Advanced Allied Health - BAS Specialization
Eastern Florida State College's Advanced Allied Health BAS Track will equip you with entry-level management, group dynamic, and supervisory skills as they relate to the allied health discipline.
Successful completion of this program allows you to pursue positions in nursing home administration, geriatric program development, social service coordination, and work in clinical or healthcare administration.
You'll be prepared for careers in the fields of health policy development, public health, product development, pharmaceutical sales, and science journalism — or to pursue additional education in a graduate program.
A broad range of electives allows you to customize your advanced degree through courses that focus on topics such as aging, public health, infectious disease, medical disaster preparedness, and healthcare leadership.
Advanced Allied Health is one of six specializations available under EFSC's Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree.
Advanced Allied Health BAS Track - Course Curriculum
In addition to its core courses, this program includes 10 major courses, supplemented by electives courses you'll choose to match your interests and career goals.
As you review the curriculum and plan your degree, work with the bachelor advising team to review any prerequisite requirements.
Advanced Allied Health - BAS Specialization
- Degree Type
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
- Delivery Method
- On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
- Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Health Sciences
- Contact Information
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This BAS specialization also offers a distinct advantage: flexible scheduling tailored to meet your needs. You have the option to select in-person classes when available on any campus, or use a hybrid approach where you mix on-campus and online classes, or earn this degree through our 100% online option.
Advanced Allied Health BAS Track - Admissions Information
The Advanced Allied Health admissions process follows the general bachelor's degree enrollment steps, which also include upcoming deadlines to apply. Students are admitted to the program in the Spring, Summer, and Fall Terms.
The program is open to students with an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a regionally accredited institution. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into the Advanced Allied Health program. If you hold an AAS, talk with a bachelor advisor about your prior coursework and transfer options.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
Due to the reasonable in-state tuition, you can complete the program for about $7,700 in base tuition if you're a Florida resident. Please note that this doesn't cover the additional expense of course materials or lab fees.
Because you will enter the program with 60 transfer credits from an associate degree, you'll need to complete an additional 60 credit-hours of upper-level courses on the tuition fee schedule.
You may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships to assist you in paying for the Advanced Allied Health BAS Specialization program. We highly recommended applying for both federal aid and Titan Scholarships provided by the EFSC Foundation, as well as community-based scholarships. If you are just starting an associate degree at EFSC and planning to then pursue this bachelor option, you should consider the $10,000 Bachelor Degree Challenge.
Advanced Allied Health Courses You Would Take
The curriculum for the Advanced Allied Health Specialization includes courses that are common to all six specializations of the Applied Health Sciences degree plus specific required and elective classes tailored to this specialization.
It's important to note that bachelor classes can fill up quickly. Therefore, once you've been accepted, it's crucial to plan and register for your courses in a timely manner — especially if you're completing the program entirely online. This will help ensure that you secure the classes you desire, delivered in the method that suits your preferences.
Here are some examples of the courses you'll be taking:
This course emphasizes the organization and functions of long-term care administration, care providers, continuum, and future issues.
Get familiarized with one of the primary responsibilities of health care managers: financial management.
Topics included are course development and design, goals and objectives, instructional methods, education media and software, and collaborative learning.
Explore the complex determinants of health and disease, plus the impact of economic, social, environmental and cultural concerns on community health status.
Why Study Advanced Allied Health at EFSC?
Unlock Your Potential With an Internship
The program's capstone course includes a 40-hour internship. As a culminating project, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned in the Advanced Allied Health program while working closely with community organizations that align with your personal and professional interests. You'll gain invaluable hands-on experience and insights into diverse patient populations. This transformative experience not only broadens your knowledge but also prompts deep reflection on your own values and responses in the face of real healthcare situations.
Save Money By Planning Ahead
This BAS track — as with all Applied Health Sciences BAS tracks — qualifies for the $10,000 Bachelor's Degree Program. This program helps to control costs for students who plan their bachelor's degree pathway while simultaneously starting their associate degree program. If you're interested in this option, be sure to discuss it with a bachelor advisor.
Related Health Science Bachelor and Associate Programs
Explore the other options in the Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science degree program as you make your specialization choice, plus review the health sciences and nursing associate degree programs that can prepare you to transfer to a bachelor program.