Applied Health

Bachelor of Applied Health (BAH)

Further your healthcare and clinical career with a bachelor's degree in Applied Health from the University of Minnesota Crookston. This program is designed to enhance your management and leadership skills in the dynamic field of healthcare. We deliver this program online and it can be taken anywhere, anytime to fit your busy lifestyle.

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Key Features

Key Features

See what some of our students are saying about us...

“After lots of research I kept coming back to UMC. There were so many positive things I had heard about their online programs and I loved that UMC could take all my previous schooling and apply it to an Applied Health degree.”

“I chose the U of M because it has a great online program for me that works my schedule especially with being a new Mom.”

“Since its has been many years from last time in college, the first semester was refreshing. I chose U of M Crookston because of their transferable credits in case of relocating or moving in states or internationally.”

“I chose UMC because it was fitting for my life having a family and working full time. It is manageable and affordable. I have already learned from just this first chapter.”

  • Flexible - Convenient for working adults and part-time students.
  • Practical - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 22% increase for medical and health services managers from 2010 and 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Web Based - We deliver this program online and can be taken anywhere, anytime to fit your busy lifestyle. Earn a degree without leaving the comfort of your own home!
  • Dynamic - Opportunities to connect with other students, qualified faculty, and health care professionals.
  • Allied Health Focused - Program builds on your clinical associate's degree.
  • Transfer Friendly - Professional advisors evaluate student transcripts and provide students with a complete pre-evaluation.
  • Accreditation - The University of Minnesota Crookston is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).

Program Requirements & Curriculum

Program Requirements & Curriculum

To view the current Applied Health (BAH) curriculum, visit our catalog site:

View Applied Health curriculum

Careers

Careers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the following: “Medical and health services managers also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct and coordinate medical health services. They might manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. The median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in May 2010.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 22% increase for medical and health services managers from 2010 and 2020, faster 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 Bachelor of Applied Health 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 (i.e. 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

Student Stories

Student Stories

Ashley RosierAshley Rosier is a 2015 graduate with a degree in the Bachelor of Applied Health (BAH). After growing up in Minnesota, the U of M was the first place Ashley looked when she decided to further her education. “Getting a degree from the U is like a rite of passage, choosing the BAH degree online was a no brainer!” Read more of the article here.


See what some of our students are saying about us...

“After lots of research I kept coming back to UMC. There were so many positive things I had heard about their online programs and I loved that UMC could take all my previous schooling and apply it to an Applied Health degree.”

“I chose the U of M because it has a great online program for me that works my schedule especially with being a new Mom.”

“Since its has been many years from last time in college, the first semester was refreshing. I chose U of MCrookston because of their transferable credits in case of relocating or moving in states or internationally.”

“I chose UMC because it was fitting for my life having a family and working full time. It is manageable and affordable. I have already learned from just this first chapter.”

Applied Health Internships

Applied Health Internships

Health Management/Applied Health internship is a 10 week field experience under direction of a supervisor in a health care organization or agency. The program is designed to engage students in a variety of projects and activities in a professional organization and match organizational need with a student’s interests and abilities.

Benefits to Employers

The internship program is designed to engage students in a variety of projects and activities in a professional organization and match organizational need with a student’s interests and abilities.

Employers can benefit through the internship as a cost effective screening process and training for potential recruits, an opportunity to select, train, and influence the brightest and best, a chance for training and development for managers and mentors, and enlist additional project assistance. Internships provide a source for fresh and diverse talent along with new ideas and insight. The University of Minnesota Crookston can assist with HIPAA training to provide students with guidelines promoting an understanding and compliance with applicable health information, privacy and security laws, rules and regulations.

Affiliation agreements between the health care organization and the University can be arranged to outline shared goals of education and the desire to facilitate a relationship for the purpose of providing educational experiences. The University also can assist with background checks and proof of immunizations.

