• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Fall: August 1; Spring: December 15
  • Campus
  • Department
    Math, Science and Technology

The Bachelor of Science of Applied Health (BSAH) is an integrated four-year baccalaureate degree program delivered via distance education. The program includes a liberal education core curriculum, clinical occupational field knowledge, and a management component. The curriculum combines the tools and experiences necessary to provide leadership in the changing health care arena and in entrepreneurial health care settings where clinical expertise is valued.

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Transferring Credits

Want to know how your previous college credits will transfer before you apply? Request an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts by one of our professional advisors. Fill out the form below with your major and the semester you'd like to start, and attach your transcripts. Please allow 5–7 business days for your transfer evaluation. UMC accepts all transfer credits that come from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transfer Evaluation Request

Sample Courses

The degree requires 120 total credits, with 81 within the major. Here are some courses you might take.

  • HI 3020 – Introduction to Health Information Systems (3 cr)
  • HSM 3200 – Health Care Leadership and Planning (4 cr)
  • HSM 3240 – Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (4 cr)
  • HSM 3250 – Performance Improvement in Health Care (3 cr)
  • HSM 4210 – Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4 cr)
  • HSM 4212 – Regulatory Management (3 cr)

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Career Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a faster increase for medical and health services managers than the average for all occupations. "As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff in all areas of the industry."

The BSAH degree at the University of Minnesota Crookston prepares students to assume management positions in a wide range of health care settings, including:

  • Allied health agencies (e.g., American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Lung Association)
  • Community-based and home health agencies
  • Government regulatory agencies
  • Health insurance and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Medical equipment and supply companies
  • Nursing facilities, extended care, and assisted living facilities
  • Public health departments and social service agencies

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.


Read the descriptions carefully to determine which fees may apply to you.

Students enrolled in 0.5 or more credits at UMC pay a $250 UMC Campus Fee each semester. The Crookston Campus Fee helps to fund technological infrastructure and student academic support including advisors, tutoring, library, career counseling, and accessibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu