Health Science Degree Programs

Join The Fast Growth Field of Health Services When You Get Your Degree From Hodges U

Find Your Purpose with a Health Science Degree

Are You Fascinated By the Human Body and How It Works? Do you have an interest in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or Healthcare? If so, your path should include a degree in Health Sciences.

Our Health Sciences Pathway is designed for working adults and will prepare you for a future you can build upon better than any other college or university in Southwest Florida. Why? Because we are embedded in the community and understand what businesses in our area need in graduates from our programs. We customize our health science programs to fit the needs of the employers who will be looking to hire you upon graduation. Our class size is small at 14:1, and you’ll receive the individual attention you need to achieve educational success.

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Get Started in Health Sciences

Where you start depends on where you are in your health career. Our admissions advisors will help you determine the best course for your Health Sciences Degree Program based on your prior experience, prior education, and your educational goals.

Hodges University’s Health Sciences Pathway has been designed to meet you where you are and provide the foundation for you to succeed in your career goals. We’ve devised our Health Sciences program around working adults, and we offer the courses you need to propel you forward on campus, online, and through our blended approach.

Small class size average of 14:1 allows you to receive the individual attention you need to fully comprehend the subject matter and achieve the degree necessary to help you on your pathway to achievement. Our health sciences program provides the knowledge and skills required to enroll into more advanced graduate and clinical programs. We have designed our programs to set you up with the general education, general health studies, and health science courses you need for success in your field. With a degree in health sciences from Hodges, you can continue to a graduate level or pursue employment in the medical field.

You will experience the success you demand with a Health Sciences Degree from Hodges U.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.1199

Why Specialize in a Certain Concentration?

  • The Biology specialty:  Are you interested in genetics counseling, biological research, or evolutionary biology? Would you like to teach biology or be a government scientist?  Then the Biology pathway is the one for you! The Biology concentration will prepare you for professional and graduate programs and careers in any biological field.
  • The Medical specialty:  Would you like to be a doctor, dentist, or veterinarian? Then you should concentrate on the Medical pathway.  This specialization will provide you with the necessary coursework for advanced graduate and clinical programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and pharmacy.
  • The Physician Assistant specialty:  If you are preparing for a career as a Physician Assistant, this specialty will set you on the right path!  You will receive the necessary prerequisite coursework required by most physician assistant programs in Florida as well as that required for other graduate programs and/or certificate programs that qualify you to seek employment in science-related fields such as research technician or technologist.

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences

If you already have an Associate Degree in Health Sciences or are currently working in the medical field, Hodges University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is the healthcare pathway for you. The BS in Health Services program offers a variety of courses, in a combination of methods that will allow you to advance in your career and graduate early. Plus, we also teach in an environment that allows for practical, hands-on instruction. Technology in our classrooms is far above what state schools can offer, with key science courses taught by full-time faculty

You’ll be ready to take on a graduate studies program in your particular healthcare area of interest. Physician Assistant, Technologists and more may require additional coursework for certification, and our programs get you ready for the next step.

Designed For Your Success

At Hodges U, the Bachelor of Sciences in Health Science degree program is our most flexible, offering three specialties to help focus your education and career goals. This pathway is designed to provide you with science and general education foundations, such as an understanding of the U.S. Healthcare System and basic lab skills, that will set you up for success as you move into more advanced graduate and clinical programs.

Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science Degrees in Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program does not have any prerequisites other than submitting your application to Hodges U to begin the program.

And, when you transfer from another college or university, we will apply transfer credits you may have earned toward your Bachelor’s Degree. Plus, if you’ve already started your Associate Degree at Hodges, those credits transfer over seamlessly!

We work hard to make it as easy as possible for you to begin and succeed when you choose the Health Science Pathway at Hodges University.

The Healthcare System Isn’t Going Anywhere!

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs* and graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will enjoy jobs and salaries like:

  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep – $47,314 – $111,918
  • Research Associate –  $35,713 – $74,798
  • Dental Technician – $24,273 – $71,703
  • Health Informatics Specialist – $41,061 – $91,383
  • Health Educator – $31,581 – $60,353

 

(All wage information gathered from www.payscale.com)

Associate of Arts in Health Sciences

You’ve Got to Start Somewhere – So Start Here!

