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Health Sciences BHS

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus

The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to teach students and practicing health professionals the view that health is separate from illness. Students will develop expertise in the health sciences while focusing on applied health-related areas. The Health Science program consists of four concentrations: health science (generalist), health services administration, health informatics and human performance/fitness management.

One Program, Four Concentrations!

General Health Science

The generalist concentration in health science provides students with an opportunity to explore the discipline as a means of making informed career and academic pathway decisions. It is appealing to students who wish to matriculate within the health professions while addressing admissions requirements of other programs such as nursing or physical therapy.

Health Services Administration

The administration and management of healthcare programs in a variety of settings, including hospitals, group practices, the private sector, the health and fitness industry, sales, gerontology and public health.

Health Informatics

The Health Informatics degree concentration prepares you for entry-level jobs in health informatics, health information management, and health information systems selection and implementation.

Human Performance/Fitness Management

Responsible for optimizing the health and performance of those involved in sporting activity at all levels. Employment settings may include hospital-based wellness centers, corporate wellness programs, nonprofit wellness programs and health and fitness centers.

Bachelor of Health Sciences Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Health Sciences is to educate and prepare health professionals in Health Sciences, Health Service Administration, Health Informatics, and Human Performance and Fitness Management by providing real-world industry exposure and experience, evidence-based practice, and population responsiveness to undergraduate students guided by current health sciences theory and practice to ensure that both individuals and communities reach their highest levels of health and wellbeing.

Student Learning Outcomes

PLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the field of gerontology and its relevance in society.
PLO2: Apply theory, evidence-based knowledge and research as a basis for competent gerontological practice.
PLO3: Employ knowledge of the diversity of the aging population in American and global societies.
PLO4: Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving when analyzing diverse and complex challenges faced by the aging population
PLO5: Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving when analyzing biological, psychological, and sociological outcomes faced by the aging population.
PLO6: Exhibit effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and information technology needed in a global information society.
PLO7: Prepare students for professional practice and leadership positions in the public and private sector where gerontological knowledge is required.

Contact Us

McKinley Thomas, Ed.D.
Office: Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154K
Phone: 912-344-2656

Last updated: 12/19/2023