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The world of health care is changing like never before. While there will always be uncertainty about the future, there are two things that will be constant. One—people will need the best health services humanly possible. And two—Kaplan University will be leading the way in providing innovative education programs so that tomorrow’s health science professionals may be up to the challenge of meeting these needs.
Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is designed for those who want to be part of not only improving people’s health, but enhancing their quality of life. The opportunities in health care services are expanding every day. To help prepare for your future in this exciting and rewarding industry, our Bachelor of Science in Health Science program may be just right for you.
In this program you will explore various topics, concepts, values, research methods, and applications in health science, while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Your coursework will focus on:
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The Bachelor of Science in Health Science may help advance your career in many areas. Job opportunities could be found in health care, health science, and more. Specific training in health sciences may prepare you for opportunities in hospitals, private medical offices, public health agencies, and health care centers.*
Students enrolled in Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Health
Science can choose to complete the accelerated Master of Public Health or Master
of Health Care Administration option. Designed for high-potential
undergraduate students interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s
degree, the accelerated option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree
while simultaneously completing up to five core courses in either the Master
of Public Health or Master of Health Care
Administration. If you successfully complete these courses with a minimum
course grade, and have applied and been accepted to the applicable Kaplan
University master’s degree program, you will enter a shortened version of the master’s degree program.
The accelerated option allows you to earn your Kaplan University bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at a faster pace and lower
cost than completing each degree separately. Qualification for the accelerated
master’s degree options are subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact
an Admissions Advisor for more information.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Campus and Online Start Date
Mar 26, 2014
Online Start Date
Apr 16, 2014
Online Start Date
May 14, 2014
Students will learn how to communicate effectively in their professional field using various writing styles. Students will also identify and further develop their own writing process. Grammar and mechanics will be reviewed, helping students focus on the areas that will improve their writing.
Total Program Credits: 180
This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.
course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts
pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore
career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to
pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional
communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship
management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability,
and using proper technologies to manage professional identities.
The purpose of this introductory-level
American government course is to provide students with crucial
knowledge about how government works and about how they, as
individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the
rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political
system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and
levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental
knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable
personally and professionally.
Any college composition course
This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.
This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe.
This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give studentsa chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives.
of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics.
The role of microorganisms and their affect on humans and the environment will
also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as
will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology.
Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological
sciences, nursing, and genetics. (Includes a 1 credit hour lab)
In this introduction to biology, students will
explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the
processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins
to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and
overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday
life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of
biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors
Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.
In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.
In this course, students develop sound ethical
reasoning and judgment through the study of practical
applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics
as it relates to business, health care, society, and the
environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical
principles and analytical methods.
This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.
Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.
In this required introductory course, students will identify current issues in health science and how they relate to chosen health science professions. Educational and credentialing requirements will be defined for health science occupations. Students will create a personal education plan, choosing appropriate electives and identifying specific career options based on personal goals and research of the profession. Professional traits and skills for success in the field will be explored as well as discussion of roles and responsibilities of selected health professionals.
Total Program Credits: 180
This course is an integrated study of the human body. The focus is on understanding the interrelated nature of the systems of the body. This includes the concept of homeostasis as well as the relationship between structure and function. This course encompasses the anatomy of selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as applied to the body. The course presents the chemical basis of life and provides a basic understanding of cells, cellular metabolism, and tissue composition and functions. The course also includes the study of the structures and functions of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and senses.
This course is the continuation of integrated
study of the human body. This course encompasses the anatomy of
selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as
applied to the body. The course also includes the study of the
structures and functions of the following systems: circulatory,
lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
Studies include the most common diseases of
bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic
tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also
study alternative treatments and pain
This course discusses the scope and practice
of health care administration. Students learn various models of
health care delivery systems and social, political, individual,
and organizational forces that impact health care delivery.
Studies will include marketing, operations, financial, and human
resources management, as well as effective communication
strategies involved in health care
This course enables students to explore research methodologies, including statistical analyses, study designs used in health sciences, and critically appraise the research published in scientific literature and popular media. Students learn to identify and discuss current trends in research in health sciences, nutrition, health psychology, exercise science, and complementary and alternative medicine.
This course familiarizes students with principles of epidemiology and its role in prevention and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases prevalent in a determined geographical area. Students further explore the biostatistical methods used in epidemiological data gathering and analysis, and discuss the importance of epidemiological studies related to effective public health strategies.
This course guides students through the practice of public health. Real-world public health issues are presented and evaluated through the use of case study analysis. Case studies cover fundamental competencies of the public health practitioner, including community health assessment and health policy development. In addition, students will examine problem-solving strategies through problem-based learning.
This course introduces students to the concepts of health, healing, and wellness from a broad historical and multicultural perspective. Students will investigate how changing ideas about religion, philosophy, science, and psychology have influenced our understanding of health, and how the practice of medicine continues to be affected by global, social, and economic pressures. Contemporary models of health and wellness will be illustrated by drawing upon selected writings from each major proponent, and students will undertake the development of an original model of health and wellness based on an understanding of and sensitivity to current geopolitical and multicultural issues.
This course is an overview of the fundamental theories of chemistry and provides a foundation for students pursuing future studies or careers in science-related fields. Topics will introduce students to aspects of general, organic, and biochemistry. Students will learn the basic concepts in chemistry needed to be successful in their field, such as scientific inquiry, naming organic compounds, and the names and structures of amino acids.
MM 212 highly recommended
This capstone course is the culminating
experience for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science. This
course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have
taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides
students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the
knowledge and skills acquired throughout their coursework in an
original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of
mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health
Total Program Credits: 180
*Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated Master of Health Care Administration or Master of Public Health option will take up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate electives.
Total Program Credits: 90
Comparability is determined by a course-by-course examination of the prior associate's or bachelor's degree against the core requirements of a Kaplan University associate’s degree.
Total Program Credits: 90
Total Program Credits: 90
Total Program Credits: 90
Total Program Credits: 90
*Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated Master of
Health Care Administration or Master of Public Health option will take
up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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