Multiple Disciplinary Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Prepare to advance health care professionals’ careers in clinical practice, leadership, health and wellness, or health care informatics with the help of this health science bachelor’s degree.

Build your career with this next step designed for health care professionals who already have a specialized health care associate degree. A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree will help expand your skillset with leadership training and a holistic overview of the health care industry.

Through interprofessional collaboration, the BSHS program empowers and educates health professionals from a variety of professional disciplines to improve delivery of health care with options to:

  • Advance their clinical imaging practice with didactic and clinical experiences to become eligible for additional certifications
  • Excel as leader in either a clinical or administrative role
  • Adopt a holistic perspective about health and wellness
  • Build the necessary skills for a future in the growing field of health informatics.

This program is designed for working health care professionals who don’t want to pause their lives to earn another degree. Through primarily online courses, you’ll learn alongside expert faculty who support your personal and professional growth to complete the degree in approximately seven semesters. Take a blend of online and on-campus courses, with a flexible schedule that works for you. Students who transfer in credits, or take additional courses per semester, may complete the degree in less time.

Mission

The mission of the BSHS program is to foster professional growth through multi-disciplinary collaboration, empowering and educating health professionals to lead in the health care community.

Vision

To provide exceptional educational experiences and community engagement to cultivate passionate health care professionals who improve delivery of health care worldwide.

Accreditation

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.

Curriculum

Science and Humanities Requirements Total Credits: 56

Science CoursesCredits
BIO 185 or BIO 230Microbiology or Immunology3
BIO 380Epidemiology3
Science Electives11
Total Credits17
NOTE: Two of three science electives must be 4 credits in order to total 17 credits.
Social Sciences CoursesCredits
CSS 101College Studies Seminar3
ECO 150Survey of Economics3
ECO 310American Health Care System3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
SOC 300Social Problems3
Total Credits15
Mathematics/Computer Science CoursesCredits
MAT 150 or MAT 160Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or College Algebra or any college-level math class3
MAT 260Statistics3
Total Credits6
Humanities CoursesCredits
ENG 100English Composition3
ENG 300Advanced Composition for Health Care3
PHI 330Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Humanities ElectiveAny course with an ENG, HUM or PHI prefix3
Total Credits12
General Elective CoursesCredits
Any course3
Any 300- or 400-level course3
Total Credits6

Health Sciences, Interprofessional Collaborative & Concentration RequirementsTotal Credits: 31-32

Health Sciences CoursesCredits
HSC 300Organizational Behavior3
HSC 402Leadership3
Total Credits6
Interprofessional Collaborative CoursesCredits
IPC 302Introduction to Capstone1
IPC 322Teaching and Learning3
IPC 401Research in Health Care3
IPC 450Capstone3
Total Credits10
Students customize the degree to align with their career goals by selecting one track.
Concentration 1: Clinical Management Concentration CoursesCredits
HCA 200Principles of Health Care Administration3
HCA 305Data Analysis3
HCA 335Human Resources in Health Care3
HCA 410Health Care Quality3
HCA 415Health Care Finance3
Total Credits15
Concentration 2: Health Promotion and Patient CareCredits
This concentration is ideal for the imaging health care professionals who desire to advance their competence in advanced and multiple imaging modalities, such as CT, MRI, and Mammography; students who want to pursue graduate studies in physician assistant or medical schools; or students who want a more holistic perspective about health and wellness.
Total Credits15
Concentration 3: Professional Certificate: Foundation for Health InformaticsCredits
HCA 350Leading Change in Health Care3
HCA 400Health Information Management3
HCA 410Health Care Quality3
HCA 431 or HCA 305Health Care Seminar or Data Analysis1 - 3
IPC 330Health Informatics and Technology3
IPC 447Project Management3
Total Credits16 - 18
Concentration 4: Professional Certificate: Healthcare Administration
NOTE: Additional 3 of 18 credits counted under General Electives
Credits
HCA 200Principles of Health Care Administration3
HCA 400Health Information Management3
HCA 410Health Care Quality3
HCA 415Health Care Finance3
HCA 420Health Care Policy & Planning3
Total Credits15 of 18

