BS in Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree is a transdisciplinary program with two tracks:

  • Clinical
  • Non-clinical

The clinical track is a degree-completion program that provides an opportunity for health care professionals who have an associate degree and appropriate professional credentials in a practice discipline to enhance their knowledge and skills, improving the possibility for career mobility. In addition to promoting the "team concept" in health care, the curriculum prepares graduates for a variety of positions in health-related organizations.

The non-clinical track is for those who do not have clinical skills or credentials, but wish to pursue a career in some aspect of health care that does not involve direct patient care.

The curriculum is broad-based, with electives in:

  • psychology
  • leadership
  • communication
  • human services
  • health informatics
  • education in allied health programs
  • advanced imaging (offered to those who meet the pre-requisites)
  • respiratory care (offered to those who meet the pre-requisites)

The upper division courses (300/400 level) blend technical and humanistic theories to provide graduates with a foundation for advanced positions in health care.  Through enhanced knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to lead and influence colleagues and co-workers in the advancement of their professions.

In addition to opportunities that may be available with a bachelor’s degree, the degree also serves as a "stepping stone" to graduate school.

This online degree program is designed for post-traditional students who are working and managing a full life.  Students can start in fall, spring or summer terms and may enroll full time or part time, taking one, two, three or more courses each term, depending on individual preference.  The length of time it takes to complete the program is determined by the individual student and the number classes taken each year.  For more information about Online Learning at NKU, click here.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program at NKU, please contact:

Andrea J. Cornuelle, M.S., R.T. (R)
Health Science Program Director

Mailing Address:
Northern Kentucky University
College of Health Professions
Health Science Program
227 Albright Health Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

(859) 572-5476

Fax:  (859) 572-1314