BS Applied Health

Interested in a health sector career but do not wish to pursue clinical degree programs?

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science (BSAHS) can prepare you to work in a variety of health careers. 

  • The Online BS in Applied Health Science is “student-centered,” appealing to a wide spectrum of traditional and non-traditional students who have an interest in a health sector career but do not wish pursue clinical degree programs.
  • The program allows flexibility for students who are seeking to complete their degrees while meeting their responsibilities to their families and/or employers.
  • The degree design offers health workers with previous college credit (including those with associate degrees) a convenient, high-quality option for completing a baccalaureate degree that students can pursue while working full- or part-time.
  • The degree provides additional skills and training needed to advance within the student’s chosen profession. It is also appropriate for those who wish to find a new career in the health care field.


Coursework will provide instruction in the skills necessary to conduct general health and wellness assessments and the techniques of health education. Students majoring in the BSAHS with a concentration in the Community Health Educator track will be able to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (CHES) offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Becoming a CHES opens many more opportunities for students in public health.

Track 1 Courses are:

  • AHSC-C 415 Community Health Assessment, Education, and Promotion (6 cr)
  • AHSC-C 425 Program Assessment, Planning, Evaluation I (6 cr)
  • AHSC-C 435 Program Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation II (6 cr)

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

Track 2 courses are:

  • AHSC-A 440 Health Care Administration and Strategic Planning (6 cr)
  • AHSC-A 420 Health Care Budgeting and Finance (6 cr)
  • AHSC-A 430 Health Care Organization Supervision and Resource Management (6 cr)

Student Learning Outcomes

Students take courses that meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Utilize problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills in a variety of health care settings and situations.
  • Utilize effective leadership and management strategies in common health care delivery systems and environments.
  • Apply evidence-based health care practices for optimum health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate accountability within the legal and ethical parameters of the health care system.
  • Integrate communication skills into professional roles.
  • Utilize information technology in the delivery of health care.
  • Explore the historical and contemporary social determinants of health that shape health status, health behavior, and health inequalities.

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Interested in applying and learning more about the IU Online Applied Health Science program offered through IU East. 

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Cherie Dolehanty
Advisor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Hayes Hall 240