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Idaho State University

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) degree is offered at ISU through the Division of Health Science and provides several avenues for students to work in health-related professions depending upon the student's ultimate educational and career goals. Students graduating with an AAS or AS are provided the opportunity to apply their associate degree in a health-related field toward graduation requirements for the B.S. in Health Science and satisfy many of the prerequisites for a variety of health science-related graduate programs. The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program with the associate degree emphasis is to allow students who have graduated or are enrolled in health occupations training at the level of an associate degree to pursue a bachelor's degree with an advanced general health science focus.

This degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in several health science professions, including medicine, dentistry, hospital administration, medical technology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. All students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor within their associate degree programs to ensure that the courses they plan to take will meet their specific career goals.

Program Overview

  • Associate degree requirements: Be a graduate or enrolled in a health-related program that awards associate degrees
  • General education requirements: Completion of Bachelor of Science general education goals with a minimum of 36 credits
  • BSHS core courses: 20-24 credits
  • Complete College of Technology Health Occupations Department requirements
  • Upper division credits: 36 total credits
  • Total minimum credits required: 120

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Degree Option

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science (4+ years)

Career Opportunities

一道本不卡免费高清The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in areas related to health science.

BSHS Requirements

一道本不卡免费高清Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science should be in or have graduated from an Associate degree program that has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.* Students may transfer up to a maximum of 50 credits from this degree (all lower division credits). Students must complete 15 general education credits & 1 semester in a Health Occupations focused Associates Program.

Degree Requirements:

The B.S. in Health Science degree with the associate degree emphasis includes the following credit requirements which can be divided into four components: Associate Degree Requirements; General Education Requirements; B.S in Health Science Core Courses; and Associate Degree/Health Occupations Concentration Requirements.

  1. Associate Degree Requirements

    Each student must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a health occupations program that awards an associate degree.* Students with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree may apply up to a maximum of 50 credits from this degree (all lower division credits) toward the 120 total credit requirement. In addition, students with an Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Respiratory Therapy from ISU may apply 15 upper division Respiratory Therapy (RESP) credits to this degree.

    一道本不卡免费高清* Out-of-state associate degrees must be evaluated for meeting the Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the associate degree is over five years old, the degree must be evaluated for currency in the technical field.

  2. General Education Requirements:

    Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits—see the Academic Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog). Specific requirements may be listed under individual health occupations program curricula (choose programs above).

  3. BSHS Core Courses:

    一道本不卡免费高清BSHS students across all ISU colleges and programs are required to complete a common core of 20-24 credits.

    一道本不卡免费高清Core Requirements (20-24 credits)

    Required Courses (12 credits)*
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    H E 2200Promoting Wellness3
    BIOL 3301/LAnatomy and Physiology, and Lab4
    HE/HCA 2210 or HO 0106Medical Terminology2
    DHS 4426Evidence-Based Research in Health Sciences3
    Professional Competencies (choose 3 credits)
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    HCA 2215Health Care Leadership3
    HCA 4475Health Care Law and Bioethics3
    HO 0107Medical Law and Ethics3
    PHIL 2230Medical Ethics3
    Health Care (choose 3 credits)
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    ECON 3303Health Economics3
    HCA 1115U.S. Health Systems3
    Communication (choose 3 credits)
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
    COMM 4441Interpersonal Communication3
    COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals2
    ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
    HE 4410Behavior Change Theories3
    HE 4425Patient Education Strategies2
    Diversity (choose 0-3 credits)
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
    COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals2
    HCA 4475Health Care Law and Bioethics3
    HE 4425Patient Education Strategies2

     

  4. Health Occupations Concentration Requirements: (25 credits minimum)
    Required Courses (8 credits)
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    BIOL 3302/3302LAnatomy and Physiology and Lab4
    MATH 1153Introduction to Statistics3
    PSYC 3369AIDS1
    Chemistry – choose one set (9 credits or 7 credits):
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    CHEM 1111/1111L
    and
    CHEM 1112/1112L
    General Chemistry I and Lab

    General Chemistry II and Lab
    5

    4
     OR 
    CHEM 1101
    and
    CHEM 1102/1103
    Introduction to Chemistry

    Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and Lab
    3

    4
    Physics – choose one combination (4 or 8 credits):
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    PHYS 1111/1113
    and
    PHYS 1112/1114
    General Physics I and Lab

    General Physics II and Lab
    4

    4
     OR 
    PHYS 1100Essentials of Physics4
    Choose one:
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    BIOL 3305Introduction to Pathobiology3
    HE 3383Epidemiology3
    RESP 2214Introduction to Pulmonary Disease4
    Choose one course (3 credits):
    Course NumberCourseCredits
    HE 3340Fitness and Wellness Programs3
    HCA 3350Organizational Behavior in Health Care3
    HCA 3384Human Resource Management in Healthcare3
    NTD 3340Nutrition for Health Professionals3
    PE 3300Movement Theory and Motor Development3
    PE 3370Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
    PSYC 3301Abnormal Psychology I3
    PSYC 3341Social Psychology3
    RESP 3310Case Management II2
    RESP 3325Clinical Practice of Therapeutic Procedures II2
    RESP 2231/2232Patient Assessment I and II4
    SOC 3330Sociology of Health and Illness3

Students pursuing a non-teaching minor in Health Education should contact the Health Education and Promotion Program for details.

A student must fulfill 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits—see the Academic Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog), BSHS Core requirements (20-24 credits), and Associate Degree requirements (up to a maximum of 50 credits), and Health Occupations Concentration requirements (a minimum of 25 credits), and earn a minimum of 120 total credits, of which a minimum of 36 must be upper division credits, for a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree.