Online B.S. Health Sciences

Overview of the Online Health Sciences Program

Boost yourself to the next level in healthcare.

Become a confident communicator, critical thinker, and problem-solver. With a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, students have two specialization options for advancing their career. Whether you’re already licensed in your allied health field or starting your degree from the beginning, IWU’s 6-week, 100% online courses allow you to balance your academic responsibilities with your personal and professional commitments.

Pre-Clinical Specialization

Complete general education courses, core courses, and virtual labs - all through IWU!

Lay the groundwork for a successful career in healthcare and prepare for advanced fields of study such as healthcare administration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant. Approximate time to completion: 4 years

Post-Clinical Specialization

Turn your licensure/certification into college credit!

This program is designed for students who have a certification or licensure as an allied health professional, such as:

  • Dental hygienist
  • Health information technician
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Radiologic technologist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Surgical technologist

If you’ve already completed certification/licensure for your role, we’ll honor your experience by allowing you to transfer your certification/licensure as program credits and complete your degree faster. Approximate time to completion: 2 years

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You’ll Learn To…

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

Career Options

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


120 Total
$455/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Below are the courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

General Education Courses

30 credit hours total (3 hours each)

  • Biblical Studies
  • Philosophy/Religion/Biblical Studies
  • English Written Communication I
  • English Written Communication II
  • English Oral Communication
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities

Major Courses


Specialization (Required)



Pre-Clinical - Choose 12 Credit Hours
Post-Clinical - Choose 6 Credit Hours



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of high school or GED certification
  • 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)
  • Associate degree in related healthcare field or Professional Healthcare License/Certification (Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technologist, Surgical Technologist, Dental Hygienist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant).

  • Completion of 120 credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the required major, specialization, and foundational courses with a minimum grade of “C” and a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements – School of Integrated Health).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma


The B.S. Health Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024