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Change may be the only constant in today’s healthcare world. You can change the trajectory of your career and shape the evolution of healthcare with our bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences Leadership and Development. Do you aspire to lead? Want to teach within your profession? Our unique bachelor’s degree completion program enables professionals with an associate degree in any healthcare field to build on their existing degree to earn a bachelor’s degree in just two years. There are two tracks to choose from: Leadership or Education.


  • Bachelor of Science completion degree for healthcare professionals with an associate degree in any healthcare discipline
  • Developed for working professionals 
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in just two years 
  • Maximum, seamless transferability of associate degree credits 
  • Prepare for a leadership or teaching position in your healthcare profession
  • Flexible online program with full-time and part-time options; includes an internship 
  • Offers a path to graduate education 
  • Fast, seamless application for Atrium Health teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges: NO fees, essay or references required
  • Class topics include: interprofessional team dynamics, professional communication, leadership, healthcare management, diversity, current trends, legal and ethical issues impacting healthcare quality and compliance, teammate education and development


Provide progressive, exemplary education for the purpose of developing future leaders in healthcare. 

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Leadership and Development program are:

  • To educate and prepare allied health professionals for expanded roles in leadership and workforce development.
  • To provide multiple pathways for allied health professionals to obtain master’s level education.

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate the roles of the interprofessional healthcare team.
  • Effectively communicate in the professional environment.
  • Practice diverse leadership skills appropriate to the profession.
  • Implement best practice decision-making strategies to effectively oversee clinical staff or clinical students.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to adapt to the current trends in healthcare.
  • Evaluate legal and ethical behaviors in the healthcare setting.
  • Interpret quality and compliance measures associated with healthcare delivery.
  • Apply best practices in workforce education and development.

Testimonial quote

“Working a full-time job while pursuing my bachelor’s degree wasn’t necessarily easy, but I was able to fit my education in around the rest of my life. I completed my degree just in time to be considered for a manager position at the new cardiac imaging center! Having my bachelor’s degree has opened up multiple potential career paths for me, and I am excited to see where it takes me!”

Chris Strylowski, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT), ‘20
Bachelor of Science