Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHeS) degree program is a joint degree program offered in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. The program is specifically geared toward advancing and broadening the skills of health-related professionals prepared at the associate degree/certificate levels. Health-related professionals are entering a challenging era of practice as the healthcare delivery environment continues to change and grow. The new delivery systems and challenging demographics are creating new career opportunities for individuals in the healthcare field.

The degree program is designed for students who are already in the allied health field. For most students, the core and area of study credits will be earned through Rutgers courses, which will be available both in the classroom and online. Those credits in general education, specialization and free electives that are not complete at the time of enrollment may be completed using Thomas Edison State College’s credit-earning options, particularly Guided Study and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Students are required to complete at least 12 credits from Thomas Edison State College.

Prospective students apply through Rutgers, observing the application deadline of March 1 for the fall semester and July 1 for the spring semester. Please note that Dietetics is offered once per year with the application deadline of March 1. Applications may be obtained by contacting Rutgers at (973) 972-5454 or shrpadm@shrp.rutgers.edu.

For additional information, contact the program secretary at (973) 972-8512 or bellamcg@rutgers.edu. Once students are admitted, they are assigned an academic advisor from Rutgers, who will work with them to plan their academic programs. Students can select one of the following areas of study:

BSHeS Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (IDST-3400)
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Statistics (NUTR3400)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • General Psychology (PSY-101)
(3)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
(4)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Cultural, Legal and Ethical Issues (IDST-4150)
(3)
  • Cultural Diversity (IDST-4200)
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 16
  • Scientific Inquiry (IDST-3510)
(3)
  • Electives Selected by Learner
(13)
II. Area of Study* 28-31
 
III. Health Sciences Specialization 24
IV. Free Electives 6-9
Total 121

*Some areas of study require Physics or Chemistry.

Imaging Sciences

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Specialty Courses Credits
II. Area of Study
(Students select 31 credits from the following courses)
31
Multiple Modality Anatomy (DXIT-3115) 3
Computerized Imaging (DXIT-3120) 3
Advanced Patient Care and Pharmacology (MSRA-5200) 4
Health Care Organizations (IDST-4115) 3
Mammographic Procedures (DXIT-3130) 3
Mammography Practicum (DXIT-3139) 3
Applications of Computers in Healthcare (IDST-3400) 3
Cultural Issues in Healthcare (IDST-4200) 3
Quality Management in Medical Imaging (DXIT-3140) 3
MR Physics and Imaging Equipment (DXIT-4230) 3
MR Protocols and Procedures (DXIT-4240) 3
MRI Practicum (DXIT-4259) 3
CT Physics and Imaging Equipment (DXIT-4200) 3
CT Protocols and Procedures (DXIT-4210) 3
CT Practicum (DXIT-4229) 3
III. Health Sciences Specialization 24
IV. Free Electives 6
Total 61 credits

Health Services Management & Education

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Specialty Courses Credits
II. Area of Study
(Students select 28 credits from the following courses)
28
Health Care Organizations (IDST-4115) 3
Health Care Finance and Budgeting (IDST-4116) 3
Health Services Management (IDST-4117) 3
Educational Methodologies for the Allied Health Prof. (IDST-4140) 3
Applications of Computers in Healthcare (IDST-3400) 3
Cultural Issues in Healthcare (IDST-4200) 3
Designing and Planning Research Projects (IDST-4220) 3
Human Resources Management in Health Care (IDST-4300) 3
Health Services Practicum (IDST-4409) 4
Quality and Leadership in Health Care (IDST-4650) 3
Curriculum Develoment (NEDM-5804) 3
III. Health Sciences Specialization 24
IV. Free Electives 9
Total 61 credits

Allied Dental Sciences

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Specialty Courses Credits
II. Area of Study
(Students select 28 credits from the following courses)
28
Health Care Organizations (IDST-4115) 3
Current Issues in Allied Dental Practice(ADEC-4300) 3
Clinical Allied Dental Internship (ADEC-4409) 3
Applications of Computers in Healthcare (IDST-3400) 3
Cultural Issues in Healthcare (IDST-4200) 3
Educational Methodologies for the Allied Health Prof. (IDST4140) 3
Designing and Planning Research Projects (IDST-4220) 3
Human Resources Management in Health Care (IDST-4300) 3
Health Services Practicum (IDST-4409) 4
Quality and Leadership in Health Care (IDST-4650) 3
Curriculum Development (NEDM-5804) 3
III. Health Sciences Specialization 24
IV. Free Electives 9
Total 61 credits


*Credits in the core and an area of study are usually completed through Rutgers courses, either in the classroom or on the Internet. It may be possible to use transfer credit or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for some of these credits.

**Professional certification required for admission to program. Imaging Science requires 6 credits of English and 3 credits of Algebra or equivalent prior to admission to BSHeS degree program.
 

 

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