Health Services (B.A.S.)

Description

The University offers an online bachelor of applied science (B.A.S.) in health services. This program is specifically designed for allied health professionals with an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) or associate of science (A.S.) who are interested in furthering their career in leadership in their applied health field.

Health Services is an interdisciplinary program that provides the knowledge and skills needed for management-oriented leadership positions. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, program planning and evaluation, management, finance and marketing, safety education, public health administration, and health biostatistics.

Students benefit from classes developed and taught by ISU faculty who have a diversity of specialties. All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required.

Special Note: Health Services is an online program designed for individuals who have completed an A.A.S. or A.S. in a health-related program and meet other eligibility requirements. For further information, visit online learning.

Required Courses

Careers

Building on the student's previous education and experience, the Health Services Program provides the skills and knowledge required for professional management-oriented positions in a variety of health care settings, including:

  • Administrators in clinical settings such as physicians' offices, hospitals, and nursing homes
  • Health educators
  • Community health workers

In addition, graduates are prepared to pursue graduate degrees in health sciences, public health, and related fields.

Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available health care services.

During the same period, employment of health services managers is projected to grow 23 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.