January 20, 2011 | | Leave a comment Officials from Stevens-Henager College-Murray recently announced that they will be offering a new online bachelors degree in health sciences. The online degree completion program is designed for health professionals to upgrade their education and improve career opportunities. Officials said that the curriculum will enable students to earn a degree within 20 months. The health sciences program focuses on providing education in subjects such as management and organization, ethics and policy issues, communication, computer and statistical skills. Graduates can pursue entry-level employment opportunities in fields such as healthcare, patient or client relations, long-term care and administration. The program will feature courses in health principles, human resource management, research in health science, psychological aspects of illness and disability and clinical information systems, among others. Officials noted that students must have an associates degree in a health science-related field from an accredited institution, such as medical assisting, nurse education or surgical technology. Furthermore, prospective enrollees who have attained the equivalent of junior status in the field may apply. Recent research from the Sloan Consortium reveals that enrollment in online colleges has increase by 17 percent since 2008.