2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Science, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science prepares the graduate for professional practice in health-related settings. The program includes a foundation in general education as well as a broad understanding of health care delivery systems.

Options within the program to develop advanced specialization in a specific or chosen discipline include Allied Health Completion, Health and Wellness Promotion, Medical Laboratory Science.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to function in their health sciences area.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, and implement interventions in their chosen discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate research and theory in health sciences practice.
  • Students will recognize improvements in written and oral communication.
  • Students will find their degree program/course of study to be of high quality and useful.

Allied Health Completion Option - BS in Health Care Science

An upper division completion option is available for students who have completed training in allied health areas such as radiation technology, dental hygiene, paramedic, respiratory therapy, etc. 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 maybe in conjunction with an Associates 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:

  1. Transcripts from an accredited institution or program documenting at least 40 credits of training during the program
  2. A current resume
  3. 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.

Credits: 24

Credits: 19

Credits: 12

Allied Health Option Requirements

  • Upper Division HSCI Electives (12 credits)
  • Accredited Allied Health Program Portfolio (40 credits)
  • Natural Science Electives (6 credits)
  • Electives 3000+ (9 credits)

Credits: 65

Total Program Credits: 120

Health and Wellness Promotion Option - BS in Health Care Science

General Education Course Requirements

Credits: 60

Credits: 45

Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

Medical Laboratory Science Option - BS in Health Care Science

Students in this option will meet the prerequisites and are well prepared to apply for a post baccalaureate Medical Laboratory Science training program, which is required in order to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS). The Health Science Department has an agreement with Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science to place up to eight UCCS students for their clinical training in Colorado Springs hospital laboratories. After successfully completing the clinical training, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCOP) Board Certification Exam as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. 

Credits: 42

Credits: 66

Credits: 12

Total Program Credits: 120

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