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The health field offers job opportunities and rewarding careers. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the US and the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected increasing demand and labor shortages for at least the next ten years. The CU Denver Post-Baccalaureate Allied and Professional Health Sciences Certificate was developed as an opportunity for the many students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to shift their career into this large and fast growing industry to improve employment opportunities and potential earnings.
In order to improve their position among many highly qualified applicants to health professions programs and for health science related jobs, we anticipate that many students will need to continue their higher education. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has developed a certificate that provides a broad foundation in STEM (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and advanced health-oriented coursework that is essential for both graduate and professional programs and the needs of the health industry.
Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree but need additional undergraduate pre-requisite courses to apply to health professions programs (including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, lab technicians, health research jobs and more) can benefit from the CU Denver Post Baccalaureate Allied and Professional Health Sciences Certificate. CU Denver is well-known for preparing students for applications to health careers and acceptance to health professions programs. This certificate program offers high quality, rigorous preparatory classes and exceptional health careers advising including assistance with letters of evaluation, seminars on application processes, and assistance finding clinical, research, and community service experiences to enhance applications.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their program advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them. Exceptions and substitutions must be approved by the Director of the certificate.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Certificate
When applying to CU Denver, students should select the Undergraduate Degree-Seeking option. After indicating that the student has or will have completed a bachelor’s degree, the applicant should be directed to a screen that allows selection into the Allied and Professional Health Sciences Certificate. After admission, students should meet with a Health Professions Advisor (NC 3002) to work collaboratively to develop a course plan that best meets their academic and career goals.
Health Professions Advising, NC 3002 C
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