This degree completion program is for students that have an associate’s degree related to health care; for example: physical therapy assistant, clinical laboratory technician, pharmacy technician, dental hygienist, respiratory therapy, as well as others. This program will complement previous coursework and work experience, providing skills, knowledge and opportunity for leadership development to enhance their career. The program will also provide broad exposure to the liberal arts through Viterbo's core curriculum (literature, history, religious studies, and fine arts). The Health Care Science Major also requires additional course work beyond the health care core in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, addiction studies). This major is part of an interdisciplinary program with the Dahl School of Business that has a common core of courses that will assist future leaders in health care settings.
The courses in this program are offered on campus in the evening and some are offered online in a seven-week block. The average time for students to complete this major is approximately two to three years, with a total of 128 college credits needed to complete the degree. In addition to the transfer credits a student will bring to this program from their two-year degree, students may receive college credit for prior life and work learning experience by completing the prior learning assessment course. This major is coordinated by the Center for Adult Learning and the curriculum is provided by the School of Letters and Sciences.