Bachelor of Health Science

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) is a versatile and comprehensive undergraduate program designed to cater to the diverse interests and career aspirations of students within the expansive field of health sciences. This degree offers multiple pathways, allowing students to tailor their educational journey based on their specific interests and professional goals, whether in pre-Physical Therapy (pre-PT), healthcare management, or nutrition.

The Bachelor of Health Science program integrates rigorous coursework with practical experiences to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a variety of healthcare careers or advanced graduate study. The curriculum is structured to provide a robust foundation in the health sciences while offering specialized pathways that enable students to delve deeply into their areas of interest.

Careers with a Bachelor of Health Science

Some career options with a Bachelor of Health Science degree include working as:

  • Practice Manager
  • Lab Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Program Director
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Health Educator
  • Biomedical Equipment Tech

Why Choose the Bachelor of Health Science Program at P.I.T.?

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Health Science degree provides instruction that prepares students for a job in the industry or multiple pathways, allowing students to continue their educational journey.

Some additional benefits of P.I.T. include:

  • Job placement opportunities – We offer personalized job placement assistance for each student to help them find exciting opportunities. Some of our services offered include job search coaching, resume and cover letter assistance, interview techniques, and more.
  • College transfer – Our school has transfer agreements with select accredited colleges to help facilitate efficient transfer processes. It’s our priority to ensure every credit earned is maximized while minimizing the cost.
  • Financial aid opportunities – Approximately 96% of students receive some form of financial aid, and we provide financial aid advisors to work closely with students and their families through the application process.
  • Expert faculty – Students will have the opportunity to work and learn alongside healthcare professionals with extensive experience in clinical settings.

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Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Bachelor of Health Science
  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the structure, function, and organization of healthcare systems, including public health agencies, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings.
  • Students will acquire a solid foundation in the basic sciences relevant to health, including biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition.
  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to promote health and prevent disease within individuals, communities, and populations
  • Students will demonstrate culturally competency and able to provide healthcare services that are respectful of and responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse populations.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism, ethical behavior, and adherence to legal and regulatory standards in all aspects of their professional practice.

Bachelor of Health Science- Nutrition

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principles of nutrition science, including macronutrients, micronutrients, metabolism, and the role of nutrition in human health and disease prevention.
  • Students will be able to assess the nutritional status of individuals and populations using appropriate methods and tools, such as dietary assessment, anthropometric measurements, and biochemical tests.

Bachelor of Health Science- Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Students will demonstrate a solid understanding of basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics, with a specific focus on how these disciplines relate to human movement and rehabilitation.
  • Students will demonstrate a deep understanding of human movement biomechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy, and the principles of kinesiology, which are fundamental to the practice of physical therapy.

Bachelor of Health Science- Healthcare Administration

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the structure, function, and organization of healthcare systems, including the delivery of healthcare services, healthcare financing, policy and regulation, and healthcare reform initiatives.
  • Students will develop leadership and management skills necessary to effectively lead healthcare teams and organizations, including strategic planning, organizational behavior, human resource management, and quality improvement.
Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson

Director of Health Science