• Course Delivery
    76% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Health Sciences, BS

Bachelor of Science

Health science degree programs help prepare students for careers in the health care industry or for graduate studies in health-related fields. The degree is often interdisciplinary and is popular because of the flexibility of career choices it provides for graduates.

Indiana University's B.S. in Health Sciences has been designed to meet the needs of three specific student groups:

  • students who want to prepare for entry- and mid-level positions in for-profit and nonprofit health care organizations
  • students who want to apply to graduate health professions programs
  • licensed health care professionals who have already obtained an associate degree in an allied health field and would like to obtain a baccalaureate degree

As a student in the program, you complete 120 credit hours of undergraduate course work. The degree program consists of a core set of courses, elective courses, and a choice of one of four tracks:

  • gerontology
  • global health and rehabilitation studies
  • rehabilitation and disabilities studies
  • preparation for graduate health professions programs


  • SHRS-N 265Nutrition and Exercise3 Credits
  • SHRS-N 420Human Nutrition through the Lifespan3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 100Learning Community Seminar2 Credits
  • SHRS-W 200Survey of US Health Care System Services3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 210Introduction to Rehabilitation3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 220Aging and the Older Person3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 250Health and Rehabilitation Systems Across the World3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 264Disability and Society3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 361Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 362Legal and Regulatory Aspects in Rehabilitation3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 363Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Professions3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 365Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitiation Services3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 441Administration and Supervision of Rehabilitation Organizations3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 442Research in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 445Program Evaluation Methods in Rehabilitation3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 115 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.