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B.S. in Health Sciences – Degree Completion Program for Health Care Professionals

You have earned your associate’s degree and want to advance in your health care career. Now is the time to complete your bachelor’s degree in a nationally ranked, online program at Rutgers University. Offered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the degree builds on previous academic coursework or employment experience in the health care profession. An inter-professional core of courses and a specialized area of concentration broadens understanding of major health care issues in the 21st century.

Our advanced educational technology and distance learning environment allow students to thrive whether they are working professionals or full-time undergraduates. Career paths include hospital/health organization administration, clinical department management, governmental health agency administration, working in the field of aging, or working in the psychiatric rehabilitation field.

4 tracks:

  • Aging Studies: Gain the knowledge and skills to develop, manage, and provide services for the growing aging population.
  • Allied Dental: Gain the knowledge and experience for advanced careers in dental management, sales, marketing, and research, as well as a strong foundation for graduate level education.
  •  Health Services Management: Gain the expertise to plan, coordinate, and manage medical and health services within a health care organization.
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Learn to assist individuals living with a serious mental illness by helping them live meaningful and productive lives, achieve their recovery goals, and effectively manage the challenges associated with their illness.

Questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions: at 973-972-5454 or the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelors Program in Health Sciences at 908 889-2517 or
singhava@shp.rutgers.edu.

Our program is unique in offering:

  • A wealth of faculty experience
  • The option of four specialized tracks:
  1.  Aging
  2. Allied Dental Education
  3. Health Services Management and Education
  4. Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • The flexibility of 8-week or 15-week course offerings
  • Enrollment in a university ranked #1 out of 582 schools in the nation in best colleges for health professions by College Factual
  • A top 10 online BSHS program as ranked by bestcolleges.com 2017

Regardless of track, the learning outcomes are aligned with the School of Health Professions Outcomes and include outcomes related to major competencies for the bachelor’s degree.  While in the program, learners will:

  • exhibit professional behaviors such as integrity, respect, compassion, altruism, and demonstrate excellence in delivery of service, and a commitment to their profession;
  • communicate and collaborate with the health care team to facilitate the attainment of common goals;
  • lead individuals and/or groups and apply basic management skills toward attainment of shared goals;
  • effectively access, manage, and utilize scientific, health care and patient/client information while respecting the ownership and privacy of sources;
  • assess and apply the methods of scientific inquiry;

Employment in health care occupations is projected to rise 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015. This anticipated growth is due to an aging population and increased access to healthcare insurance for individuals.

Rutgers is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education.

Question?
Contact the Office of Admissions: at 973-972-5454 or the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelors Program in Health Sciences at 908 889-2517 or
singhava@shp.rutgers.edu.

To apply to the Bachelor‘s Program in Health Sciences, you must meet the following requirements and provide the following documents:

  • Minimum of a certificate or associate’s degree from an accredited allied health education program or university with an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater (3.0 or greater for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation track)
  • Health Professional with current licensure/registration, if applicable
  • Two recommendations using the Recommender Form (for Psychiatric Rehabilitation track only, with at least one from a college professor)
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Completed application
  • Payment of application fee

 Questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions: at 973-972-5454 or the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelors Program in Health Sciences at 908 889-2517 or
singhava@shp.rutgers.edu.

Our program offers an inter-professional core of courses and a specialized area of concentration tailored to your career path.

All students complete a 15-credit interdisciplinary core of courses. There is no prescribed sequence for taking the courses.

Interdisciplinary courses       

IDS4100 Introduction to Interprofessional Education

 3 credits

IDST3510 Principles of Scientific Inquiry

 3 credits

IDST4115 Health Care Organizations

 3 credits

IDST4150 Ethics of Healthcare

 3 credits

IDST4200 Cultural Issues in Health Care

 3 credits

Course requirements

Joint degree with Thomas Edison State University https://apps.shp.rutgers.edu/projects/CourseCatalog/RGs/HST3-XAGE.pdf

Solo degree for those entering with 30 general education credits 

https://apps.shp.rutgers.edu/projects/CourseCatalog/RGs/HST1-XAGE.pdf 

Course requirements

Solo degree for those entering with 30 credits of general education courses https://apps.shp.rutgers.edu/projects/CourseCatalog/RGs/HST1.pdf

Joint degree with Thomas Edison State University 

https://apps.shp.rutgers.edu/projects/CourseCatalog/RGs/HST3-XHME.pdf 

Course requirements

Associate of Science in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment (AS-PSRT) Degree Holder Track   https://apps.shp.rutgers.edu/projects/CourseCatalog/RGs/HST1-HSAS-XPYR.pdf 

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Psychiatric Rehabilitation – Holder of either an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) Degree in an Allied Health Degree Program in a related field  

 https://apps.shp.rutgers.edu/projects/CourseCatalog/RGs/HST1-XPYR.pdf

Contact the Office of Admissions: at 973-972-5454 or the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelors Program in Health Sciences at 908 889-2517 or
singhava@shp.rutgers.edu.

A.  Graduates assume a variety of leadership roles within the health care industry. The program is designed to enhance students’ understanding of major issues in health care today, and teach them to effectively manage organizational resources and optimize outcomes.  Career avenues include hospital/health organization administration, clinical department management, health care education and governmental health agency administration.

A.  Applicants must have a minimum of a certificate or associate’s degree from an accredited allied health education program or university with an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater (3.0 or greater for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation track)
No standardized test is required.

  1. Applications must be received by March 1 for Fall term admission.  The Psychiatric Rehabilitation track also admits students for the Spring term.  You may apply online  here.  Along with the application, the following should be submitted:
  • Copy of a current health profession’s license/registration, if applicable
  • Two recommendations using the Recommender Form (Psychiatric Rehabilitation track only with at least one from a college professor)
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended

A.  You can pursue this program on either a full-time or part-time basis.  In general, this program is for working health care professionals who are pursuing the degree on a part-time basis.  You have eight years to complete the program.

A.  The program’s practicum is a flexible four-credit, 160-hour directed field experience that is individually planned for each student.  It is designed to provide teaching, administrative, or clinical experience in educational, governmental, or health care agencies.  A faculty member will oversee your practicum.  The type of practicum and the facility depends on your career goals.

A.  You must have access to the Internet. The most important aspect of online courses is your participation.  Our online courses have been designed to provide a high level of interaction between you, your instructors, and fellow classmates.  Ongoing interactions between faculty and students are required.  Weekly assignments, weekly feedback from instructors and opportunities to participate in threaded discussions are built into the program.  Once you have begun your course, prepare to log on frequently.  Your instructor may recommend a minimum number of times per week. All courses are password protected.

A.  All first-time students are required to complete an online orientation, which takes 1.5 – 2 hours.  The orientation will introduce you to the online learning environment and guide you through some of its commonly used features.  Orientation will help you navigate online courses more easily.  Students, faculty, and the university’s academic computing staff participate in the orientation.

A.  You should possess basic computer skills such as internet browsing and searching, e-mailing and word processing.  You must also have remote (off-campus) access to internet services, to include at least Internet browsing capability and e-mail.

A.  Yes. The best source for financial aid information is at the Rutgers Student Financial Aid Office.  Call 973-972-4376 or click  here.

A.  There are limited scholarships available for SHP students.  General scholarship information can be found by clicking here.

Questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions: at 973-972-5454 or the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelors Program in Health Sciences at 908 889-2517 or
singhava@shp.rutgers.edu.

Dept. Home
APPLY NOW!
Vaishali Singhal

For more information, email Dr. Vaishali Singhal, program director.

Best Colleges Seal for Best Online Bachelor's of Health Sciences - Rutgers University - New Brunswick