Health Sciences B.S.

Health Sciences Course Descriptions

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (HSCI) degree program was designed for students who are ready to prepare for a career in the healthcare field. Professionals already working can complete a HSCI degree to move to more senior leadership position. Students completing the program will also find graduate school opportunities.

The HSCI degree is very flexible. Students who have 18 or more credits in the allied health field can transfer those into the degree program. Students who do not possess credit may elect to complete a specialization while working on the degree. Students can select from concentrations in Administration, Cardiac Rhythm Analysis Technician; Certified Billing & Coding Specialist; Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist; Certified Medical Administrative Assistant; General Studies; and Nutrition. Graduates will be qualified to assume leadership positions in healthcare and also move on to graduate school.


A. 33 Hours Health Sciences Core

HSCI 2310Health Sciences I

HSCI 2320Health Sciences II

HSCI 3310Healthcare Organizations and Administration

HSCI 3321Information Systems for the Health Sciences

HSCI 3330Legal Issues in Healthcare

HSCI 3340Third Party Payment Systems

HSCI 3350Epidemiology and Public Health

HSCI 4310Healthcare Policy

HSCI 4320Biostatistics and the Health Sciences

HSCI 4330Health Sciences Research Methods

HSCI 4340Capstone in Health Sciences

B. 18 - 30 Hours Health Area Specialization

The student can complete a concentration (listed below) or transfer work complete at another institution, prior learning, and/or military work.

C. General Electives -

Hours needed to meet 120 total credit hours for degree and 45 hour residency requirement.

Nutrition Concentration (27 Hours):

Required Courses

NUTR 2300Introduction to Health Professions

NUTR 2310Introduction to Nutrition Science

NUTR 2340Food Culture and Disease in America

NUTR 2350Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport

NUTR 3300Life Cycle Nutrition for Health Care

NUTR 3320Public Health Nutrition

NUTR 3360Integrated Approach to Weight Management

NUTR 4320Health and Nutrition Communication and Education Skills

NUTR 4310Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology