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Acquire the skills you need to serve and lead.

We offer programs made to fit your busy life with flexible scheduling, 100% online programs, and exceptional student support. Our healthcare and nursing degrees are designed to meet current industry demands while also providing future-proof skills that set you apart.

Plus, we help you make the most of the credits or work experience you've gained so far through our generous transfer credit policy and accelerated program options.

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All Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Health & Human Performance

Empower others to reach their health, fitness, and physical performance goals. Optional teaching certification for grades 6-12.

  • In class
  • 127 total credits
  • Choose from three tracks
  • Prepare for NSCA and CSCS exams

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Prepare for a wide variety of healthcare careers with this flexible and versatile degree.

  • In class or online
  • 127 total credits
  • Optional Pre-Medical Certificate

Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

Prepare for the next move in your healthcare career with this streamlined, versatile program.

  • Online
  • 127 total credits
  • Accelerated cohort format

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Help organizations maintain accessible, quality care.

  • In class or online
  • 127 total credits
  • Accelerated cohort format

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Advance your nursing career and prepare to lead.

  • Online
  • 127 total credits
  • CCNE accredited
  • Prepare for certification
  • Military Preferred Pricing*

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Create a lasting impact by empowering others to live healthier lives. Optional teaching certification for grades 7–12.

  • In class or online
  • 120 total credits
  • Optional secondary education certification
  • Military Preferred Pricing*

Master of Healthcare Administration

Become an effective healthcare leader in hospital, clinic, or long-term care settings.

  • Online
  • 36 total credits
  • Accelerated cohort format

Bachelor of Science in Health & Human Performance

  • In class
  • 127 total credits
  • Choose from three tracks
  • Prepare for NSCA and CSCS exams

What to Expect

Customize this program by following a track designed for the profession you want: Fitness and Coaching, Pre-Professional, or Physical Education. All three tracks align with the standards for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exams, so you can graduate with competitive professional credentials.

Curriculum

Our BS in Health and Human Performance offers face-to-face learning, hands-on experience using advanced equipment, and individualized guidance from expert faculty. Gain real-world experience in your target career through an internship (or student teaching for Physical Education). You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to assess and improve your clients’ health and physical performance.

  • HHP 201 Foundations of Health and Human Performance (3 credits)

    This course provides an overview of the health and human performance field. Elements related to physical activity, such as fitness, sport, and physical education are examined. An introduction to various career opportunities within the health and human performance industry is provided, along with an opportunity to explore those careers further through off-campus experiences.

  • HHP 350 Kinesiology and Body Movement (3 credits)

    This course analyzes the movements of the human body and the fundamental principles of movement affected by muscle function. Students will apply the principles of muscle function and movement to improve performance. Prerequisite: HHP230 or BI201

  • PHE 360 Personal and Community Health (3 credits)

    This course is designed to develop the understanding, attitudes, and practices that contribute to better individual and community health.

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We offer a generous transfer policy and credit for work experience, so you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

  • In class or online
  • 127 total credits
  • Optional Pre-Medical Certificate

What to Expect

Expand your career options with the transferable skills and knowledge used across multiple healthcare disciplines. Study health, illness, and disease prevention through a cross-discipline curriculum, which includes courses in psychology, science, leadership, and human development. You’ll gain experience in a variety of healthcare specialties while also preparing for your chosen profession, medical school, or pre-professional program.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science provides the flexibility you need to follow your career goals. Your curriculum will cover the foundational knowledge needed for a wide range of healthcare professions. You’ll study sciences such as anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, and microbiology, as well as leadership and communication through a healthcare lens.

  • HLS 101 Introduction to Health Science Seminar (3 credits)

    This course introduces concepts related to professions with health sciences. Exploration of skills, knowledge and abilities associated with professions in healthcare will be explored.

  • PHE 210 Understanding Health Research (3 credits)

    The focus of this course is on the consumption of healthcare research and the application of evidence-based practice for healthcare professionals. This course introduces types of research methodologies, data collection, analysis of data, and the interpretation and application of best practices in healthcare settings.

  • PH 410 Medical Ethics and Leadership (3 credits)

    This course examines relevant definitions and topics of medical ethics and the process of decision making within medical environments.