Benefits of Student Internship Experience

Students benefit through the internship as a professional work experience and incorporate the learning in class in a real world setting.

Suggested internship experiences include:

  • Engaging in projects/activities in a health care setting that reflect work as a professional such as budget development, policy/procedure development, performance improvement, information technology, marketing, developing business plans, community education, scheduling and acuity systems.
  • Taking part in a special project of a longer duration such as assisting with the annual budget process, market research, resource allocation, or quality improvement.
  • Attend appropriate meetings to gain a broader understanding of the organization.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the health care organization and its structure by spending an appropriate amount of time in every department depending on the organization’s complexity and size.
  • Provide opportunities to enhance communication skills and real-world interactions in a professional environment.
  • Enhance learning through application and demonstrated professionalism.

Health Care Internship Resources

Applied Health Advisory Board

Applied Health Advisory Board

Program Improvement Advisory Committee members for the Health Management/Applied Health programs at the University of Minnesota Crookston serve a critical role in the implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of our educational programs. The membership is comprised of people with diverse backgrounds and interests, including representatives from educational and health care organizations.

View current advisory board members

The UMC Online Advantage

The UMC Online Advantage

Personal, Prestigious 

Earn a prestigious University of Minnesota degree in an affordable, close-knit campus setting. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most esteemed. As a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system, the U of M, Online offers access to world-class teaching, learning and research resources, as well as enhanced internship and undergraduate research opportunities. As a graduate, your diploma features one of the most respected names in higher education.

Individual Attention and Mentorship

You expect an education that not only focuses on your needs but also allows your talent and interests to shine through. The dedicated faculty and staff at the U of M, Online serve as true mentors, offering prompt personalized attention catered to an online learner. You will have the opportunity to communicate with advisers and other students by participating in discussions, and other interactive tools to give you an exceptional educational experience.

A Technological Edge 

The University of Minnesota, Online allows you to learn anywhere, anytime. You will have the flexibility to access your courses 24/7 without having to worry about leaving work or home to get to class. The U of M, Online utilizes a broad variety of technological tools that make learning online easy! Employers consistently report that the U of M, Online graduates they hire are extremely well prepared for the demands of today's technological workplace.

Global Perspectives

As a University of Minnesota, Online student, you have the opportunity to study abroad! The U of M, Online through the Crookston campus has made it a priority to promote an understanding of diversity and global perspectives and to offer you the resources, programs and activities necessary for you to succeed in today's global economy. Our international recruitment efforts bring students from more than 20 countries, and our Study Abroad program offers more than 300 opportunities for you to study in 67 different countries. There are also numerous cultural activities and clubs to participate in. We offer many ways for you to expand your worldview, gain international experience, and make connections with people from across the globe.

Applied Learning and Internships 

Learn and do! Online learners have the opportunity to participate in hands on internships. Our internship programs give you the chance to practice the principles and theories you've learned in your courses and make contacts with potential employers that are near you. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is also available to all students and allows online learners to design and conduct research as an undergraduate!

No Out-of-State Tuition and Transfer-Friendly

The U of M, Crookston is the affordable choice for anyone! Whether you live just across the border, across the country or on the other side of the ocean, you pay the same as those who live in Minnesota. We offer an incredible value that's also extremely transfer-friendly. Our staff will work with you to make sure your credits count. Our faculty advisers will personally talk with you about career goals, degree interests and review your records to develop a plan, and our transfer specialist will help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Excellent Job Placement

The Crookston campus has a reputation for a job placement rate of more than 93% for students in their field of study within six months of graduation. Some programs on our campus have even a higher rate of placement.

Online Faculty

Online Faculty

Teaching Specialist
Leader (With Faculty Rank), Lecturer
(218) 281-8371
L.N.H.A., M.B.A., R.N.
Teaching Specialist
J.D., M.H.A.
Assistant Professor
(218) 281-8279
M.B.A., M.H.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(218) 281-8202
Ph.D.

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