The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) is an educational collaboration between the University of Minnesota Rochester and Mayo School of Health Sciences. The curriculum has a broad focus and includes rigorous science foundations, liberal education, and prerequisite courses selected to meet the need for deeper academic preparation in health professions. Students majoring in the health professions are admitted into one of four tracks:
Echocardiography - Ultrasound to assess cardiovascular anatomy and function
Radiography - Medical imaging to assess and assist in the treatment of injury and disease
Respiratory Care - Assessment of cardiopulmonary systems to treat and monitor heart and lung problems
Sonography - Ultrasound to diagnose, monitor and treat medical conditions
The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions is a junior admitting program at the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR). Students complete lower-division (freshman-sophomore) courses at the University of Minnesota Rochester, other University of Minnesota campuses, Minnesota State Colleges and University (MnSCU) institutions or other regionally accredited universities and colleges. Students are required to complete all University of Minnesota liberal education and theme requirements prior to admission to the degree. Requirements in the upper-division coursework focus on development of technical skills, clinical research applications, health care management and clinical practicum experiences. Additional information about the degree:
The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions prepares students to become certified health professionals in select allied health fields where increased technical complexity and strong cognitive abilities are needed due to specialization and new technologies in health care. Students successfully completing the coursework will receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree from the University of Minnesota and a certificate from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in their respective track and be eligible to take the appropriate professional certification examinations.