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BS in Applied Health Science

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If you have at least 30 credit hours of course work that can be applied toward a university degree, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science can prepare you to work in a variety of health careers. 

The degree design offers health workers with previous college credit a convenient, high-quality option for completing a baccalaureate degree that students can pursue while working full or part time.

  • The online BS in Applied Health Science is student-centered, appealing to a wide spectrum of traditional and nontraditional students who have an interest in a health sector career but do not want to pursue clinical degree programs.
  • The program allows flexibility for students who want to complete their degrees while meeting their responsibilities to their families and/or employers.
  • The degree design offers health workers with previous college credit (including those with associate degrees) a convenient, high-quality option for completing a baccalaureate degree that students can pursue while working full or part time.
  • The degree provides additional skills and training needed to advance within the student’s chosen profession. It is also appropriate for those who wish to find a new career in the health care field.

To get your BS in Applied Health Science, you transfer up to 64 credit hours to Indiana University. You then complete 60 credit hours of 300- and 400-level courses from IU. Students with associate degrees are expected to complete the degree in two academic years (four semesters). Full-time students entering with 30 credit hours are expected to complete in three years.

The program covers the basic technical and applied aspects of health science. You take courses in health care delivery and leadership, health communication, policy, and ethics; learn about the economics of health care; and receive foundational knowledge in legal matters.

The map below shows where the program is offered.

map of Indiana showing the campuses that offer the BS in Applied Health Science- IU Northwest, IU South Bend, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU Southeast

Here’s how the degree program works. You enroll at one of the participating campuses, and this campus becomes your home campus, or campus of enrollment. You receive academic advising from your home campus, and may then register for classes offered by your home campus or by any of the other participating campuses. Your home campus will apply the credits you earn toward your BS in Applied Health Science.

When you have completed all degree requirements, your home campus will award your Indiana University diploma. The degree is designed to enhance potential for career advancement within the health care sector in entry- and mid-level positions in health-related organizations. Two tracks are offered—community health education and health administration.