Applied Health Studies
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Studies is a 129-credit major for individuals who are currently or soon to be certified, licensed, or registered in a health care profession (BAH), or for students interested in the occupational therapy assistant (BAO), emergency medical services (BAE), radiography (BAR), physical fitness specialist (BAS), cardiovascular technology (BAC), or surgical technology (BAG) major who also wish to earn the bachelor's degree. The goal of this program is to prepare health care practitioners to function in a dynamic health care environment and to enable building on current knowledge and skills to assume positions of leadership. The major may be completed either full or part-time to accommodate students' work schedules.

Students can avail themselves of the core knowledge, at an advanced level, that guides all health care practitioners. This degree will allow the student the opportunity to increase knowledge base in management and administrative issues, integrate and synthesize technical knowledge to assist in planning, problem solving and evaluating health care delivery methods and systems, and expand knowledge and skills to establish a more marketable multi-skilled background.

This major is available online via distance learning.

Program Specs

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Learning surgical instrumentation is a major part of the Surgical Technology program.
Myopic radiographic skeleton used to help students prepare for positioning of phantom patient in the on campus x-ray laboratory.
The Surgical Technology mock operatories provide functioning operating room equipment.

About the curriculum

Classes

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After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

Medical and Health Services Managers

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Most medical and health services managers work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $90,940 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $55,470.The top 10 percent earned more than $155,130.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals113,700$52.02$108,210
Offices of Physicians30,590$48.00$99,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)19,460$40.07$83,340
Home Health Care Services18,070$43.84$91,190
Outpatient Care Centers17,200$46.77$97,290

Statistics reported in May 2013

Special Admissions Requirements

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Transfer Procedures

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Clubs & Activities

  • Health Information Association (HIA)
  • Student Nurses' Association (SNA)

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Applied Health Studies Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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