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About the Applied Health Sciences 2+2 Degree Program

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Advance your Health Science Career at UNK

UNK’s new 2+2 program allows Health Science professionals to advance their degrees and move up in their careers.

At UNK, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Sciences in a flexible way that works for your schedule, whether online, on campus or blended. You can also design your own program, choosing classes that fit your career goals.

The Applied Health Sciences 2+2 program offers degree completion for professionals with an associate degree in health-related fields. A seamless and easy transition is made possible by applying your entire associate degree towards the program. This option is great for career advancement and workforce development.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science – Applied Health Sciences:

Students can transfer up to 66 credit hours from a successfully completed Associate Degree program in a health-related field including: Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Nursing, Health Sciences, and others as approved.

Students will work with a Health Science Advisor to develop an individualized program of study for completion of the Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Sciences, and must complete all general studies requirements prescribed by UNK.

Students must successfully complete 40 hours of upper division electives as part of their program, with no more than 24 credits in any one discipline or subject.

A minimum of 32 semester hours must be UNK credits.

For more information, contact:

Peggy Abels, Director of Health Sciences

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Online Applied Health Sciences 2+2 Degree Program

As an online Applied Health Sciences 2+2 student at UNK, you'll receive a quality and affordable education as well as the same degree as our on-campus students. Request Info Student Resources Online Curriculum

Applied Health Sciences 2+2 Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Applied Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science


Great Value

UNK is the most affordable Nebraska university and most students receive significant financial aid

Brittany Zimmerman

"I saw where my parents were and the mistakes they made with their life."  "I wanted to be able to make my family better. I wanted to be the person my siblings could look up to, because they had no one else to look up to."

"My whole thought process through all my education – middle school, high school, college – was always a part of that. I never wasn’t thinking about how excited I was to go to college, to be able to get a degree, to be able to be on my own, to be something better than what was put in front of me in the first place."

Brittany Zimmerman

Health Sciences

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