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From guiding patients through treatment plans or major surgery to helping people regain their ability to manage daily tasks, health care professionals continuously strive to keep others living their best lives possible.

Healthcare is a booming career field, with the employment of medical and health services professionals growing by a projected 10 to 15 percent faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it one of the highest growth industries in the entire world.

Whether you are interested in being involved in the operations of a healthcare business environment, helping others maintain wellness through a healthy lifestyle, or gaining the additional skills needed to advance your career in healthcare, Athens State University can help!


  • Prepares students for careers in management and leadership in today’s challenging healthcare industry
  • Gain business skills with topics such as healthcare policy and management to accounting and finance and study its pertinence in the healthcare industry
  • Gain a strong foundation on the basic biomechanical and physiological principles associated with human movement and the basic wellness concepts conducive to healthy lifestyles
  • Graduates will have the skills and competencies to pursue graduate studies or gain employment in a variety of health, fitness, sports medicine, and public safety career fields
  • Designed primarily for nursing professionals or for those certified in allied health fields such as dental hygiene, medical records, medical terminology, health physics, or animal health technology to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • Provides the skills and competencies necessary to analyze core elements of healthcare policies and develop effective strategies to ensure that high-quality health care is provided
  • Designed to build leadership, management, and administrative skills for students who are allied health professionals or who are licensed in a health professional discipline, such as nursing, physical therapy, radiography, paramedics, and respiratory therapy
  • Prepares graduates for entry-level to mid-level leadership and administrative positions in a full array of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, medical practices, and home health care agencies

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Job Growth

Data derived for Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Specialists from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 10-year national job growth from 2016 to 2026; national median annual salary is for 2018

Why Choose Athens State University?

If you have existing college credit, Athens State is the perfect solution to finish what you started!

Personalized Support

Earn a degree from an institution with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you get personalized attention and support all along the way

Incredible Value

As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for your investment

Completion College

As an upper-division institution, your goal is our goal – we focus on helping you finish what you started, advance your career, and meet your personal goals

Expert Faculty

Learn from the best and brightest – faculty members who know what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in a competitive job market

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Athens State University was founded in 1822, making it the oldest continuously-operated institute of higher learning in the state of Alabama. Offering over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options, in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible, and high-quality options for all learners.

Athens State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Classes Begin:
May 18, 2020

Athens State University | Your University. Your Way.
300 N. Beaty Street | Athens, Alabama 35611
(256) 233-8100

Late Registration Ends:
May 26, 2020