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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (2+ years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



B.A.T. in Health Professions Technology


This degree is intended to serve as a bridge program from an Associate's to Bachelor's degree. The Health Professions Technology (HPT) program is designed for certified/licensed allied health practitioners who have earned an Associate's degree and who desire/require further education for professional development or personal satisfaction. This degree program will give graduates of our Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology programs the opportunity to earn their bachelor's degree by applying credit from their Workforce Education (WECM) courses. 

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The Bachelor of Applied Technology has four course areas, which are designed to meet the requirements set forth by the State Legislature regarding bachelor’s degree programs; these still offer some flexibility in the student’s choice of elective courses. Most students entering the Health Professions Technology program will only need to complete the 45 upper-level credit hours from the require major courses and electives.

Designed With You in Mind

The BAT-HPT is designed for the certified/licensed allied health practitioner who has earned an Associate's Degree and who desires or require further education for professional development or personal satisfaction. Our program provide strictly online coursework, allowing students the flexibility to continue working (often full-time) while earning a Bachelor's degree. 

Students may receive credit for up to 33 credit hours from the technical coursework of the approved AAS degree such as:

  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Histotechnology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services

Additional AAS degrees may be eligible for articulation after approval by the program director.


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Career Opportunities

Graduates from the BAT-HPT program have a variety of career options available to them. Students who pursue this degree can take advantage of advancement opportunities within their chosen Allied Healthcare field, such as:

  • Increased responsibility
  • Professional recognition
  • Increase in salary/rank
  • Movement to education, management, or supervisory positions
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Real Experience

Students who enroll in the HPT-BAT program will already be certified in an Allied Healthcare field. By completing the HPT program with Tarleton State University, graduates will obtain the skills needed to apply theoretical concepts and knowledge from their upper-level coursework to their future career. The real-world application students gain from this program will put them a step ahead of other job candidates in the Allied Healthcare field.  

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Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into career advancement. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Texan Shadow

And many more!

Program Objectives

The objective of the Health Professions Technology program is to provide certified/licensed allied health professionals a route for continued career success, advancement, and professional development by earning a four year Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University.

Coursework Outline

Technical Block - 33 Semester Hours

Students may receive up to 33 credit hours from the technical coursework of an approved A.A.S. degree such as:

  • AAS Medical Laboratory Technology, MLT (ASCP)
  • AAS Histotechnology, HT (ASCP)
  • AAS Dental Hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist
  • AAS Emergency Medical Service EMT Paramedic or equivalent
  • AAS Health Information Technology, Appropriate Certification
  • AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed PTA
  • AAS Radiologic Technology, Registered Radiology Technologist by the American Registry of Radiology Technologists
  • AAS Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Therapy and Texas Department of Health
  • AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Registered Ultrasound Technician by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • AAS Surgical Technology, Certified Surgical Technologist by Association of Surgical Technologists
  • AAS Biotechnology (Eligible students may articulate from Temple College, Collin County College, or by permission of Department Head)

General Education - 42 Semester Hours

These include the general education requirements established by the university.

Health Professions Technology Courses - 27 Semester Hours

Class Number Class Name
HPTC 3320 Biotechnology and Bioethics
HPTC 4304 Health Care Management
HPTC 4305 Issues and Trends in Health Care
HPTC 4350 Pathophysiology for the Health Professionals
ENGL 3312 Graphics and Technical Writing
ENGT 3320 Industrial Safety

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Prescribed Electives - 18 Semester Hours

A student will work with their program director to establish a coursework outline that supports their professional goals. A minimum of 18 semester hours may be selected from the prescribed electives to complete one of the four areas of the degree program. View the full list of electives you can choose from.

Facilities and Features

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Student Focused

We work closely with several community colleges in the area to give students support in every step of their academic career, from earning their Associate's Degree and Allied Health certification, to graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree. 

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Complete our Program Online!

We offer this program entirely online to provide students with the flexibility they need to complete coursework while maintaining a busy schedule.

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Student Resources

Students in our program have access to exceptional and knowledgeable faculty, as well as cutting-edge technology that will enable them to grow within their field.