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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Health Services


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Bachelor of Science in Health Services graduates are prepared for entry into or advancement in the healthcare field. This degree program is designed to provide educational opportunities for students interested in gaining a knowledge base for positions in healthcare not requiring specialized clinical preparation, or for individuals who have completed a health professions clinical program and wish to increase their knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the rapidly changing needs of the American healthcare delivery system.

Program Options

The Health Services major has three primary tracks:

  • Track A - Degree Completion Option.  Students with an active clinical license who desire a baccalaureate degree to complement their clinical profession, for continued employment, or to advance in their field may choose the degree completion option.
  • Track B - Generalist Option. The generalist option may lead to entry-level employment in the health care area where no licensing or specialty training is required.
  • Track C - Specialty Option. Students who complete one of several specialty areas will be fully prepared for an entry-level position, promotion or advancement, or to continue coursework at the graduate level in the respective health care field.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must first seek admission to the University by completing an application, having official transcripts of high school and other universities and colleges sent to the University of Southern Indiana and completing all other University admission requirements. Applicants with at least a 2.0 grade point average may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Services program.  (Track C - Specialty Option students require at least a 2.75 grade point average.)

Double Major

Students from another major wishing to double major in Health Services are required to complete the Health Services Core courses (18 hours) and choose the generalist track or a specialty area (24-36 hours).

Health Services Major Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Health Services degree must meet the general requirements for graduation as outlined in this bulletin and successfully complete all sections outlined in the Health Services curriculum.

Health Services Minors for Health Services Major students

Health Services majors seeking a specialty track may declare one or more of the health service-related minors, other than the specialty area they are completing (i.e. a Health Services major with a Health Administration specialty cannot also complete a Health Administration minor). Health Services majors with the Long Term Care Administration specialty cannot declare the Interdisciplinary Gerontology minor or Health Administration minor (see list below).

  • Interdisciplinary gerontology
  • Health administration
  • Health promotion and worksite wellness
  • Public health

Health Services majors in the generalist track may select any minor.

Health Services majors in a specialty track may select minor(s) as follows:

Gerontology student could take:

  • health promotion/worksite wellness
  • public health
  • health administration

Health administration student could take:

  • health promotion/worksite wellness
  • public health
  • Interdisciplinary gerontology

Health promotion/worksite wellness student could take:

  • health administration
  • public health
  • Interdisciplinary gerontology

Public health student could take:

  • health promotion/worksite wellness
  • health administration
  • Interdisciplinary gerontology

Long Term Care Administration student could take:

  • health promotion/worksite wellness
  • public health

 

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