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Bachelor of Science in Health Science Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $14,949

Overview


Bachelor of Science in Health Science Online

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program from Northern Kentucky University is designed for professionals with an associate degree in a healthcare discipline. The 33 hour online program curriculum provides students with holistic healthcare knowledge and exposure to various facets of the healthcare system to include leadership/management, research, global health, health informatics, management of chronic diseases, current treads and cultural issues in healthcare, as well as teaching and learning in healthcare education.

This 100% online degree completion track program prepares you for career mobility in a variety of positions in health-related organizations. Our upper-level courses blend technical and humanistic theories to give you a foundation for advanced positions and prepare you for graduate studies.

In this program, you will:

  • Apply critical thinking skills and analysis to gather, assess, interpret, and communicate relevant information related to the health sciences
  • Study ethical and legal issues often seen in healthcare as well as how aging and chronic disease impacts patient care, quality of life, and the economic and financial impact on the patient
  • Discuss and research current issues related to healthcare professions, government policies, global health and our healthcare system
  • Learn leadership skills and basic applied management functions with introductory exposure to health informatics

Courses

To complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Science online program, students must complete the core courses (33 credit hours) in the program. To earn their BSHS degree, students must also complete general education courses for a total of 120 credit hours. All online courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning the degree you've been dreaming of. We've streamlined the process to make it easier and less time consuming. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science online program include a minimum 2.3 GPA and an associate degree in a healthcare discipline.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

We understand that it can be a challenge to juggle work, classes, life, and finances. Tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science online program is affordably priced, and all fees are included in the total tuition cost. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Bachelor of Science in Health Science online students, multiple start dates are offered during the academic calendar year. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register, and pay for tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


To complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Science online program, students must complete the core courses (33 credit hours) in the program. To earn their BSHS degree, students must also complete general education courses for a total of 120 credit hours. The 120 hours may come from a combination of previous transfer credits (from an associate degree) as well as general education courses completed as corequisites with the online core courses. All courses are seven weeks in length.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the basic applied management functions in a healthcare setting; personnel management, planning and organizing, policy making, and team leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the role of the older adult in society; promotion of health, support of continued learning, right to peaceful death, theories of aging and ethical/legal concepts. It includes experiences with the older adult in the community; acute and long-term care settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of the research process for healthcare professions; historical development of research in healthcare; role of research in scientific advancement of healthcare; development of ability to critique clinical healthcare studies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will enable students to better understand healthcare systems around the world and healthcare/public health dilemmas. The focus of this course is on healthcare systems, policies, legislation, the politico-economics of healthcare, and the role of healthcare professionals in upholding our code of ethics and standards of care.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An in-depth study of various chronic diseases that impact patient care and quality of life from a multidisciplinary viewpoint; evaluation on economic and financial impact on the patient and the healthcare system with a focus on case management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents an overview of the legal and ethical issues often seen in the health care industry. It provides students with basic working knowledge of healthcare law and ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a foundation of healthcare education for instructional leaders to make decisions about the types of teaching strategies and instructional plans they utilize in their classrooms. It will provide strategies of teaching with emphasis on student diversity, learning styles, anagogical content, and teaching perspectives. Students will consider paradigm shifts in the roles from clinician/practitioner to educator.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of the U.S. healthcare system; in-depth analysis of modern and potential future trends; evaluation of current status of healthcare system with emphasis on cultural diversity and competency.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to concepts and trends in the health informatics field, both locally and nationally. Several areas will be introduced that will provide baseline knowledge for a health informaticist.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the concepts and skills for developing the leader in a total quality culture. The role of the leader as a mentor will be explored, as well as developing and maintaining empowered followers. Special focus will be put on effective communication systems, decision-making, vision and mission statements, process leadership, time and stress management in organizations, and valuing diversity.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Graphical descriptive measures; numerical descriptive measures; probability; hypothesis testing, estimation; analysis of variance; chi-square; regression; analysis by means of statistical software.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

BSHS Online Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee.
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member your application fee will be waived.
  • Associate degree in a healthcare discipline
  • Minimum 2.3 GPA

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Admissions
400 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The BSHS online program consists of 33 credit hours for a program cost of $14,949, including fees. The program cost does not include other general education courses that may be needed to complete the 120 hours required by the BSHS degree.

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a BSHS online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour (including fees) Total With Fees
Bachelor of Science in Health Science $453 $14,949

Scholarships are available. For more information, contact your enrollment specialist.

Rates include tuition as established by the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents. Rates are effective Fall 2018 and subject to change.

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Calendar


For the BSHS Online

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 October 17, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 17, 2018 December 7, 2018
Spring 1 January 14, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 7, 2019 January 14, 2019 January 9, 2019 March 1, 2019
Spring 2 March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 May 3, 2019
Summer 1 May 13, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 June 28, 2019
Summer 2 July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 August 16, 2019
Fall 1 August 19, 2019 August 5, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 14, 2019 August 20, 2019 October 4, 2019
Fall 2 October 16, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 11, 2019 October 17, 2019 December 6, 2019
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