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Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences

Earn an associate of applied science degree in health sciences

Southwest Baptist University's Associate of Applied Science in Health Science (AASHS) program offers a comprehensive and flexible curriculum that allows students to pursue a successful career in healthcare. From medical writing to clinical and medical research to health education, graduates from the ASHS program are prepared to support health systems in a range of capacities.

The faculty at Southwest Baptist University are highly-regarded for their advanced degrees in the discipline and their enthusiasm for content and teaching students to excel. They provide close monitoring and guidance in the online atmosphere, are proficient in the use of technology, and actively support student advising and successful learning outcomes. With the help of knowledgeable faculty, students are able to gain a thorough understanding of the healthcare industry and develop a deeper appreciation for the importance of healthcare.


(The health sciences programs offer convenient scheduling for students already in the workforce through 8-week block online courses.)

Contact Admissions

(417) 447-8672

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The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking. 

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

Lauren Hargus
"I cannot say enough good things about my professors at SBU. To have individuals who are not only wanting to help you grow in the classroom, but also care about you as a person and are willing to listen and pray with you through different struggles was the biggest blessing. I never felt like a number at SBU."
Lauren Hargus, ASR '16, BSHS '17
Sonographer at Phelps Health