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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.

3 tracks:

  • Aging Studies: Gain the knowledge and skills to develop, manage, and provide services for the growing aging population.
  •  Health Care 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.

Please note: we are no longer admitting to the allied dental track of the BSHS.

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:

  • A wealth of faculty experience
  • The option of three specialized tracks (we are no longer admitting to the allied dental track of the BSHS):
  1.  Aging
  2. Health Care Management
  3. Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • 15-week courses, with a limited number of courses offered in 8-week sessions
  • 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.

Admissions deadline is May 1

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 (For the Psychiatric Rehabilitation track, courses in human services, addictions, psychiatric rehabilitation, or related concentrations a 3.0 or greater is required)
  • 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.

Course Number (IDST) Course Name Semester Offered
3400 Data Systems in Healthcare Fall
3500 Fundamential Statistics in the Health Sciences Fall
3510 Principles of Scientific Inquiry in the Health Sciences  Fall
4117 Health Services Management Fall
4140 Educational Methodology for the Allied Health Professions Fall
4150 *Ethics of Healthcare Fall
4300 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Fall
4650 Quality & Leadership in Healthcare Fall
4700 Approaches to the Older Adult Fall
4710 Managing Diseases in the Older Adult Fall
4100 Introduction to Interprofessional Practice Spring
4115 Healthcare Organizations Spring
4200 *Cultural Issues in Healthcare Spring
4310 Patient Advocacy and Healthcare Spring
4340 Perspectives on Death and Dying Spring
4550 Leadership in Health Professions Spring
4720 Social and Healthcare Policy for the Older Adults Spring
5420 Designing & Planning Research Projects in the Health Sciences Spring
4400 Health Services Practicum Spring, Summer, Fall
4409 Health Services Practicum Spring, Summer, Fall
3410 Medical Terminology for Health Professionals Summer
4116 Healthcare Finance & Budgeting Summer
4230 Health Promotion and Aging Summer

August 13, 2019
*8-week course

IDST4100 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

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

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/RGview.cfm?pcode=HST1-XPYR

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 (For the Psychiatric Rehabilitation track, courses in human services, addictions, psychiatric rehabilitation, or related concentrations a 3.0 or greater is required).

No standardized test is required.

  1. Applications must be received by May 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