Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Health Sciences

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Prepare for an in-demand career in the health sciences field

Health Sciences, B.S. (General) Overview

With the online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree from the University of West Florida, you will acquire the skills needed to promote positive health outcomes for individuals, your community, or improve operations for a healthcare organization. This degree can also be used by students who are preparing for graduate studies in a number of health-related areas. Examples of opportunities include employment as clinical research coordinators, environmental health specialists, health information technicians, health program coordinators, sales representatives (pharmaceutical and medical equipment), healthcare personnel recruiters and postsecondary health specialties teachers.

You will learn from dedicated faculty who are experienced in their fields. Through the program’s convenient online format, you can study for your health sciences degree courses anytime and anywhere.

Some of the key topics covered in the bachelor of health sciences online degree include:

  • Trends and issues in the health sciences field
  • An overview of the field and healthcare-related topics
  • Fundamentals of the healthcare system in the United States
  • Laws regulating healthcare and public health practices
  • Health informatics and the related computer applications
  • Technology used to analyze medical information
  • Current epidemics of infectious diseases
  • Ethical issues in clinical and administrative decision-making

As part of the online health sciences degree, you will complete a capstone course that focuses on modern research in the health sciences, including the scientific method, research ethics and data collection.

Candidates for the Health Sciences Program Include:

  • Students wanting to advance their career in the health field
  • Transfer students wanting to complete their bachelor’s degree in health
  • Students who wish to pursue a specialized graduate degree in areas such as healthcare informatics, healthcare administration, behavior analysis or physical therapy
  • Students who want to seek careers at hospitals, insurance companies, clinics and more

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply the concepts, principles, and theories that constitute the health sciences
  • Apply appropriate methods to solve problems in the health sciences
  • Employ effective and professional communication in the health sciences
  • Independently analyze and reflect on a chosen health profession’s ethical standards