School of Nursing

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Health Science

Program Description

The curriculum of the Applied Health Science B.S. will focus on the non-clinical aspects of health care management and education, and, as such, it complements a wide variety of clinical degrees avaliable at IU. The BS AHS is designed to serve both traditional and non-traditional students attending full- or part-time. Individuals currently working in the health care industry with college credits and/or associates degrees will find the courses they need to complete a baccalaureate degree and advance their career prospects.

The IU Collaborative B.S. in Applied Health Science will require 120 credit hours. Students will complete the general education of their campus of admission (home campus) and collaborative requirements as outlined below.

Degree Requirements


Complete 120 total credit hours, with at least 30 at the 300-400 (upper division) level, with a program cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

General Education Requirements

Complete the Univerisity General Education curriculum requirements. 

Applied Health Science Core Courses

Dept. Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Minimum Grade
AHSC-H 301 Health Care Delivery and Leadership 6 C-
AHSC-H 310 Health Policy, Ethics, and Legal Issues 6 C-
AHSC-H 320 Consumer Health 3 C-
AHSC-H 330 Intercultural Health Communication 6 C-
AHSC-H 340 Research in Health Sciences 3 C-
AHSC-H 350 Economics of Helath Care 3 C-
AHSC-H 360 Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Population Health 6 C-
AHSC-H 370 Informatics 3 C-
AHSC-H 480 Grant Writing and Internship 6 C-

Applied Health Science Track (One Required)

Community Health Educator

Coursework will provide instruction in the skills necessary to conduct general health and wellness assessments and the techniques of health education.

Dept. Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Minimum Grade
AHSC-C 415 Community Health Assessment, Education, and Promotion 6 C-
AHSC-C 425 Program Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation I 6 C-
AHSC-C 435 Program Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation II 6 C-


Health Administration

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

Dept. Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Minimum Grade
AHSC-A 420 Track Health Care Budgeting and Finance 6 C-
AHSC-A 430 Track Health Care Organization Supervision and Resource Management 6 C-
AHSC-A 440 Track Health Care Administration and Strategic Planning 6 C-

Electives (To Total 120 Credit Hours)

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