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B.A.T. Health Services Technology

This degree completion program, offered by the University of Texas at Brownsville, is designed for graduates of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in the Allied Health and Nursing fields. Students can take 16 of the courses toward the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Services Technology.


  1. Completion of an AAS degree, its prerequisites, or equivalent as approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at an accredited Community College, Technical College, or equivalent entity in most allied health and nursing fields;
  2. Completion of the General Education Core requirements; and
  3. Completion of 36 hours of upper level courses which include 21 hours of the Bachelor of Applied Technology Health Services Core and 15 hours of Electives. These electives can be drawn from the HST offerings or any elective that is approved by the program Advisor. Elective credit by examination is available for advance certifications in Allied Health and Nursing specialties.

General Education Core (48 hours- some courses offered online*)
Health Services Core (21 hours - offered online)
Health Services Electives (15 hours - offered online)
AAS Technical Credit (up to 36 hours)
Minimum Semester Credit Hours - 120 hours

*Some online general education courses are offered at UTB. Check with the program Advisor prior to registering for any of these courses to ensure they apply toward the program.

This degree is not designed to prepare practitioners for professional certification in a new field. It is designed to build on a career developed at the AAS 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.

BAT-HST Health Services Core

Sixteen (48 hours) of the program courses will be offered online. Choose seven courses (21 hours) to fulfill the Health Services Core. The additional courses can be taken as electives. Each course is three semester credit hours and all courses are offered by UT Brownsville.
Health Services Core Courses


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