apply research into practice

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required 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 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

  • All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. 
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. 
  • If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of .
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