The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) program is designed for students looking for a career in health sciences. The BSHS is a degree that will advance their current healthcare careers to the next level, change jobs or industries or prepare for graduate or professional programs, such as medical and chiropractic programs, physical or occupational therapy, healthcare informatics, athletic training, or healthcare administration.
The program aims to produce graduates who are competent to perform, develop, evaluate, correlate, and assure the accuracy and validity of health programs and health information. Students will be able to direct and supervise health education programs and operations and collaborate with clinicians and the lay population. Graduates should be confident in their ability to practice independently and collaboratively in all areas of health. Students will possess skills in problem solving, interpretation and evaluation of health information, statistical approaches to data evaluation, principles and practices of leadership, and communicating health information to all. Furthermore, they will be equipped to provide information that is crucial to improve the health of all individuals.
The program is a hybrid program with the majority of courses offered online; however, some classroom-based courses may be required.
Criteria for admission to the program is:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Minimum math/science GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Complete a minimum of 40 hours in Areas A-F at the time of application and completion of all Area F courses before enrollment in HSCI courses
- Complete all Area F courses with a grade of “C” or better