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Bachelor's in Health Science - Pre-Clinical or Post-Clinical Degree Track

Do you aspire to provide a better health outlook for others? IWU’s B.S. in Health Science Degree equips you to advance in your allied health specialty or prepare to enter one of these rewarding career fields. Take advantage of a choice of two specialization paths to customize your learning to your professional goals while you complete your degree fully online!

Pre-Clinical Specialization

Gain the fundamentals you need across bioscience disciplines and healthcare systems and processes to position your expertise toward an entry-level career in the allied health fields through a health science degree with a pre-clinical specialization. Gain the skills you need to pursue entry to a number of career paths from healthcare administration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and more!

Post-Clinical Specialization

Make the most of your licensure and certification by turning them into college credit toward a bachelor of health science with a post-clinical specialization and complete your degree in as little as two years! Gain the skills you need to advance a number of career paths—from dental hygiene and medical transcription to physical therapy and radiologic technology to medical assisting and much more!

Why Pursue My Health Science Degree Online at IWU?

From the flexibility of choosing a pre-clinical or post-clinical specialization path to offering our health science degrees fully online, IWU has aimed for the highest caliber of a university education experience for more than a century—and online education for more than a quarter century. Today, we are proud to offer the support you need to have a meaningful impact on many medical and healthcare fields—through faculty who bring a practitioner-centered approach to your learning and curriculum aligned to industry standards and best practices. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Additionally, your tuition rates are locked in the moment you start. You will experience no tuition hikes for the duration of your program.

What Will I Learn in a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science Program?

This degree in health science develops a well-rounded foundation of the theories, concepts, terminology, skills, and processes that optimize healthcare delivery. You will cultivate your leadership approach within healthcare environments and gain a strong understanding of the complex U.S. healthcare system. You’ll also prepare for collaborative problem-solving and decision making within several settings in the healthcare industry.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

120 Credit Hours


$455/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Health Benefits Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Client/Patient Advocate
  • Sales Representative

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

What You Will Study in This Health Science Degree Program

Coursework for your bachelor’s degree covers how to:

  • Lead or manage within a healthcare environment through servant leadership
  • Solve healthcare problems by applying knowledge collaboratively
  • Optimize healthcare delivery through terminology, concepts, theories, processes, and skills
  • Demonstrate an awareness and articulate understanding of the complex healthcare system in the U.S.
  • Make informed decisions based on evidence analysis

Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school or GED certification
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Associate degree in related healthcare field or Professional Healthcare License/Certification (Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technologist, Surgical Technologist, Dental Hygienist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant).
  • Completion of 120 credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the required major, specialization, and foundational courses with a minimum grade of “C” and a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements – School of Integrated Health).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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