Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Leadership and Development

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Change may be the only constant in today’s healthcare world. You can change the trajectory of your career and shape the evolution of healthcare with our bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences Leadership and Development.

Do you aspire to lead? Want to teach within your profession? Our unique bachelor’s degree completion program enables professionals with an associate degree in any healthcare field to build on their existing degree to earn a bachelor’s degree in just two years. Two tracks to choose from: Leadership or Education.

LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Quality Education You Can Afford

Cabarrus College is the least expensive private college in North Carolina, delivering unrivaled value in healthcare education.  Our dedicated financial aid team works individually with each student to find every grant, every loan, every bit of institutional gift aid we can offer to keep your out-of-pocket costs low.  In fact, our financial aid packages will have you wondering why you ever thought a private college education was out of reach.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Andrea enrolled in the RN-to-BSN program at Cabarrus College

“I had such a good experience. The faculty really guides and teaches you. I ask ‘Why?’ about everything. They were able to answer my questions and just guide me to where I needed to go. And they were always willing to make one-on-one time to talk to me. They were invested as much in my education as I was.”

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Hear From More of Our Proud Alumni

“Working a full-time job while pursuing my bachelor’s degree wasn’t necessarily easy, but I was able to fit my education in around the rest of my life. I completed my degree just in time to be considered for a manager position at the new cardiac imaging center! Having my bachelor's degree has opened up multiple potential career paths for me and I am excited to see where it takes me!”

Bachelor of Science

  • Healthcare professionals with an associate degree in any healthcare discipline can apply 
  • Developed for working professionals 
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in just two years 
  • Maximum, seamless transferability of associate degree credits 
  • Prepare for a leadership or teaching position in your healthcare profession
  • Flexible online program with full- and part-time options; includes an internship 
  • Offers a path to graduate education 
  • Fast, seamless application for Atrium Health teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges: NO fees, essay or references required
  • Class topics include: interprofessional team dynamics, professional communication, leadership, healthcare management, diversity, current trends, legal and ethical issues impacting healthcare quality and compliance, teammate education and development 

“As an adult student with four children, I knew (returning to college) would be challenging, but I did not anticipate the roadblocks from most other schools. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences not only removed the roadblocks, but it paved the way for my success.… Cabarrus College makes it easy to further your education.... Cabarrus College really does have it all covered for the adult student.”

Chris Strylowski, RT (R)(CT)(ARRT), '20

Andrea Mosconi, RN, '21

Michelle Verni, OT, ’08, ’18 MOT

Attention Atrium Health teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges! You qualify for our fast-track application - no fees, essay or references required. You can also use EdAssist benefits to reduce your costs.

RESHAPE YOUR FUTURE IN HEALTHCARE

Change the trajectory of your career in healthcare and earn your bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences Leadership and Development in just two years. Now enrolling!

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Join us for a detailed look at our Leadership and Development program. Learn about application requirements, curriculum, financial aid and more. Contact us today to reserve your spot for our upcoming event.

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  • Program details and expectations
  • Cost breakdown and information about financial aid
  • Full-time and part-time attendance options

96.6%

of our students pass licensure and certification, far exceeding state and national averages.*

90+%

are working in healthcare within six months of graduation.*

*Based on 2021 college-wide data.

Immersive Healthcare Environment

Individualized Attention

Unmatched Clinical Experience

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs!

We’re on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus.

7:1 student-to-teacher ratio with an average class size of 16.

Preferred access to Atrium Health clinical sites.

Job placement assistance and a direct pipeline to jobs at Atrium Health and elsewhere.

Small College Perks. University Quality. Affordable.

A respected leader in healthcare education, Cabarrus College provides immersive, innovative education that will prepare you to provide exemplary care for the patients and communities you serve. We are renowned for our small, welcoming environment and faculty who are more than instructors – they’re mentors who will ensure you graduate ready to serve with confidence, courage and compassion.  

Situated on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers advantages you won’t find elsewhere .

WHY CABARRUS COLLEGE?

  • 13 degrees in 9 health science disciplines 
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various fields 
  • Diplomas and associate degrees for students who want to be working in healthcare in 1-2 years
  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio 
  • Average class size: 16
  • Individualized instruction 
  • Hands-on experience right away in clinical programs
  • Immersive, professional healthcare environment 
  • Flexible – Online, on-campus and hybrid programs, with full- or part-time options 
  • Affordable – Generous scholarships and financial aid packages; 95% of our students receive financial aid, with awards averaging nearly $14,000+ per year 
  • Quality education – 96.6% of graduates pass certification and licensure exams, exceeding state and national averages 
  • Jobs! 90+% of our graduates are working in healthcare within 6 months
  • Affiliated with Atrium Health:  

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • Preferred access to clinical experiences at Atrium Health
  • State-of-the-art campus and facilities
  • Forgivable loan for many programs
  • Pipeline to jobs at Atrium Health

“Getting my bachelor's helped me with so many things. It helped me in discipline. It helped me in time management. It helps me with conflict resolution. It taught me computer applications. It taught me different styles of writing. It taught me math. It helped me to be a well-rounded team player for our department. Your associate degree gives you the skills you need to actually complete the task, but your bachelor's gives you the skills you need to become a team and helps you see how the management of the department works as a whole. So, you see it more from a managerial standpoint than you would as the technologist. You need all these things to make it to the next level.”

Rachel Harris, RT(R)(CT), ‘16
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging

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