Keiser University

Health Science, BS

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science is a completion program for graduates of associate of science programs in allied health fields. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role, enhances interdisciplinary understanding and provides a base for graduate education.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • To enhance students’ leadership abilities in the healthcare field.
  • To explore the political, legal and ethical issues that impact on the practice of healthcare.
  • To expand interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration.
  • To develop a healthcare provider’s ability to educate clients, colleagues or students.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited associate degree program in an allied health field.
  • A minimum 24 semester credit hours of general education courses must be earned by students transferring credits from another associate degree program.
  • Documentation of a minimum of six months post graduate work experience in a related field.

The following lower division courses must be successfully completed before beginning upper division major courses ( Course equivalency is established by the Dean of Academic Affairs from official transcripts received from regionally accredited institutions ):

  • DEP2004 Life Span Development
  • ECO102 Microeconomics
  • ENC2102 English Composition II
  • MAC2105 College Algebra or MGF2106, College Mathematics
  • STA2023 Statistics

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, students must earn 60.0 upper division credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Health Science Major Courses ( 48.0 credit hours )
Financial Issues in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Billing/Third Party Payers 3.0 credit hours
Conflict Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Public Policy in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Program Planning and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
Supervisory Skills 3.0 credit hours
Long-Term Managed Care Systems 3.0 credit hours
Risk Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Client Education in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Competency Based Instruction 3.0 credit hours
Epidemiology 3.0 credit hours
Task Analysis and Curriculum Development in the Health Professions 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management / Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Health Law and Ethics 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Upper Division General Education Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Interpersonal Communication 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours

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