We’re proud to offer a variety of distance courses and programs to provide you with a convenient and flexible learning environment.
Online and Hybrid Programs Offered at Bryan College of Health Sciences
Hybrid programs are 75% online and 25% in-person. This means students typically come to Bryan College of Health Sciences' campus three to four times per semester.
Our online courses offer:
- One-on-one interactions with faculty and classmates
- Flexible scheduling
- Manageable pace and coursework
- The ability to take classes from anywhere and complete coursework on your schedule
- A comfortable learning environment
- Specially trained faculty for distance education
We have resources available to help you succeed in online learning.
What Can I Expect with Distance Learning?
Distance learning can be much different than a traditional in-class course. Carving out time for classes and setting up study habits while making time for work and family can be a new adventure each semester. Here are some tips for a successful distance course experience.
States/Territories We Provide Online Learning To
We offer online learning for some programs in all 50 states. Please contact the program director for your program of interest to see if it's offered in your state.
Online Programs and Program Directors
Simulation Education Certificate, Barb Sittner, PhD,
Healthcare Management Certificate, Kristy Plander, PhD,
Health Professions Completion, Kristy Plander, PhD,
Regularly block out time to work on your distance course(s)
Distance courses are inviting because they allow you to work on your own time. The flexibility distance courses offer is beneficial if you have many other demands outside of school like work and family. However, this flexibility can lead to difficulties if not managed well. It’s important to intentionally make time for your course work. Schedule consistent, multi-hour blocks of time during the week and stick to the schedule.
Communicate frequently and often with your professor
Creating open lines of communication will benefit you during and after your course. During the course, communicating with your professor to ask questions about the material or assignments helps to provide clarity and deepen your understanding of the material. Communication can take many different forms from a Canvas message to a phone call. Just ask your professor which communication method is preferred. Keeping open communication can benefit you in the future by providing professional connections and potential professional references.
All distance classes are not the same
Face-to-face classes are always different based on the content and the professor. Distance classes are no different. Take this into consideration and how you will learn best. If you learn better on your own and can structure your class time outside of regular working hours, then maybe distance learning is for you. If you are a procrastinator, need interaction with others, and like to see how the instructor explains concepts in person, then maybe you should consider a face-to-face class rather than distance. Be aware of your learning styles and habits before you dive into an online course.
Engage with your classmates
Limiting yourself to required discussion board responses can reduce your interaction with others. Be sure to expand your thoughts in the discussion, add points from research you’ve read or relevant experiences you have had. Increasing your contribution not only increases your learning but also helps you to connect with your classmates.
Allow time for unexpected technical difficulty
All students, even those that have been learning in a distance format for a while, can experience technical difficulties. Such difficulties can make it hard to access digital resources such as a research article, power outages or submitting a document. Take these types of challenges into account when preparing to meet a deadline. Always give yourself a few extra hours just in case you experience one of these scenarios.
If you have questions or are ready to take an online course, contact us today.