• Mil Medical

    If you received military training as an allied health professional, you may be within five courses of earning your associate’s degree.* If you wish to continue your education after your associate’s degree, we have also evaluated various occupations and applied additional credit to reduce the courses needed to earn a bachelor’s degree.† 

    Click here to learn more. We also offer master’s degree programs within health sciences.

    We have identified some key areas within your associate’s degree studies that can help you in your career aspirations in very specific areas of health care. These include telemetry and surgical technologist concentrations.

    Please note that if you reside in the state of Minnesota, you may not enroll in the Associate of Science in Health Science program.

  • How It Works

    We have evaluated specific allied heath specialties and mapped them to our Associate of Science in Health Science degree plan. This helps ensure your prior military training transfers into Kaplan University as college credit. Additional opportunities to earn credit, including challenge exams, could bring your goal even closer.‡ See below for a list of evaluated occupations and examples of how they may transfer into the degree plan.

    If you transfer in the maximum number of credits (65 quarter credit hours toward the 90 quarter credit hour degree) the remaining courses could be completed in just three 10-week terms (taking two courses each term). This could put you within 8 months of earning a degree. 

    The Telemetry Concentration (Requires One Additional Course in Your Degree Plan)

    As part of the Associate of Science in Health Science program, you may be able to take an in-depth course in telemetry, a growing career field within health sciences. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in medical assisting are expected to grow 23% during the decade ending in 2024.§

    Telemetry technicians monitor the heart rhythms of patients in cardiology or intensive care unit settings. You will have the opportunity to study basic cardiac terminology, anatomy related to the heart, and electrophysiology, as well as regulatory and compliance standards to include patient safety, documentation, and interaction skills. This course is designed to prepare you to take the Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician Examination offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.#

    Surgical Technology Course

    Those who wish to take the surgical technology concentration will take a course that covers the regulatory standards and recommended practices for surgical technologists. Emphasis is placed on the principles of aseptic and sterile technique, encompassing decontamination and disinfection, and their pertinence in safe patient care practices. Core concepts such as preparation, packaging, and surgical instrumentation are addressed. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology are reinforced from the perspective of surgical technology.

    Please note that if you decide to take either the telemetry or surgical technology concentration, another course above those identified in the tables below will likely be required.   

    Another program that might interest you is the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology. Click here to learn more.

  • Associate of Science in Health Science Concentrations and Transfer Credit Opportunities

    Click on the below tab to see transfer credit opportunities for your branch...

    Army MOS


    Skill LevelCredit Hours Transferred*Credit Hours RemainingEstimated Classes Remaining
    Army Dental Specialist–10, 20197114
    Army Dental Specialist–3046449
    Army Dental Specialist–4059316
    Army Dental Specialist–5065255
    Behavioral Health Technician–10, 20276313
    Behavioral Health Technician–3054367
    Behavioral Health Technician–4064265
    Biomedical Equipment Specialist–10+65255
    Dental Laboratory Advanced-10+65255
    Dental Laboratory–10+65255
    Health Care Specialist–10+65255
    Medical Laboratory Specialist–10+65255
    Medical Logistics Specialist–10 (Post July 22, 2015)226812
    Medical Logistics Specialist–20 (Post July 22, 2015)365410
    Medical Logistics Specialist–30 (Post July 22, 2015)59316
    Medical Logistics Specialist–40+ (Post July 22, 2015)65255
    Medical Logistics-10, 20 (Pre July 22, 2015)187214
    Medical Logistics–30 (Pre July 22, 2015)405010
    Medical Logistics–40 (Pre July 22, 2015)50408
    Medical Logistics–50 (Pre July 22, 2015)54368
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy–10, 20216914
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy–3060306
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy–4064265
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy–5065255
    Ophthalmic Technician–10 (Post Oct. 1, 2013)345611
    Ophthalmic Technician–10+ (Pre Oct. 1, 2013)65255
    Ophthalmic Technician–20+ (Post Oct. 1, 2013)48428
    Patient Administration Specialist–10276311
    Patient Administration Specialist–2041499
    Patient Administration Specialist–30+65255
    Pharmacy Specialist–10+65255
    Physical Therapy Assistant–10 (Post Oct. 1, 2013)48428
    Physical Therapy Assistant–10+ (Pre Oct. 1, 2013)65255
    Physical Therapy Assistant–20+ (Post Oct. 1, 2013)65255
    Preventive Medicine–10, 20345611
    Preventive Medicine–30, 40, 5065255
    Radiology Specialist-10+65255
    Surgical Technologist–10, 20395110
    Surgical Technologist–3055357
    Surgical Technologist–40, 5065255
    Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist–10, 20187214
    Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist–30405010
    Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist–4054367
    Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist–5059316


    Coast Guard MOS

    Skill LevelCredit Hours Transferred*Credit Hours RemainingEstimated Classes Remaining
    Health Service Technician–HS1-HS3,

    Navy Occupation

    Skill LevelCredit Hours Transferred*Credit Hours RemainingEstimated Classes Remaining
    Basic Medical Technician Corpsman414910
    Basic Medical Technician Corpsman–HN (or higher)65255
    Behavioral Health Technician65255
    Biomedical Equipment Maintenance65255
    Dental Laboratory65255
    Dental Laboratory Advanced65255
    Dental Specialist53377
    Medical Laboratory Technician65255
    Nuclear Medicine Technician44469
    Pharmacy  Specialist65255
    Physical Therapy Assistant65255
    Preventative Medicine65255
    Radiology Specialist65255
    Surgical Technologist65255

    Air Force Occupation

    Skill LevelCredit Hours Transferred*Credit Hours RemainingEstimated Classes Remaining
    Biomedical Equipment Maintenance65255
    Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice44469
    Pharmacy–Air Force424810
    Dental Laboratory Advanced65255
    Dental Laboratory–Air Force61296
    Ophthalmic Technician–Air Force306012
    Independent Duty Medical Technician385211
    Physical Therapy Assistant–Air Force45459
    Surgical Technologist–Air Force385210
    Behavioral Health–Air Force385210
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy216914
    Medical Material Management Apprentice (Pre July 22, 2015)167415
    Medical Material Supervisor117916
    Health Services Management Apprentice246613
    Medical Material Apprentice (Post July 22, 2015)147615

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    Tuition for all undergraduate programs is reduced 55% for servicemembers, including members of the Guard and Reserve. The tuition rate is $165 per semester credit.  Tuition is reduced by 38% for veterans. 

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    To learn more about military tuition and benefits, contact a Military Advisor at 877.809.8445.

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  • * Based on a member of the military who transfers in 65 quarter credit hours (the maximum amount of credit). Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in catalog.kaplanuniversity.edu, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

    While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate-, or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.

    Kaplan University cannot guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

    § Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

    # Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

    ** Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

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