Bachelor's Degree with Vascular Sonography CertificateTotal Credits: 77

Sciences and Humanities Requirements

Health Science Lower LevelCredits
HSC Professional Program Completion:
Students completed a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
33
Total Credits33
Science CoursesCredits
BIO 185 or
BIO 230
Microbiology or
Immunology
3
BIO 380Epidemiology3
Science Electives11
Total Credits17
NOTE: Two of three science electives must be 4 credits in order to total 17 credits.
Social Science CoursesCredits
CSS101College Studies Seminar3
ECO 150Survey of Economics3
ECO 310American Health Care System3
SOC 100 or
SOC 200
Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
SOC 300Social Problems3
Total Credits15
Mathematics CoursesCredits
Total Credits6
MAT 150 or
MAT 160
Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or
College Algebra or
Any college-level math class
3
MAT 260Statistics3
Total Credits6
Humanities CoursesCredits
ENG 100English Composition3
ENG 300Advanced Composition for Health Care 3
PHI 330Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Humanities ElectiveAny course with an ENG, HUM or PHI prefix3
Total Credits12
General Elective CoursesCredits
Any course3
Any 300- or 400-level course3
Total Credits6
Health Sciences CoursesCredits
HSC 300Organizational Behavior3
HSC 402Leadership 3
Total Credits6
Interprofessional Collaborative Courses Credits
IPC 302Introduction to Capstone1
IPC 322Teaching and Learning3
IPC 401Research in Health Care3
IPC 450Capstone 3
Total Credits10
Academic Certificate: Vascular Sonography CoursesCredits
CIS 221Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology3
VAS 112Vascular Procedures I3
VAS 113Vascular Lab I1
VAS 225Vascular Lab II1
VAS 224Vascular Clinical I4
VAS 227Vascular Procedures II3
VAS 228Vascular Clinical II4
VAS 229Vascular Lab III1
VAS 230Vascular Advanced Topics3
VAS 231Vascular Review3
VAS 232Vascular Clinical III6
Total Credits32 Credits

Bachelor’s Degree with Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

Sciences and Humanities Requirements

Health Science Lower LevelCredits
HSC Professional Program Completion:
Students completed a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
33
Total Credits33
Science CoursesCredits
BIO 185 or
BIO 230
Microbiology or
Immunology
3
BIO 380Epidemiology3
Science Electives11
Total Credits17
NOTE: Two of three science electives must be 4 credits in order to total 17 credits.
Social Science CoursesCredits
CSS101College Studies Seminar3
ECO 150Survey of Economics3
ECO 310American Health Care System3
SOC 100 or
SOC 200
Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
SOC 300Social Problems3
Total Credits15
Mathematics CoursesCredits
Total Credits6
MAT 150 or
MAT 160
Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or
College Algebra or
Any college-level math class
3
MAT 260Statistics3
Total Credits6
Humanities CoursesCredits
ENG 100English Composition3
ENG 300Advanced Composition for Health Care 3
PHI 330Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Humanities ElectiveAny course with an ENG, HUM or PHI prefix3
Total Credits12
General Elective CoursesCredits
Any course3
Any 300- or 400-level course3
Total Credits6
Health Sciences CoursesCredits
HSC 300Organizational Behavior3
HSC 402Leadership 3
Total Credits6
Interprofessional Collaborative Courses Credits
IPC 302Introduction to Capstone1
IPC 322Teaching and Learning3
IPC 401Research in Health Care3
IPC 450Capstone 3
Total Credits10
Academic Certificate: Vascular Sonography CoursesCredits
DMS 111Introduction to Sonography1
DMS 112Abdominal Sonography I3
DMS 113Ultrasound Lab I1
DMS 221Ultrasound Physics3
DMS 222Abdominal Sonography II2
DMS 223Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography I3
DMS 224Ultrasound Clinical I4
DMS 225Ultrasound Lab II1
DMS 226Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography II3
DMS 227Common Vascular Procedures1
DMS 228Ultrasound Clinical II4
DMS 229Ultrasound Lab III1
DMS 230Superficial Structures2
DMS 231Ultrasound Seminar2
DMS 232Ultrasound Clinical III6
Total Combined Credits40 Credits

BSHS students give back to the community through their coursework

“I wanted to share with you what a fantastic job the PA College student did for her service-learning project at Opportunity House. It would have taken me a year to complete what she did for us. From organizing and entering information we had on paper to actively making phone calls to get email addresses, her work has made a huge difference for us.”

– Holly Wolf, Program Director of Supportive Services for Veteran Families at Opportunity House

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Meet Your Faculty

Marcy McCarty, MBA, RT(R) (N)

Program Director: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences; Assistant Professor, BSHA and BSHS programs; Faculty Advisor, Pennsylvania Gamma Chi Chapter of Lambda Nu Honor Society

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Tomomi Horning

Tomomi Horning, DBA, MHA

Associate Professor, Program Director

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Meet Your Academic Team

The BSHS Program Director, Marcy McCarty, right, with Academic Advisor, Milena Vulopas, left.

“Together, we want to ensure your academic success!”

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