Bachelor of Health Science

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Bachelor of Health Science

The Allied Health Department offers an online Bachelor of Health Science degree with majors in Health Services Administration and Medical Imaging.  These two options are designed to enhance the skills and marketability of health science associate degree graduates, and also serves as an excellent preparation for those individuals who wish to continue on to a graduate program.

 In addition to an associate degree in Allied Health, these majors have special admission requirements.  To find out more information regarding the special admission requirements, click here 

Clinical Laboratory Science

Washburn University offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS). The CLS program, through its partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is a well-established program that combines a strong curriculum with a clinical component that prepares individuals to sit for the ASCP national certification examinations as Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientists. The CLS program has recently been reactivated to meet the growing demand for Certified Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientists in Northeast Kansas and beyond.

Health Services Administration

Healthcare is one of the most dynamic fields in the business world. There is a need for qualified managers within the health care field.  Regulatory issues, policy, technology, and financial issues are constantly changing within healthcare.  The Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) in Health Services Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills for healthcare management and leadership. Students pursuing the baccalaureate degree in Health Services Administration take advanced coursework in healthcare management and related healthcare issues which increases their marketability for administrative positions at graduation. Students apply to the BHS program by February 1st each year, and candidates who are accepted begin in the subsequent Fall semester.

Medical Imaging

There is an increasing need for qualified medical imaging technologists.  The completion of a baccalaureate degree with advanced imaging credentials make graduates even more marketable for employment opportunities in the medical imaging field. The medical imaging option allows students to choose from four concentrations: (see each program for specific requirements)

Computed Tomography

Graduates of this program are able to become board certified in Computer Tomography (CT). They will have the conceptual knowledge of CT Physics, Cross-sectional anatomy, CT protocols, and CT pathology to use in the clinical setting. The CT technologist will be able to perform CT procedures from the basic CT Head to assisting the radiologist with interventional CT. To be eligible for admission, a candidate must be ARRT certified in (R), (T) or (N: ARRT or NMTCB), or be registry eligible. Second year radiography students in an accredited program may request to enroll in selected courses.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Graduates of this program utilize high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce images of organs and systems of the body in a non-invasive and painless way to identify the presence or absence of disease.  There are three areas of concentration which leads to a certificate in either Cardiac, Vascular or General Sonography.  Students may choose to complete more than one certificate option.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

A registered technologist employed in magnetic resonance or MR does not work with radiation energy, but generates images through the interaction of magnetic fields and radio waves with body tissues. A MR technologist provides optimal patient care while working with digital technology. All applicants must be registered in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy or Sonography.

Radiation Therapy

Graduates of this imaging specialty program provide therapeutic radiation treatments to cancer patients.  Radiation Therapists may also be involved in simulation, dosimetry, and treatment planning.  To be eligible for admission, a candidate must be a graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology Program and possess the professional designation of RT(R).