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Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science

Degree Information

The BSAHS degree is joint online degree program offered collectively by five Indiana University regional campuses. The core curriculum is available in an all-online format through the statewide BSAHS consortium.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Health Sciences program is a 120 credit hour online program. This degree is for individuals with an

  • Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts (A.A) degree

or

  • At least 30 credit hours of course work that can be applied toward a university

Students with A.S or A.A degrees who enter the program will transfer in up to 60 credit hours from their degree. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (4.0 scale) and be fully admitted to IU Southeast. Students with associate degrees are encouraged to complete the degree in two academic years (four semesters). Full-time students entering with 30 credit hours are expected to complete the program in three years.

General Degree Requirements

  • Complete 120 credit hours
    • General Education – 30 credit hours
    • Pre-core electives – 30 credit hours
    • Major core classes – 42 credit hours
    • Major track classes - 18 credit hours
  • One General Education course meets one requirement
  • Grade C or higher required in all courses
  • Maintain a 2.0 program GPA

General Education Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements. One course satisfies one requirement.  General education Core Requirements can potentially be satisfied with transfer credit. Requirements not satisfied by transfer credit must be completed before starting major requirements. See your academic advisor.

  • Information Literacy & Library Instruction (1) - not required for those with Associate’s
  • Written Communication I (3 credits)
  • Written Communication II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning or Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural & Physical Sciences (5 credits: 1 lecture (3) and one lab (2))
  • Arts &Humanities (3 credits)
  • Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
  • Additional course in Arts, Humanities, or Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

Pre-Core Electives

Pre-core electives must be completed before starting major requirements.

Students with Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees

  • 30 credit hours from the A.A. or A.S. degree will satisfy the pre-core electives requirement.

Students with minimum 30 credit hours of college credit and no associate degree

  • Pre-core electives can potentially be satisfied with transfer credit or IU Southeast credit. For students who need additional credit hours, below are recommended classes.

Highly Recommended Courses (12 Credit Hours)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
AHLT-M 195 Medical Terminology 3
PSY-P 234 Principles of Mental Health 3
SPH-B 150 Intro to Public Health 3
HPER-H 317 Topical Seminar in Health Education 1-3
Additional Course Options (18 Credit Hours)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education 3
HPER-H 305 Women's Health 3
BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration 3
HPER-H 363 Personal Health 3
HPER-H 317 Stress Management 3
HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care 3
BUS-N 221 Principles of Leadership 3

Core Major Courses

42 credits are required for both tracks. Track courses cannot begin until all general education core and pre-core elective requirements are satisfied.

Core Courses
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
AHSC-H 301 Health Care Delivery and Leadership 6
AHSC-H 330 Intercultural Health Communication 6
AHSC-H 310 Health Policy, Ethics, and Legal Issues 6
AHSC-H 360 Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Population Health 6
AHSC-H 340 Research in Health Sciences 3
AHSC-H 320 Consumer Health 3
AHSC-H 350 Economics of Health Care 3
AHSC-H 370 Informatics 3
AHSC-H 480 AHS Capstone: Grant Writing and Internship 6

Tracks

Prerequisite track courses

Must be completed prior to taking Track 1 or Track 2 courses.

Prerequisite Courses
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
AHSC-H 301 Health Care Delivery & Leadership 6
AHSC-H 320 Consumer Health 3
AHSC-H 330 Intercultural Health Communication 6

Track 1: Community Health Educator

Coursework will provide instruction in the skills necessary to conduct general health and wellness assessments and the techniques of health education. Students majoring in the BSAHS with a concentration in the Community Health Educator track will be able to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (CHES) offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Becoming a CHES opens many more public health opportunities.

Track 1 Courses
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
AHSC-C 415 Health Care Delivery & Leadership 6
AHSC-C 425 Program Assessment, Planning, Evaluation I 6
AHSC-C 435 Program Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation II 6

Track 2: Health Administration

Coursework will provide instruction in health care organization, planning, budgeting, finance, supervision, and resource management. Students majoring in the BSAHC with a concentration in the Health Administration track will be prepared for both administrative and management roles in a variety of health-related organizations.

Track 2 Courses
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
AHSC-A 440 Health Care Administration and Strategic Planning 6
AHSC-A 420 Health Care Budgeting and Finance 6
AHSC-A 430 Health Care Organization Supervision and Resource Management 6

Electives

To total 120 credit hours

You will work with your academic advisor to select electives that best support the track you pursue.

Campus Events

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

All day event

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

August 26th, 2018

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Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

September 3rd, 2018

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Registration Appointments for Spring 2019 Assigned

Registration Appointments for Spring 2019 Assigned

September 19th, 2018

All day event

Fall Job Fair

Fall Job Fair

October 11th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Fall Break - no classes

Fall Break - no classes

October 15th, 2018
to
October 16th, 2018

All day event

Early (Priority) Registration Begins for Spring 2019

Early (Priority) Registration Begins for Spring 2019

October 29th, 2018

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Open Registration Begins for Spring 2019

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2019

November 5th, 2018

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