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Applied Health Science, B.S.

Learn to prevent disease and promote health with the IU Online Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science. This flexible, online degree program focuses on interdisciplinary skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers. 

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $257.23

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $378.10

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

As a student in the IU Online Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science, you’ll learn to promote wellness in families and organizations through research, health education, policy making, and health communication. Choose from the community health education or health administration tracks to tailor your degree to your interests.

You’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admission requirements vary.
To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
Application Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Upon completion of this program, you may work in a variety of public health, wellness education, and health organization fields, including:  

Community Health Educator track

  • Wellness coordinator, advocacy coordinator
  • Community health worker
  • Health educator, health advocate
  • Non-profit health agency positions

Health Administration track

  • Hospital and health organization administration, nursing home administrator
  • Non-profit health agency positions
  • Healthcare consultant 
  • Practice administrator or manager
  • Human resources

You can transfer up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited community college or 90 credit hours from an accredited four-year university or college.

To graduate with the B.S. in Applied Health Science, you must complete 120 credit hours. Course requirements fall into four categories and are defined by student learning outcomes. Some requirements, such as general education courses, may be met with transfer credits. 

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  1. General education courses (30-42 credit hours)
  2. Applied health science core courses (42 credit hours) 
  3. Applied health science tracks (18 credit hours)
  4. Electives (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

Core Classes for the BS in Applied Health Science
Course Number Course Name Credits
AHSC-H 302 Essentials of the Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 Credits
AHSC-H 303 Leadership and Management in Healthcare 3 Credits
AHSC-H 330 Intercultural Health Communication 6 Credits
AHSC-H 310 Health Policy, Ethics, and Legal Issues 6 Credits
AHSC-H 360 Population Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics 6 Credits
AHSC-H 340 Research in Health Sciences 3 Credits
AHSC-H 320 Consumer Health 3 Credits
AHSC-H 350 Economics of Healthcare 3 Credits
AHSC-H 370  Informatics 3 Credits
AHSC-H 480 Grant Writing and Internship 6 Credits

Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.

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