The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Health Services Technology, Bachelor of Applied Technology

The Health Services Technology program was created for allied health practitioners who already hold an AAS degree in a health profession such as Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, and other health professions. Program courses are offered in a flexible, affordable, online format to allow working healthcare professionals and those at a distance to continue their education while working. Topics of study include healthcare systems, ethics, leadership, education and more. Completion of this program will help healthcare professionals move into supervisory and entry-level management positions in their current field and prepare them for graduate programs in health science fields. Students must apply to the program and be admitted to this major. Health Services Technology is also available as a minor for students of any other major at UTRGV

Core Curriculum - 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once. The courses listed below fulfill core curriculum and major requirements. Students who have completed a core curriculum category with courses other than those listed below will still be required to take the listed course(s) to meet major requirements.

030 Life and Physical Science - 6 hours

BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are given three credit hours for the lecture componen.

090 Integrative and Experiential Learning - 6 hours

BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are given one hour credit hour for the lab component.

Major Requirements - 42 hours

 

Required Courses - 30 hours

HPRS 3301Introduction to the Evolving Healthcare System

3

HPRS 3302Medical Law/Ethics for the Health Professional

3

HPRS 3309Leading and Managing the Healthcare Team

3

HPRS 3320Patient Education in Health Sciences

3

HPRS 3324Teaching in the Health Sciences

3

HPRS 4301Introduction to Health Data Utilization

3

HPRS 4302Continuous Quality Improvement

3

HPRS 4305Public Health Concepts

3

HPRS 4309Methods in Evidenced-Based Healthcare

3

HPRS 4310Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Science

3

Prescribed Electives - 12 hours

Choose from:

HPRS 3316Nutrition Concepts for Allied Health Practitioners

3

HPRS 3313Physical and Mental Health Throughout the Lifespan

3

HPRS 3319Compliance and Risk Management for Health Science

3

HPRS 4300Pharmacology for Health Professional

3

HPRS 4312Applied Pathophysiology

3

HPRS 4315Health Disparities

3

HPRS 4316Applied Medical Microbiology

3

HPRS 4320Border Health Issues

3

HPRS 4330Independent Study

3

HPRS 4334Issues and Trends in Health Care

3

Other – 36 Hours

An Applied Associates Degree or Equivalent Associate Degree in a Health Field is required. The hours for the AAS will apply to this bachelor’s degree. See program admission, progression and graduation requirements for more information. 

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements required for this program beyond university admission requirements.

  1. Students are required to have an AAS degree in a health-related field or equivalent with 36 hours in related course work.
  2. Students must apply to the program and be accepted to be eligible for the Health Services Technology major.