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Health Sciences, B.S.

Explore a number of fields related to clinical health with IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. This flexible bachelor’s program is perfect for those who want to prepare themselves for a wide variety of career options.

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Course Delivery: 80-99% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $317.26

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1121.56

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

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Degree Overview

Prepare yourself for a career in healthcare with the B.S. in Health Sciences. The program exposes you to a wide diversity of health-related topics, including disease prevention, rehabilitation issues, human nutrition, disability intervention, and ethical and diversity issues. You’ll also have the opportunity to get real-world experience through an internship.

As a student in the program, you’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. 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:

  • Admissions requirements vary.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 


Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: March 15

Your IU Online B.S. 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
  • Nurse
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health program coordinator

To graduate with your B.S. in Health Sciences, you must complete 120 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • General education courses (32 credit hours) 
  • Health sciences general education courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Health sciences core courses (53 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (23 credit hours) 

Core Classes for the BS in Health Science
Course Number Course Name Credits
NTRD-N 265 Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition 3 Credits
HLSC-H 211 Learning Community Seminar 2 Credits
HLSC-H 200 Survey of US Health Care System Services 3 Credits
HLSC-H 210 Introduction to Rehabilitation 3 Credits
HLSC-H 220 Aging and the Older Person 3 Credits
HLSC-H 250 Health and Rehabilitation Systems Across the World 3 Credits
HLSC-H 264 Disability and Society 3 Credits
HLSC-H 361  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 Credits
HLSC-H 362 Legal and Regulatory Aspects in Rehabilitation 3 Credits
HLSC-H 363 Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Professions 3 Credits
HLSC-H 365 Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitation 3 Credits
HLSC-H 441 Administration and Supervision of Rehabilitation Organizations 3 Credits
HLSC-H 442 Research in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 3 Credits
HLSC-H 444 Program Implementation in Health and Rehabilitation 3 Credits
HLSC-H 445 Program Evaluation Methods in Rehabilitation 3 Credits
HLSC-H 475 Career Development for Health Care Professionals 3 Credits
HLSC-H 495 Health Internship 6 Credits

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

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