Online Programs for Health Professionals

A Letter From the Dean

I am delighted in your interest in our School of Health Sciences. This is an exciting time to expand your knowledge and skill in the rapidly growing health industry.

Our programs cover

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Sports and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management

If you’re interested in nursing, our RN to MSN program provides an accelerated path to advanced nursing practice. Check out all of the programs in the School of Health Sciences.

American Public University (APU) is a leading provider of respected, affordable education to motivated health professionals worldwide. Coursework is online with no set login times, giving you the flexibility to earn a degree or certificate at a pace that fits your schedule.

Here are three reasons adult learners choose American Public University:

  • Affordability, including no-cost ebooks for those enrolled in undergraduate courses
  • Online Convenience
  • Flexibility

We’re Ready for You
If the thought of starting or returning to college seems daunting, put your fears aside. We have an incredibly supportive team of scholar-practitioner faculty and staff skilled in guiding and mentoring students in a highly collaborative online class experience. Our faculty share their field experience as nurses, nutritionists, researchers, coaches, and trainers.

And if you’re concerned about how we are viewed among peers and in the industry, I am pleased to tell you that our Master of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH®). Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by CCNE—the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

APU is part of American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( These accreditations are an acknowledgement of the rigor of our programs and the respect they’ve earned.

As you get ready to take the next step, I invite you to explore our programs. Scroll this page to learn more about APU, then fill out the form to request information or call an admissions representative at 877-755-2787.

Brian Freeland, EdD, Dean
School of Health Sciences

Ready to Learn More?

Request Information

Find the degree or certificate that's right for you

Our program finder helps you search and compare a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Start your search here.

Clear Filters

An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

  • Earn credits for your experience.

    Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.

  • Books online at no cost. Ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate, doctoral, and master's-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

Icon symbolizing respected and accredited

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Students Are Priority One

Take the Next Step

Classes begin April 3.

Request InformationApply Now

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs