Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies

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Complete coursework 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Transfer up to 90 credits from a combination of 2 year and 4 year institutions

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Complete in fewer than 3 years with transfer credits

One degree.
Endless opportunities to influence health care.

Like the human body, allied health care is made up of diverse functions that support our overall wellness. With Rider University’s online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies (BSAHS) program, you can build on your current experience by learning to facilitate services designed to encourage a better quality of life for individuals and communities.

When you earn your BSAHS degree with Rider, you can develop in-demand skills as you examine fundamental principles of genetics, human disease, aging, psychology and mental health. Graduate prepared for future changes in practice and be ready to pursue advanced career opportunities in your field.

Rider University is recognized as a 2020-2021 College of Distinction.

Rider University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Why choose Rider for your online bachelor’s in allied health studies?

Learn to better position yourself in the evolving health care industry, on your schedule. Our online BSAHS degree is designed for working professionals in allied health fields. The program can build on your core competencies while exposing you to new approaches to delivering positive health care outcomes — ones informed by emerging practices and compassion for the patient experience. Whether you’re looking to grow in your career, explore new roles or gain educational credentials, Rider can help you achieve your goals.

If you’re looking for on-campus or hybrid learning options, please see the on-campus BS in Allied Health Studies website for courses offered at our Lawrenceville, NJ location.

Prepare for success as a career changer

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online bachelor’s in allied health studies program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you through the process. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.

Learn on your schedule

Our online bachelor’s degree in allied health studies offers you the flexibility to grow your health care knowledge around your life. You can join the online BSAHS program in the fall, spring or summer, and work at your own pace on a part-time basis. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments.

Diverse career opportunities

As an allied health professional, you can seek a range of careers that allow you to serve the well-being of others from different perspectives. The demand for experienced health care workers is strong. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% growth for all health care occupations between 2016 and 2026.

We’ve structured our BSAHS program to give you a competitive edge in this thriving career field. Your bachelor’s in allied health studies degree can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:

Community Health Worker


Health Educator


Medical and Health Services Manager


*According to and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The value of your bachelor’s in allied health studies

When you graduate with your online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies degree from Rider University, you earn the chance to prove your value as a professional dedicated to promoting quality health services. By choosing to further develop your skills in the field, you can help fill the growing need for health care leaders while preparing for higher-level roles, new responsibilities and increased pay.

Online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum features core allied health courses, as well as a selection of electives so you can customize your field of study to fit your career goals. Explore such topics as the pharmaceutical industry, behavioral neuroscience, population health care management, aging and the elderly, abnormal psychology and more. Residency and separate clinicals are not required.

Your online courses are taught by distinguished faculty members and industry practitioners who can bring a practical and multidisciplinary approach to your studies. Our professors are available for you and committed to your academic success.

Explore our curriculum page.

Admission requirements

Our online bachelor’s degree in allied health studies provides you with the opportunity to build your industry expertise and enhance your career options. That’s why we do our best to make it accessible to anyone interested in pursuing their degree.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A completed application with a non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended*
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Copies of a current/unrestricted license in any allied health field

*Degree-seeking candidates with fewer than 30 college credits should also submit an official high school transcript or a copy of your GED certificate.

Pick a start time that works for you.

Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our BSAHS degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

In the health care industry, learning is essential. New skills can change your ability to guide and serve those in need. Earning your Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies degree from Rider University shows your commitment to evolving your practice and providing a higher level of support. It can also expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.