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If you have an Associate of Science, an Associate of Arts, or at least 30 credit hours of course work that can be applied toward a university degree, including pre-nursing courses, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science (BSAHS) can prepare you to work in a variety of health careers.

This online degree is designed for students who are seeking a broad understanding of the science of human health and its application to their chosen career. It prepares students for entry and mid-level positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit health-related organizations.

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

There are two degree tracks to choose from:

  • Community Health Educator Track
  • Health Administration Track

Flexible Programming to Meet Real World Needs

  • The Online BS in Applied Health Science is“student-centered,”appealing to a wide spectrum of traditional and non-traditional students who have an interest in a health sector career but do not wish pursue clinical degree programs.
  • The program allowsflexibilityfor students who are seeking 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 canpursue while working full- or part-time.
  • The degree provides additional skills and training needed toadvance within the student’s chosen profession. It is also appropriate for those who wish tofind a new career in the health care field.

How It Works

Here’s how the degree program works: You enroll at one of the participating campuses, which becomes your home campus. 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.