Health Sciences, BS
Bachelor Of Science
Health science is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares students for careers in the healthcare industry or for graduate studies in health-related fields.
The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences curriculum consists of core health science courses, electives, and your choice of one of four tracks: gerontology, global health and rehabilitation studies, rehabilitation and disabilities studies, or preparation for graduate health professions programs.
As a student in this track, you explore the interdisciplinary study of gerontology as a social, behavioral, and biological science, including the physical change and psychosocial aspects of aging.
Global Health and Rehabilitation Studies
As a student in this track, you explore issues in global health and rehabilitation delivery systems from the viewpoint of many different disciplines with an emphasis on developing countries.
Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies
As a student in this track, you study available equipment or product systems used in rehabilitation settings to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. You explore the historical perspective, technological and humanitarian advances, and major issues in the rehabilitation administrative environment.
Preparation for Graduate Health Professions Programs
As a student in this track, you prepare for graduate-level coursework in one of three graduate health programs: occupational therapy, physical therapy, or physician assistant.
Your IU Online BS in Health Sciences prepares you for such careers as:
- Medical sales representative
- Behavior support technician
- Insurance analyst
- Home health aide
- Medical research coordinator
- Family care provider
- Hospital administrator
- Health program coordinator
To graduate with your BS in Health Sciences, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- General education courses (32 credit hours)
- Health sciences general education courses (12 credit hours)
- Health sciences core courses (44 credit hours)
- Health sciences track courses (12-34 credit hours)
- General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)
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