Keiser University Online Education Degree

Bachelor of Science Degree Major: Health Sciences

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Program Description
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science is designed as 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

Prerequisite for Major Courses

  • Graduation from a regionally-accredited associate degree program in an allied health field

  • Minimum of six months work experience

  • 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.)

MAC2105 College algebra or MGF2106, College Mathematics
ECO1023 Microeconomics
ENC2102 English Composition II
STA2023 Statistics
DEP2004 Life Span Development

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 credit hours)

Health Policy

3.0 credit hours
Health Professional as Educator 3.0 credit hours
Financial Issues in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Billing/Third Party Payers 3.0 credit hours
Teaching and learning in the Health Professions   3.0 credit hours
Conflict Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3.0credit hours
Program Planning and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
Supervisory Skills 3.0 credit hours
Long-Term Managed Care Systems 3.0 credit hours
Task Analysis and Curriculum Development in the Health Professions 3.0 credit hours
Risk Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Epidemiology 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management/Organization Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Health Law and Ethics 3.0 credit hours

Health Science Major Courses (48.0 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)

* Healthcare Communications 3.0 credit hours
* Writers for Managers 3.0 credit hours
* Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
* Management Information Systems for Health Organization 3.0 credit hours

* Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better

The letter “T” represents a course designed for transferability between institutions


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