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.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
Medical and Health Services Managers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $88,580 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $53,940, and the top 10 percent earned more than $150,560.
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.
Industries with the highest level of employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||112,160||$50.33||$104,680|
|Offices of Physicians||29,780||$46.79||$97,330|
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||20,050||$39.54||$82,240|
|Home Health Care Services||17,260||$42.63||$88,670|
|Outpatient Care Centers||15,970||$45.54||$94,720|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Special Admissions Requirement
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Clubs & Activities
- Health Information Association (HIA)
- Student Nurses' Association (SNA)
Applied Health Studies Advisory Committee
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.