Health Services Technology (BAT)

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The B.A.T. Health Services Technology prepares individuals for leadership positions in health services, education, vocational, corporate training, and consulting and other highly marketable fields.

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About Program

  • Complete in as few as 36 months
  • 42 general education credit hours + 36 AAS Degree credit hours + 42 major credit hours

This degree 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 should allow students to design a meaningful degree plan that will accomplish their career enhancement goals.


Natural Sciences

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

Social and Behavioral Sciences

SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
PSYC 2301 General Psychology


B – AAS Degree in health related field – 36 HOURS

C – Health Services Professional Core – 30 HOURS

HPRS 3301 Introduction to the Evolving Healthcare System
HPRS 3302 Medical Law/Ethics for the Healthcare Professional
HPRS 3309 Leading and Managing the Healthcare Team
HPRS 3316 Nutrition Concepts for Allied Health Practitioners
HPRS 3320 Patient Education in Health Sciences
HPRS 3324 Teaching in the Health Sciences
HPRS 4301 Introduction to Health Data Utilization
HPRS 4302 Continuous Quality Improvement
HPRS 4312 Applied Pathophysiology
HPRS 4334 Issues and Trends in Health Care

D – Health Services technology Electives – 12 HOURS

Must be 3000 or 4000 level

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-882-8983 or 888-882-4026 or email

Factors for review will include:

  • Class Rank
  • Prior College Hours
  • College Entrance Exams (SAT/ACT)
  • Rigor of High School Courses Completed
  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • Career Goals

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Program Contact

Kim Garcia
Lecturer III
Health & Biomedical Sciences
Office: EHABW 1144A
Phone: 956-665-4781