Quinnipiac graduate students in a QU Online photo session April 2014

BS in Health Science Studies (online)

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Quinnipiac’s online BS in Health Science Studies degree completion program prepares the next wave of dynamic health care practitioners and leaders. Through a deep exploration of the continuum of care — and the array of clinical, diagnostic and rehabilitative services within it — you’ll learn the foundational skills needed to be successful in a spectrum of flourishing health care careers.

Program Overview

Your bridge into the health science professions

For those who have an associate’s degree or 45 health science credits, the BS in Health Science Studies degree completion program offers an ideal pathway to advance within an existing career, or begin a new career in health care. This interdisciplinary program exposes you to skill sets that can be applied to career specialties as diverse as nutrition, radiology, biomedical sciences and optometry. Completion also may pave the way to graduate study in fields such as global public health and physical therapy.

As a student in the program, you’ll be assigned an academic adviser who will help you to match your course work with your desired career goals. The flexible program may be completed entirely online, and each course is led by the same experienced health sciences faculty who teach on campus. Our collaborative online classroom also enables you to work closely with other currently practicing health care professionals.

With permission of the program directors, students interested in pursuing their master’s degree upon the completion of their bachelor’s may elect to take 9 credits of graduate level course work as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits may be applied toward the MBA and MS in Organizational Leadership programs at Quinnipiac.

About Online Learning

Flexible scheduling meets world-class education

Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.

In their Words

“From the very first interaction with the admissions office, to my academic adviser and to every professor in between, I have had an amazing experience. I think the dedication to students truly sets Quinnipiac apart from every other school.”
Amy B. ‘18
Online BS in Health Science Studies
“What caught my attention with Quinnipiac’s BS in Health Science Studies program was that it includes a diverse and manageable curriculum. Not to mention that it aligns with my goal of either pursuing a master’s in public health with a focus on community health, or applying for a physician assistant program.”
Julius C. ‘16
Online BS in Health Science Studies

Curriculum and Requirements

Online Degree Requirements

Transfer Credit from Associate’s Degree58
Open Elective Courses9
Quinnipiac Advanced Core Courses
Select five courses from the following list 20
GID 205
Visual Thinking: Practice and Process
GP 323
Human and Economic Geography
HS 391
Colonizing the Body
HS 394
Doctors, Disease, and Death in the Western World
MU 280
Music and Our Life's Work
JRN 301
Special Topics
PO 301
Critical Thinking About Politics
PO 302
The Global Civic Dilemma
WS 395
Feminist Theory and the Body
Quinnipiac Health Science Courses
Select 11 courses from the following list (based on availability)33
BMS 200
Biology and Experience of Human Aging
BMS 318
CHE 202
Chemistry of Macro- and Micronutrients 1
HM 404
Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery
HSC 210
Introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care
HSC 214
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
HSC 215
Complementary and Alternative Medicine - a Health Science Perspective
HSC 220
Health Care Essentials: Structure, Policy and Professionalism
HSC 225
Writing in the Health Professions
HSC 262
Nutrition in Health and Illness
HSC 270
Pillars of Public Health: Saving the World on a Population Level
HSC 315
Bioethical Issues in the 21st Century
HSC 320
The Environment and Human Health
HSC 326
Therapeutic Exercise
HSC 330
Leadership: Creating Adaptive Cultures
HSC 375
HSC 378
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
MA 275
Biostatistics 1
NUR 380
Health Promotion and Wellness
PHY 202
Physics of Life and Technology 1
Total Credits120

Course offered only during the summer semester. These courses are required, unless similar courses are transferred from another institution.

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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