Admission Criteria

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Bachelors of Applied Technology (B.A.T.-H.S.T) Program.  This program was designed for students already holding an AAS degree in a health profession with a desire for academic and career advancement.  This degree does not prepare practitioners for professional certification in a new field. It is designed to build on a career developed at the A.A.S. level by adding skills in leadership and management, or teaching in secondary and post-secondary education. Flexibility in course selection allows students to design a meaningful degree plan that will accomplish their career enhancement goals. 

Minimum criteria to be considered for admission to the B.A.T.-H.S.T Program are:

  • Must hold an AAS degree in a health profession that includes at least 36 hours of professional health related coursework
  • Be admitted to UTRGV as a transfer student
  • Submit the B.A.T.-H.S.T. Program Application and all other required materials
    • Completed application form
    • Transcripts showing AAS degree and coursework (not photo or print outs)
    • Complete the online Change of Major request and select pre-health-service-technology.


Applications will be considered only if the packet contains all materials.    

Bring admissions packets to:

Brownsville campus BBRHB 1.101 Phone: (956) 882-5778
Edinburg campus EHABW 2.206  Phone: (956) 665-5269

Or mail to:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Health and Biomedical Sciences Department
Health Services Technology Program, Attn: Kim Garcia
1201 West University Drive
EHABW 2.206
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999