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.

Our unique bachelor’s degree completion program enables those with an associate degree and an interest or experience in the healthcare field to build on their existing degree to earn a bachelor’s degree in just two years. There are two tracks to choose from: Leadership or Education.


Associate of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.”

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging

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“This program has made me more confident. I had a lot of support and that was key. The wonderful professors at Cabarrus College have shown me that I want to teach others just like me. I’ve also met some students along the way that have been such a great support system. I just graduated from the HSLD bachelor's program with straight A's and will graduate at the end of the year with a master's degree to pursue my new career path as a professor.”

  • Must have an associate degree to apply; healthcare experience preferred 
  • 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 healthcare
  • 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.”

Andrea Mosconi, RN, BSN, 21, ’23

Rachel Harris, RT(R)(CT), 16


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

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Immersive Healthcare Environment

Individualized Attention

Unmatched Clinical Experience

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs!

We’re on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus.

8:1 student-to-teacher ratio with an average class size of 19.

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.

“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!”

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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 and every bit of institutional gift aid we can offer to keep your out-of-pocket costs low. In fact, our aid packages will have you wondering why you ever thought a private college education was out of reach. Options include:

  • NC Community College Partners Scholarship – Covers up to 100% of tuition and general fees, after expected family contribution and other grants and scholarships are applied, for new transfer students who enroll full time directly from Central Piedmont Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College or Stanly Community College, have a community college cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate need 
  • NC Community College Allied Health Scholarship – A merit scholarship for students who enroll full time directly from any NC community college into the Health Sciences Leadership and Development program 
  • Transfer Student Scholarships

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. Talk to our financial aid office for more information.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship – For new transfer students who are members of the PTK national honor society 
  • Transfer Student Legacy Scholarship – For new transfer students who are dependents (as determined by the FAFSA) of Cabarrus College alumni 
  • Atrium Health Teammate Dependent Scholarship  – For full-time, dependent (as determined by the FAFSA) students whose parent/guardian is employed by Atrium Health 


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


are employed within six months of graduation.*

*Based on 2023 collegewide data.

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:


  • 18 degrees in 11 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
  • 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 19
  • Individualized instruction
  • Hands-on experience right away in clinical programs
  • Immersive, professional healthcare environment
  • Flexible with online, on-campus and hybrid programs, with full- or part-time options
  • Affordable  Generous scholarships and financial aid packages; 88% of our students receive financial aid, with awards averaging nearly $16,000 per year
  • Quality education – 97% of graduates pass certification and licensure exams, exceeding state and national averages
  • Jobs! 96% of our graduates are employed 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

Bachelor of Science

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

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Leadership and Development
Master of Science in Health Sciences

Emily Logan, ’23, ’24