University of Southern Indiana

Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Science in Health Services graduates are prepared for entry into or advancement in the healthcare field. This degree program is designed to provide educational opportunities for students interested in gaining a knowledge base for positions in healthcare not requiring specialized clinical preparation, or for individuals who have completed a health professions clinical program and wish to increase their knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the rapidly changing needs of the American healthcare delivery system.

The Health Services major has three tracks:

Track A - Degree Completion Option. Students with an active clinical license who desire a baccalaureate degree to complement their clinical profession, for continued employment, or to advance in their field may choose the degree completion option.

Track B - Generalist Option. The generalist option may lead to entry-level employment in the health care area where no licensing or specialty training is required.

Track C - Specialty Option. Students who complete one of several specialty areas will be fully prepared for an entry-level position, promotion or advancement, or to continue coursework at the graduate level in the respective health care field.  Specialty programs include Gerontology, Health Administration, Long Term Care Administration, Public Health, and Worksite Wellness and Health Promotion.  For specific information on the Health Services Gerontology and Long Term Care Specializations, please visit

Changes to Health Services Programs

Starting in the fall semester of 2014, degree requirements may have significantly changed due to the launch of the University Core 39. Students entering the University of Southern Indiana before the fall semester of 2014 may be required to complete the old University Core Curriculum. See previous versions of the USI Academic Bulletin for degree requirements for previous bulletin years.

Additionally, students who declared a gerontology minor before the fall 2014 semester should refer to the 2013-2014 Academic Bulletin for the old gerontology course requirements. Students declaring a gerontology minor as of fall 2014 should choose 'Interdisciplinary Gerontology' from the table below to view course requirements.

Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Health Services
Health Services, Generalist Option 42
Health Services, Gerontology Specialty 45
Health Services, Health Administration Specialty 45
Health Services, Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness Specialty 48
Health Services, Long Term Care Administration 57
Health Services, Degree Completion Option 44
Health Services, Public Health Specialty 45
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Health Administration 21
Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness 27
Interdisciplinary Gerontology 20
Public Health 21

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