Health Services (B.A.S.)
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.
- The online bachelor degree in 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.
- This program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
Building on the student's previous education and experience, this online bachelor's degree offers allied health professionals 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.
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