Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Science

healthcare science degree

Bachelor of Healthcare Science

Earning a Healthcare Science degree from Alvernia University prepares graduates for meaningful, big-picture roles and careers in the current healthcare environment. Students who earn a Healthcare Science bachelor’s will be prepared to work in healthcare agencies, businesses and other healthcare settings as policy leaders, advocates and educators.

Gain knowledge for the future of your healthcare career.
Our Healthcare Science program graduates advocates for individuals and communities that are underserved or under-informed on issues related to health and wellness, health-system policies and health management.

Design your right-fit program.
Our affordable and flexible Healthcare Science program is offered at Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia campuses as well as Pottstown (Montgomery County Community College) and delivers students classroom and online instruction. Our faculty will work with you to incorporate your complementary interests to the required core competency courses.

Choose your career path.
Our Healthcare Science program is an excellent opportunity for students at all levels, including transfers or new applicants with associate’s degrees as occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, medical imaging professionals, dental hygienists, or respiratory therapists.

View the curriculum required for this degree, read about the program in our downloadable program flier, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.


Faculty Spotlight

Tom Porrazzo

Thomas Porrazzo PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor
Healthcare Science Program Director

"I think one of the greatest aspects of the Alvernia University Healthcare Science major centers around the students’ ability, while working with an adviser, to select coursework that is designed to meet their area of interest."

May 18 Term Start

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Upcoming Information Sessions

Healthcare sciences degree, perfect for a second career

June 8, 2015 12:58:34 PM EDT
What happens if you earned an associate’s degree and work as an occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, medical imaging professional, dental hygienist or a respiratory therapist and you’d like to expand your career options? For those who want to stay in the healthcare field, a healthcare science degree is the perfect fit. This degree […] Read more

What do healthcare science majors need to know about the Affordable Care Act?

April 14, 2015 12:51:36 PM EDT
Political parties continue to argue about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, there is one undisputed fact: In just four short years, this law has made significant changes that everyone – patients, healthcare providers, business owners and health insurance companies – must understand and integrate into their daily lives. We’ve covered some of these changes […] Read more

Convenient Locations

Alvernia locations in Reading, Pottsville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Attend Classes in:
Reading, PA (Main Campus)
Pottsville, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Pottstown, PA

Professionals interested in healthcare science from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, Reading, Kutztown, Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs can attend classes for furthering their degree at the three Alvernia University Center locations and the Pottstown satellite location.

bachelor degree in healthcare science

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