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Health Sciences

Major Information

The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to teach students and practicing health professionals the view that health is separate from illness. Students will develop expertise in the health sciences, while focusing on applied health-related areas. The Health Sciences program is composed of four areas of emphasis: Health Science (Generalist), Health Services Administration, Health Informatics, and Human Performance/Fitness Management.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences

Concentrations:

  • Health Science (Generalist)
  • Health Services Administration 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Human Performance/Fitness Management

Sample Occupations

*Requires additional education

  • Epidemiologist* 
  • Health Informaticist 
  • Health Information Systems Specialist
  • Health Services Administrator* 
  • Healthcare Facilities Inspector 
  • Health Educator
  • Healthcare Social Worker*
  • Hospital Administrator*
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Advocate
  • Public Health Service Officer
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Clinical Dietician 
  • Dietician and Nutritionist*
  • Patient Care Associate 
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Risk Manager

Sample Work Settings

  • Hospitals 
  • Group Practices
  • Private Sector
  • Sales 
  • Gerontology 
  • Public Health 
  • Clinics
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Hospital-based Wellness Centers
  • Nonprofit Wellness Programs
  • Health and Fitness Centers
  • Public School Systems (K-12)
  • Private School Systems (K-12)
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Home Healthcare Agencies
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Corporate Wellness Programs
  • Sports and Fitness Facilities 
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Physician Offices
  • Hospice
  • Colleges and Universities (Public and Private)
  • Federal and State Government
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Job Training Centers
  • Correctional Facilities

Sample Employers

  • Savannah Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • St. Joseph’s/Candler
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Georgia Regents Medical Center
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Phoebe Putney Health System
  • Department of Defense 
  • Public Health Service
  • Veterans Health Administration

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Undergraduate Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2
bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

Salary.Com

www.salary.com

Professional Organizations

American Association of Healthcare Administration Management 

http://www.aaham.org/ 

American College of Health Care Administrators 

https://achca.memberclicks.net/

American College of Health Care Executives

http://www.ache.org/ 

Health Care Administration Association 

https://www.hcaa.org/default.aspx

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Sigma Phi Omega

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – Student Chapter

Health Sciences Student Association (HSSA)

Last updated: 7/26/2022