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We offer a generous transfer policy and credit for work experience, so you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

  • Online
  • 127 total credits
  • Accelerated cohort format

What to Expect

This program is designed specifically for health professionals who hold an associate degree and are working in allied health jobs. With curriculum designed for working professionals, you can complete your health studies degree while continuing in your career. Apply what you learn as you go and meet your goal of earning your bachelor’s degree.

Curriculum

As an accelerated cohort program, the health studies degree allows you to simplify your study experience with a course load that’s more manageable for busy students. Get a hands-on approach and expand your relevant skillset, including professionalism, leadership, ethics, health information management, and evidence-based practice. Utilize your capstone project to further your own experience while showing your proficiency as a healthcare professional providing patient care delivery.

  • HSTU 300 Foundations of Professional Success (4 credits)

    This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University’s four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.

  • HSTU 324 Trends and Issues in Healthcare (4 credits)

    This course explores trends and issues faced by health professional in the 21st Century. Prerequisite: HSTU 314

  • HSTU 456 Systems Thinking and Innovation for Healthcare Professionals (4 credits)

    This course explores systems thinking and innovation within a health care setting. Emphasis will be placed on complex adaptive system theory, positive deviance and entrepreneurial mindset in healthcare systems. Prerequisite: HSTU 446

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We offer a generous transfer policy and credit for work experience, so you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Cohort Requirements

Students who want to enroll in this cohort-based program will be eligible to apply if they have earned an associate degree or have completed at least 60 semester hours with a grade of “C-” or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. If you do not meet this requirement, you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

  • In class or online
  • 127 total credits
  • Accelerated cohort format

What to Expect

This non-clinical degree is highly in demand due to the ever-changing nature of healthcare. Through this program, you will discover the critical business skills needed to lead and manage a healthcare facility while also working to improve patient care and outcomes. Learn from a project-based, hands-on curriculum that helps you gain real-world experience. And, with an accelerated cohort format, you will move through the program with a group of talented peers, helping you graduate sooner and explore one of many career opportunities.

Curriculum

Earn experience assessing a healthcare organization from a broad managerial viewpoint. After working through this dynamic program, you will be equipped to assess the use of health information technology within a healthcare organization, compare and contrast specific human resource management principles within healthcare systems, and critique managerial practices in a healthcare organization.

  • BHMC 433 Principles of Healthcare Management (4 credits)

    This course discusses management principles and practice within healthcare organizations. Topics include basic principles related to motivating employees, performance management, and communication. Practical application will include critiquing current managerial practices in a variety of healthcare organizations.

  • BHMC 313 Health Information Technology (4 credits)

    This course examines the use of health information technology (HIT) in healthcare organizations. Basic HIT concepts and the use of HIT in various organizational settings will be covered.

  • BHMC 423 Legal and Regulatory Issues (4 credits)

    This course explores the complex legal system and emerging issues of healthcare regulation. Course discussion includes healthcare regulatory compliance and legal and ethical situations that directly apply to the healthcare environment. Practical application will include preparation of a Code of Ethics to emphasize the potential for unethical and illegal situations within healthcare.

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We offer a generous transfer policy and credit for work experience, so you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Cohort Requirements

Students who want to enroll in this cohort-based program will be eligible to apply if they have earned an associate degree or have completed at least 60 semester hours with a grade of “C-” or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. If you do not meet this requirement, you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

  • Online
  • 127 total credits
  • CCNE accredited
  • Prepare for certification
  • Military Preferred Pricing*

What to Expect

Our fully online RN to BSN degree program is designed for working nurses; you can reach your goals without sacrificing your work or life commitments. Your courses are completely online, and you can complete your hands-on practicum in your local area. This allows you to apply the concepts you learn in real time.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bellevue University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Program outcomes can be viewed here: https://www.bellevue.edu/degrees/bachelor/nursing-bs/

Curriculum

Develop critical skills in decision making, management, and health promotion that prepare you to advance in your career. You’ll learn the fundamentals of leadership and what makes an effective team while you gain a richer understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that influence the delivery of healthcare. All of your coursework is aligned with the Future of Nursing Framework. This means that, upon completion of your degree, you will have the knowledge needed to prepare you for obtaining a certification as a nurse executive or nurse leader.

