Schools & Divisions


Course Requirements

Course requirements fall into four categories, and are defined by student learning outcomes.

General Education(varies by campus) 30 - 42 credit hours.  Students must achieve the general education outcomes of the campus from which they will graduate.

BSAHS Core (required) 42 credit hours

Students take courses that meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Utilize problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills in a variety of health care settings and situations.
  • Utilize effective leadership and management strategies in common health care delivery systems and environments.
  • Apply evidence-based health care practices for optimum health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate accountability within the legal and ethical parameters of the health care system.
  • Integrate communication skills into professional roles.
  • Utilize information technology in the delivery of health care.
  • Explore the historical and contemporary social determinants of health that shape health status, health behavior, and health inequalities.

BSAHS Core Courses are:

  • AHSC- H301  Health Care Delivery and Leadership (6 cr) *must be taken in first semester of major courses*
  • AHSC- H310  Health Policy, Ethics, and Legal Issues (6 cr)
  • AHSC- H320  Consumer Health (3 cr)
  • AHSC- H330  Intercultural Health Communication (6 cr)
  • AHSC- H340  Research in the Health Sciences (3 cr)
  • AHSC- H350  Economics of Health Care (3 cr)
  • AHSC- H360  Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Population Health (6 cr)
  • AHSC- H370  Informatics (3 cr)
  • AHSC- H480  Grant Writing & Internship (6 cr)

BSAHS Track (one required) 18 credit hours

Track 1: Community Health Educator

Coursework will provide instruction in the skills necessary to conduct general health and wellness assessments and the techniques of health education. Students majoring in the BSAHS with a concentration in the Community Health Educator track will be able to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (CHES) offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Becoming a CHES opens many more opportunities for students in public health.

Track 1 Courses are:

  • AHSC- C415  Community Health Assessment, Education, and Promotion (6 cr)
  • AHSC- C425  Program Assessment, Planning, Evaluation I (6 cr)
  • AHSC- C435  Program Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation II (6 cr)

Track 2: Health Administration

Coursework will provide instruction in health care organization, planning, budgeting and finance.

Track 2 courses are:

  • AHSC- A420  Health Care Budgeting and Finance (6 cr)
  • AHSC- A430  Health Care Organization Supervision and Resource Management (6 cr)
  • AHSC- A440  Health Care Administration and Strategic Planning (6 cr)

Electives: To total 120 credit hours

Students should choose electives that best support the BSAHS track they are pursuing, and in consultation with their academic advisor.  Students are strongly encouraged to do a minor in a related area.

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