Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science

Program Learning Outcomes

All students take core Applied Health Sciences courses and then specialize in one of two tracks. By the end of the program, students will be able to meet the following learning outcomes:

Community Health Educator track

  • Utilize the core functions of public health for population health change.
  • Construct interventions to promote health and prevent illness.
  • Evaluate outcome measures related to program effectiveness and accountability.

Health Administration track

  • Integrate value-based leadership in professional practice.
  • Evaluate effective leadership competencies in diverse practice settings.
  • Utilize diverse strategies to assess organizational effectiveness.

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the BS in Applied Health Science, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. This program may be of particular interest to transfer students. 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. Course requirements fall into four categories and are defined by student learning outcomes. Some requirements, such as general education courses, may be met with transfer credits. 

Requirements are broken down as follows:

1. General education courses (30-42 credit hours)

2. Applied health science core courses (42 credit hours) 

3. Applied health science tracks (18 credit hours)

A. Community Health Education Track 

Coursework will provide instruction in the skills necessary to apply principles of health promotion and education. This track prepares you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination.   

  • Community Health Assessment, Education, and Promotion 
  • Program Assessment, Planning, Evaluation, Parts l and ll 

B. Health Administration Track 

Coursework will provide instruction in healthcare organization, planning, budgeting, and finance. 

  • Healthcare Administration and Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare Budgeting and Finance 
  • Healthcare Organization Supervision and Resource Management 

4. Electives (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

You will work with your academic advisor to select electives that best support the track you pursue. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in a related area.