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BS Health Sciences

 

Overview

Become a confident communicator, critical thinker, and problem-solver. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences enables students with an associate degree or certification in a healthcare-related field to advance their career. If you’re a disciplined student looking to grow your career in a clinical or non-clinical healthcare setting, this rigorous program is designed to prepare you for a variety of healthcare occupations. This growing field can also help you transition into other advanced paths of study, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant and more.

What’s unique about this program?

  • Flexible 100% online program
  • 6-week courses with practical, applicable coursework
  • Approximately 24 months to completion 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Exhibit servant leadership and advocacy to lead or manage within a healthcare environment.
  2. Display competency in applying knowledge corroboratively to solve healthcare problems.
  3. Exhibit exemplary and effective verbal and written communication in an informed manner.
  4. Develop proficiency in the application of terminology, concepts, theories, processes, and skills specific to optimizing healthcare delivery.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness and articulate understanding of the complex healthcare system in the US.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to search and retrieve information relative to clinical practice issues and health policies to make informed decisions based on evidence analysis.
  7. Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its implication in healthcare.

You'll Learn To

  • Be a servant leader in the healthcare environment
  • Understand and use medical terminology, concepts and theories
  • Conduct and understand research that will help you make decisions and solve problems
  • Think critically about the US healthcare system and its complexities

Career Possibilities

This program prepares students for a wide variety of career possibilities, a few of which are listed below.

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Medical/Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Claims Reviewer
  • Client/Patient Advocate
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Health Benefits Manager

Salary Data

Median Salary in the US, 2019

  • Medical and Health Services Manager, $100,980
  • Health Education Specialists, $55,220
  • Medical / Pharmaceutical Sales, $81,020
  • Insurance Sales, $50,940

Off-Campus Library Services (OCLS)

Library instruction is provided to students at the start of their program at IWU. Reference and document delivery services give students access to all collections of the Jackson Library on the IWU residential campus, as well as Instructional Resource Center services, Interlibrary Loan services, and many e-books and online journals. For more information, see indwes.edu/ocls

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
120 Total $449 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

 

Payment Options

Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid, call 866-468-6498, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

Published tuition and fees are subject to change.

Courses

General Education Courses

  • Biblical Studies (New Testament) - 3 credit hours
  • Biblical Studies (Old Testament) - 3 credit hours
  • Philosophy/Religion/Biblical Studies - 3 credit hours
  • English Written Communication I - 3 credit hours
  • English Written Communication II - 3 credit hours
  • English Oral Communication - 3 credit hours
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences - General Psychology, Sociology (1) - 3 credit hours
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences - General Psychology, Sociology (2) - 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics must be algebra-based - 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences must be mammalian biology - 3 credit hours
  • Arts and Humanities - 3 credit hours

33 Total General Education Credit Hours

 

Common Major Courses

HSC-300,HSC-305,HSC-310,HSC-315,HSC-400,HSC-405,HSC-410

21 Total Common Major Courses Credit Hours

 

Foundational Requirement for Pre-Clinical Track

BIO-130,BIO-131,PHY-130,PSY-250,PHE-190

18 Total Foundational Requirement for Pre-Clinical Credit Hours

 

Specialization - Pre-Clinical

BIO-215,PSY-366,HSC-250,PHE-362,CHE-130,CHE-131,PHY-131,HSC-200

12 Total Pre-Clinical Credit Hours

 

Total Overall Credits: 120 Credit Hours

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the BS Health Sciences program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. Proof of high school or GED certification.
  2. Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  3. Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree with a major in Health Sciences the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of 120 credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the required major, specialization, and health science elective courses with a minimum grade of “C” and a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Health Services degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application
    Apply online at indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts
    High School: Applicants who have fewer than 12 passing semester hours of regionally accredited college coursework are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College: Applicants to the bachelor program are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non- U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases and internal international transcript evaluation can be done.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the BS Health Sciences program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.