Bachelor of Applied Technology - Health Sciences Technology Program

The Bachelor of Applied Technology - Health Sciences Technology program was created to facilitate completion of a Bachelor's degree for allied health practitioners with an AAS degree in the least amount of time at a reasonable cost. Topics of study include leadership, management and teaching​. The program is offered online via the UTRGV Blackboard delivery system to allow maximum flexibility for working students and those at a distance.

Thanh Luong

Thanh Luong 
BAT HST Class of 2017, 
MS Health Sciences
Class of 2019


  • To provide a high quality online educational program that meets the needs of working healthcare professionals across varied health care disciplines;
  • To prepare graduates who will realize their full potential as members of the healthcare team;
  •  To develop future healthcare leaders with the characteristics and skills for success including problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication and lifelong learning;
  •  To encourage community involvement and service learning;
  •  To be a vital part of the university that respects the dignity of each learner and addresses the health care needs of a culturally diverse community.

Learn more about careers in healthcare management. 

New: Health Services Technology is now available as a minor.

Get the HST minor program of study here.

Concurrent Enrollment in UTHealth Graduate Program is Available for BAT HST Majors

UTRGV is excited to offer our College of Science and College of Health Professions undergraduate students a new accelerated program. Our school is collaborating with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, also known as UTHealth, to provide the new accelerated curriculum in both Public Health and Biomedical Informatics.

As opposed to the traditional four years of undergraduate work and two years of graduate study, you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. By overlapping graduate curriculum with your current undergraduate courses, you can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a graduate certificate at the same time. Students then have the option to continue their studies and earn an accelerated Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics. 

Both programs offer online or in-person instruction that can be completed in the RGV. Additionally, UTHealth has a local Program Manager to provide advising support for UTRGV students both interested in and enrolled in the accelerated program.

In order to be considered, UTRGV College of Science and College of Health Professions students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work
  • Must have at least 72 semester credit hours satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in the program
  • Must be in good standing at UTRGV

Deadlines for program admission are: Spring - October 1st.  Summer - February 1st and Fall - June 1st. If you meet the above criteria and would like additional information, you may contact the UTH Program Manager Jeanette L. Broshears at 956-755-0678 or by email at