The healthcare industry is growing. There are opportunities in your town, across the nation, and around the world.  

While earning your Associate in Arts degree, you can tailor your 24 elective credits with a focus on health sciences. This customized degree will prepare you for your first job in the healthcare industry and set you on the right path to pursue your bachelor’s degree in health sciences at Hodges University or move on to other clinical programs.  

Entry-level Healthcare Jobs:

  • Home Health Aide – $12,314 – $47,873
  • Medical Receptionist – $19,793 – $42,543
  • Medical Billing Specialist – $28,314 – $51,470
  • Medical Collections Clerk – $24,328 – $50,538
  • Pharmacy Technician – $19,577 – $49,050

All wage information gathered from www.payscale.com.

The Hodges University Difference

Why Hodges U?

At Hodges University, we offer a variety of day and evening classes, in a variety of formats. Face-to-face courses are paired with online courses and optional self-paced courses to create customized pathways designed for your success.

At Hodges U, we are committed to your success, and that’s why our programs are designed to meet you where you are. This way, we can help you succeed by identifying the best pathway for your individual educational goals.

The School of Health Sciences

Welcome to Hodges University School of Health Sciences. Whether you are a new or continuing student, or someone looking for a place to further your educational experience, Hodges University offers some of the most exceptional programs designed to fit your individual needs. As dean of the School of Health Sciences, I want to congratulate you on pursuing your educational journey. It is our honor to assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals for the future.


The Healthcare field is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and the demand for qualified healthcare professionals has never been higher. The School of Health Sciences at Hodges University provides many high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the exciting and professional world of healthcare.  

Hodges University offers the first-time student, as well as the seasoned professional, an environment aimed to foster success, such as:

  • We treat you as an individual. Class sizes are small so that each student can receive individual attention from faculty.
  • Students requiring additional support with writing or study skills have a variety of services readily available at no additional cost.
  • All faculty are experienced practitioners who hold appropriate academic credentials in their fields and have or are currently working in their areas of expertise.
  • All faculty hold regular office hours and are available to meet with you in person or by telephone when you need it most.
  • A variety of flexible delivery formats including day, evening, and online classes, as well as accelerated programs to speed graduation.


Hodges’ School of Health Sciences is offering Heartsaver® CPR AED and Heartcode® BLS certification programs in a blended format. Individuals may take the Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartcode® BLS lessons online at their own pace before scheduling an instructor-led skills practice and testing session at Hodges. Upon successful completion of the skills practice and testing sessions, students will receive a Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartcode® BLS card that is valid for two years.

Students in the Heartsaver® CPR AED course will learn how to recognize when someone is in need of CPR and how CPR can increase survival rates, how to administer CPR on adults and children, and experience using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Heartcode® BLS certification is designed for healthcare professionals. Depending on the need, an in-facility or pre-hospital track may be selected.

To learn more about the program, view testing dates, schedule an American Heart Association online course or practice and test session at Hodges, visit https://hu.formstack.com/forms/cpr_bls. For more information, contact Maria Vacca at mvacca@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6285.

Join us at Hodges and advance your career in the health care field. Choosing to enroll in programs of study within the Health School will help you to develop compassion for your fellow man/woman and the necessary skills and knowledge to transfer your compassion into tangible results.

William M. Griz, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health Sciences

 

Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

Amy Saada - MPA Graduate

Why I Chose Hodges
My passion for helping others and desire to advance into a management position led me to enroll at Hodges. I chose Hodges because it allowed me to balance work, family and school, and with the school in close proximity to my home, I had the flexibility of both online and on-campus course options.

How I Succeeded at Hodges
At the time, I was a single parent, working full time with a full school schedule. That was challenging. I would read my textbooks to my son as bedtime stories, be up all hours of the night researching and writing papers, and lived on limited sleep with no social life for two years, but I have absolutely no regrets.

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