  • BSNU 380 Professional Collaborative Strategies for Nurses (4 credits)

    This course is essential for the nurse leader/manager, as a member of the healthcare team, identifying the process for group collaboration for the purpose of decision- making. The focus of the course is aimed at development of effective leadership skills and strategies for collaboration and conflict management. Prerequisite: BSNU 360

  • BSNU 410 Nursing Informatics (4 credits)

    This course introduces the nurse’s role in sending and receiving healthcare information. Emphasis includes methods, tools, resources, and technology systems used in healthcare information exchange and decision-making. Prerequisite: BSNU 400

  • BSNU 490 Strategic Nursing Leadership (4 credits)

    This course provides a strategic view of nursing leadership and management issues encountered by professional nurses in roles across the healthcare continuum. Emphasis will include nursing employment trends; recruitment & retention; staffing & delegation; finance/budgeting, and strategic planning. This course requires a 36 hour practicum experience. Prerequisite: BSNU 470 and meet all practicum requirements.

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We offer a generous transfer policy and credit for work experience, so you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Cohort Requirements

You must currently be a Registered Nurse to participate in this program. Prior to beginning the cohort-based online Nursing (RN to BSN) Degree, you must possess an associate degree or 60 semester hours completed with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. If you do not meet this requirement, speak with admissions about how you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Mission, Vision, and Values of the program can be viewed here: https://www.bellevue.edu/degrees/bachelor/nursing-bs/

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

  • In class or online
  • 120 total credits
  • Optional secondary education certification
  • Military Preferred Pricing*

What to Expect

Gain the key skills and knowledge you need to develop initiatives that promote better health within communities. Customize your degree with one of three emphases to align with your personal career goals: Community Health, Public Health Disaster Management, or School Health.

Curriculum

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to analyze health practices within a community, school, or unique population. Learn how to use that information to develop, implement, and monitor health plans that use innovative strategies and interventions. Plus, you’ll gain the technical, leadership, and communication skills to achieve your goals and thrive in a variety of professional settings.

  • BI 201 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

    This course introduces basic concepts, anatomical terminology, cell structure and function and histology, followed by an in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems of the human body: Integumentary, arthrology, muscular, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. A mandatory laboratory component supports and amplifies the lecture material and allows the student to study microscopic anatomy on slides and to perform dissection on representative animal models. An online component allows the student to practice course content with additional exercises. Prerequisites: BI 100 is required for Biology majors, strongly recommended for Health Science majors.

  • PHE 210 Understanding Health Research (3 credits)

    The focus of this course is on the consumption of healthcare research and the application of evidence-based practice for healthcare professionals. This course introduces types of research methodologies, data collection, analysis of data, and the interpretation and application of best practices in healthcare settings.

  • PHE 330 Epidemiology (3 credits)

    This course is essential for public health educators in a variety of settings This course focuses on the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, health conditions or events among a population with emphasis on current health problems and issues as it relates to real life application to address public health programs and health policy.

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We offer a generous transfer policy and credit for work experience, so you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Master of Healthcare Administration

  • Online
  • 36 total credits
  • Accelerated cohort format

What to Expect

Learn to navigate the complexities of leading a healthcare organization while ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to patients. Our degree program aligns with the skills and competencies outlined by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance, helping you obtain real-world skills to move you forward. Designed in an accelerated cohort format, this program will fit your schedule as a working professional, while helping you advance into a leadership position. You will move through the program with a group of talented peers in a fully online program, saving you time as you work to advance your career.

Curriculum

Gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to improve managerial practices and develop strategies to address leadership issues in healthcare settings. You’ll also learn how to communicate effectively to facilitate organizational goals as well as apply human resource management principles. Plus, you’ll learn how to assess health information and apply it to your management goals. When you graduate, you will be prepared for a leadership role within any healthcare organization.

  • MHA 603 Health Information Technology and Administration (4 credits)

    This course introduces students to the integration and application of health information technology (HIT) for improved organizational and patient outcomes. The course focuses on current changes for state and federal mandates for HIT, leadership and administration of HIT, as well as specific HIT applications for individual healthcare organizations and patient care modalities. Prerequisite: Cohort courses must be taken in order.

