Kaplan University

BS in Health Science

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is designed to prepare students to pursue diverse health science and medical careers. Read more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program available from Kaplan University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program provides students with the opportunity to study wide-ranging health topics. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with foundational information about the health sciences and patient care, including human anatomy, biology, physiology, epidemiology, and disease. Students have the opportunity to study how to incorporate healthy living practices into the education of individuals and communities. Students could develop the professional skills to help them perform advocacy and administration positions within health care organizations. Individuals have the opportunity to establish areas of specialty by choosing any four upper-level elective courses.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Health Science:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • HS 100: Introduction to Health Science (5 credits)
  • HS 120: Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits)
  • HS 130: Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)
  • HS 200: Diseases of the Human Body (5 credits)
  • HS 230: Health Care Administration (5 credits)
  • HS 305: Research Methods for Health Sciences (6 credits)
  • HS 310: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (6 credits)
  • HS 315: Practices in Public Health (6 credits)
  • HW 215: Models for Health and Wellness (5 credits)
  • SC 156: Principles of Chemistry (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Major Elective (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Major Electives (24 credits)
  • HS 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health Science (6 credits)

Core Requirements and Electives

  • 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Arts and Humanities Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Physical Science Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Social Science Course (6 credits)
  • Open Electives (59 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program could continue on to pursue master's and professional degree programs. Advanced studies could help enhance students' knowledge so that they may be eligible for demanding health careers. Some professional programs could help prepare students to sit for licensing or certification examinations.*

Master's and professional degree options for graduates include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Informatics

Career Paths:

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program could develop a thorough understanding of important concepts at play in medical and health science fields. Graduates could possess skills and expertise to help them become advocates and administrators in diverse health settings.

Graduates could pursue positions that include:

  • Health care administrator
  • Health educator
  • Medical assistant
  • Personal trainer
  • Clinical research coordinator

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