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Applied Health Sciences

Applied Health Sciences

Bachelor of science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 120-121
Time to Completion: 24-30 months*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**

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Bachelor of Science

Online Applied Health Sciences Degree

Open your future to a wide array of career opportunities in healthcare and public health with a bachelor’s degree in applied health sciences from Husson University. This versatile, fully online degree program allows you to customize your studies with a full selection of electives and certificates, all with the flexibility of 100% online courses.

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Upcoming Start Dates

September 3, 2024
October 28, 2024
January 21, 2024

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What you will learn

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Husson University’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences combines aspects of healthcare administration and public health to prepare you for various careers in healthcare or further graduate studies. You can choose to focus on a specific area of the health sciences (psychology, public health, science or business) that interests you the most. Through your curriculum, you’ll learn about the various aspects of working in healthcare, such as healthcare communications, administration, public health policies, development of healthcare programs, etc.  
You can further customize your studies and enhance your résumé by earning undergraduate certificates and badges from Husson University. We offer certificates in business administration, accounting, sales, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), animal-assisted therapy, and more.

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*Time to completion varies based on allowable transfer credits from any prior undergraduate coursework. **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

Why Husson Online

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Multiple start dates and no set class times or locations.

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Courses you will take:

Husson’s online applied health sciences degree delivers a combination of core courses and electives that provides you with a solid foundation in health sciences while also allowing you tailor your studies to fit your skills and interests. Your core courses will cover areas such as biology, anatomy, nutrition and epidemiology, while the selection of electives allows you to focus on psychology, public health, business or science. 

SC 107: Foundations of Functional Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness 

In this introductory course, you will learn about the history of allied and public health and community nutrition, fitness and health science careers. You’ll also explore the nine dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, spiritual, cultural and financial). Additionally, you'll receive foundational knowledge in basic biology, energy metabolism and chemistry concepts needed for assessments. By the end of this course, you’ll use SMART goal setting to support professional endeavors and understand how to select appropriate baseline assessments for nutrition, fitness and wellness programs. You’ll also learn basic approaches to changing health behavior using population-based analysis and intervention. 

HS 301: Introduction to Public Health 

This course is an introductory overview of the U.S. Public Health System with an emphasis on the core areas of public health, challenges and strategies for working with communities, and specific health issues that impact the health of the population. You will look at environmental and behavior factors associated with health promotion and disease prevention and view different national programs and programs going on in Maine. 

HS 311: Healthcare Management and Organization 

This course will introduce you to the complexity of healthcare organizations and how they are managed. An overview of the historical development of the modern healthcare organization, as well as the contemporary management roles and functions within them, will be reviewed. Measuring performance and quality improvement will also be taught. The importance of the roles of physicians, nurses, as well as other professionals and support staff will be highlighted. Theories of healthcare leadership will also be explored. 

To complete your online Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences degree, you will be required to earn at least 30 credits at Husson. Reach out to us today if you'd like more information or if you'd like to speak to an enrollment advisor.

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*Student’s curriculum will depend upon which credits are transferred.

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Tuition

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Career Outlook for Applied Health Sciences Majors

Our BS in Health Sciences degree will prepare you for a diverse array of career opportunities in healthcare and healthcare-related fields. With this degree, you can pursue careers in healthcare marketing and communications, healthcare administration, health and wellness education, pharmaceutical and medical sales, healthcare research, public health, and more. 

Faculty Spotlight


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Andrew Moore received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware and his M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies from William Paterson University. He comes to Husson having previously taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Moore has spent the majority of his career working in strength and conditioning having spent seven years training athletes in the private sector in addition to experience coaching at the collegiate level. He has served as a member of the New Jersey state advisory board for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has spoken at their state clinics multiple times. He holds multiple professional certifications including the CSCS and RSCC certifications through the NSCA. Moore is also certified as a USA Weightlifting coach and has competed as an athlete in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for the past 10 years.

"I strongly believe in the idea that the goal of education should be teaching students how to think rather than what to think.  It takes more than being able to repeat back information to be successful in the professional world and I aim to prepare my students for that reality.  The field of exercise science is always changing and growing and students should be empowered to change and grow with it." - Andrew Moore, M.S.


Transfer Made Easy

You're not alone. Hundreds of students transfer to Husson each year, some with just a few college credits, and others looking to transform an Associate's degree to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s. Best of all, you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree or nine credits toward your graduate degree. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you’re more than ready for the rewarding future you have in mind.

Whether you are transferring from a community college, looking to maximize your transfer credits, or trying to find an affordable school, Husson Online is a great choice.

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207.992.1972
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Bangor, Maine 04401