  • MHA 627 Legal, Ethical, and Compliance Issues (4 credits)

    This course examines the multitude of laws, legal entities and compliance issues associated with administration within healthcare organizations. The complexity of ethical issues, both administrative and biomedical, is discussed in various applied medical settings. Prerequisite: Cohort courses must be taken in order.

  • MHA 674 Strategic Management for Healthcare Organizations (4 credits)

    The application of strategic management principles for leading healthcare organizations is the focus of this course. Emphasis is placed on aligning resources with strategic organizational outcomes. Students will conduct an internal and external analysis of their healthcare organization in order to make recommendations regarding its competitive position and opportunity for improved performance. Prerequisite: Cohort courses must be taken in order.

Admissions

We are committed to helping you pursue your degree and achieve your career goals. We understand that you may have some questions or concerns about going back to school and we're here to help make it seamless for you.

Master’s Requirements

Students who want to enroll in a graduate degree program will be eligible to apply if they have earned a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university. Students also need to have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor’s degree or have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in previous graduate-level coursework earned toward the graduate degree.

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Working Students

Balance learning with your life commitments.

As a working professional with a busy schedule, you already have a lot on your plate. But with access to convenient learning options, you can still make earning a degree happen for you.

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Financial savings and support—save more on your degree at one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in the country by getting credit for your previous college and work experience

Supportive and flexible learning—access the resources needed to help you be successful

Accelerated and seamless transfer—speed up your time to graduation by applying the credits you have toward the career you want

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Transfer Students

Use more of the credits you’ve earned to accelerate your career.

Move your education forward without repeating courses. At Bellevue University, you can transfer your entire associate degree – even your A.A.S. – toward a bachelor’s degree.**

See how your credits transfer.

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No repeating courses—receive credit for all college courses you've taken (from any area of study) from an accredited institution.**

No transfer fees or application fees—available for community college students from partner schools

A faster path to graduation—complete your bachelor’s in an accelerated cohort program

See how your credits transfer.

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Military Students

Founded by military for military. We support your service to our country.

Whether you’re seeking to advance in your service or pursue a new career, we’re here to guide you there. As a leading military-friendly institution, our resources are devoted to better serving your needs as a veteran or active-duty military student in the pursuit of your degree. 

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Military-preferred tuition savings—$250 per credit hour available to active-duty military and spouses for more than 25 bachelor’s degrees*

Military Veteran Service Center—work with staff who have been there and benefit from career counseling, mentoring and housing assistance resources

Accelerated degree options—designed for active-duty military seeking a path to advancement made for their lifestyle

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High School Students

Benefit from a close-knit campus experience.

Start the path to pursuing your degree at a campus that offers much more than an enriching academic environment. Choose from many opportunities to get involved in student life.

Want to learn more or schedule a campus visit?

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Join a student organization or a Bellevue University Bruins athletic team

Benefit from our student housing and meal plan options

Work with our full-service financial aid team and apply for freshman-focused scholarships

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I balance working full-time and going back to school?

    Bellevue University offers many flexible learning options designed with students just like you in mind. In fact, our experience developing learning experiences for working students goes back to our founding in 1966, which allows us to better understand these needs and innovate solutions.

  • What kind of technical support do you offer?

    All our students have access to the Service Desk for hardware or software support during extended hours of operation seven days a week, via phone, email and online. Online library resources, tutorials and tools are available 24/7.

  • How can I afford to go back to school?

    Cost is a major factor for many interested in pursuing a college degree. But cost is only a baseline amount, and there are ways to make your education more affordable. From generous transfer policies and scholarships to financial aid and employer reimbursement, you have options that make your investment possible—and worth it—at Bellevue University. And we have financial and enrollment counselors that can help determine what's best for you.

  • What are your online classes like?

    Online classes give busy, working adults like you the chance to achieve a quality education, no matter where you're located or what your schedule looks like. You will receive all the same support as in-class students, with access to 24/7 library resources, small class sizes, and even online tutoring. Interact with your peers through forums and participate in an engaging online experience that immerses you in your field of study. This way you'll graduate with the same degree as students who take courses in person, all while saving time and affording yourself the flexibility you need to balance life and school.

Education built for you.

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a private, non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. We believe you deserve access to education that will enable career success in an ever-changing world. We also understand that real life can be a challenge. That's why we offer flexible learning options and support designed to work with you every step of the way.

Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).

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