Bachelor of Science in Health Studies online

Deepen your knowledge of health management, nutrition, aging, wellness, and disease in order to advance in your allied health career or take on new opportunities in healthcare.

Apply by: 10/12/21
Start class: 11/1/21

Program Overview

Get to know our online BS in Health Studies

$350 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours

The online bachelor’s degree in health studies from William Paterson University prepares you to critically assess the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual factors that influence personal health behaviors. You will explore the U.S. healthcare system and topics such as nutrition, human disease, substance abuse from a biopsychosocial perspective, and human sexuality.

The WP Online health studies program is ideal for working adults who have completed an AA/AS or an AAS in an allied health discipline and wish to earn a health-related bachelor's degree. This BS is helpful if you are seeking growth at your current place of employment in the health industry or plan to pursue advanced studies for a clinical health science profession.

Graduates of the BS - Health Studies program will:

  • Investigate and assess factors that influence health behaviors
  • Analyze the factors that contribute to the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States
  • Review health information technology for healthcare, education, and research
  • Critically discuss the relationship between culture and health
  • Locate valid sources of health and disease information
  • Investigate and assess factors that influence health behaviors
  • Analyze the factors that contribute to the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States
  • Review health information technology for healthcare, education, and research
  • Critically discuss the relationship between culture and health
  • Locate valid sources of health and disease information

Also available:

William Paterson University offers a variety of specialized bachelor's degrees. Check out all of our online undergraduate programs.

$350 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours
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Tuition

Choosing our online BS - Health Studies is cost-effective

Undergraduate online programs from William Paterson University offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Review our online programs' start dates and deadlines

William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/12/21 Apply Date
11/1/21 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall II11/1/2110/12/2110/18/2110/26/2110/28/2112/19/217 weeks
Spring I1/24/221/3/221/9/221/18/221/20/223/13/227 weeks
Spring II3/21/223/1/223/7/223/15/223/17/225/8/227 weeks
Summer I5/16/224/26/225/2/225/10/225/12/227/3/227 weeks
Summer II7/11/226/21/226/27/227/5/227/7/228/28/227 weeks
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/30/229/1/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/25/2210/27/2212/18/227 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/12/21 Apply Date
11/1/21 Class Starts

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Admissions

See if you meet the qualifications for our online BS in Health Studies program

At William Paterson University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

You must meet the following requirements for admission to this BS online program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college attended or high school transcript if no prior college experience
    o Applicants must be at least two years post high school to enroll in our WP Online accelerated programs.
  • Complete online application and submit $50 application fee

Official transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

The topics you’ll study in our online health studies courses

For the BS in Health Studies online, you must complete 30 credit hours of health studies courses, six credit hours of health studies electives, and 10 credits of prerequisites for the major. Additional University Core Curriculum and elective credits will be required to complete the 120-credit BS degree. You may transfer up to 90 approved credit hours to decrease cost and time to completion.

Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed for adult students interested in developing better skills for managing their health. The course will examine various components of health as they apply to adults, ages 30 and older. Topics include mental health and stress management, caring for the health of parents and children, challenges to diet and exercise, sexuality and relationships, management of chronic diseases, managing personal health costs, and examination of issues related to death and dying.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This is a course in biological science and research methodology from the perspective of the human body and its systems. The course lays the foundation of knowledge of biology: the chemistry of living organisms, the cell tissues, organs, organ systems and the organism; homeostasis as it applies to human survival; evolutionary processes; genetic, reproductive and other areas of biotechnology; and the human body systems and how they function and malfunction. Biomedical research, the use of humans as research subjects, and other bioethics issues will be addressed. Research methodology will include the use of scientific method in laboratory exercises, and critical analysis of research studies. Laboratories will include varied exercises in anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolution and an opportunity for students to design their own experiments. Not open to biology majors, biotechnology majors, or students who have taken an Anatomy and Physiology course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course studies the development of statistical concepts with applications to various disciplines. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The latter are explained in terms of concepts from probability theory such as normal distribution, t-distribution, sampling theory, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test, Chi square test, analysis of variance and regression and correlation. The software package SPSS is used to perform statistical analysis. Emphasis is on understanding the concepts and problem-solving using modern technology.
Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents an overview of the field of substance abuse and addiction from a bio-psychosocial perspective. Students examine the dynamics of dependency, co-dependency, pharmacology, intervention and treatment modalities, prevention strategies, and community services.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A foundation study of human nutrition emphasizing its relationship to optimum physical and emotional health. Includes basic of sound nutrition, requirements of various food elements, diet planning, diet patterns for specific age groups, nutritional fads, and weight control.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of aging as a biological, psychological, and social process. Behavioral, cultural, and social factors that promote physical and mental well-being in older adults are examined. Topics include ageism, normal physiological changes in mid life and older adults, dementia, substance abuse, residential and environmental needs, family caregivers, retirement, poverty, and public policy in contemporary society.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the biological, sociological, psychological and educational aspects of human sexuality. Students explore personal values, identities and decisions toward the development of a healthy sexual self. Topics include reproductive anatomy and physiology, body image, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, dating and relationships, communication, reproductive health, contraceptives and pregnancy options, spectrum of sexual expressions and behaviors, and sexual violence/power.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an overview of the many facets of health care delivery in the U.S. Beginning with an examination of the determinants of health and health disparities, the history, characteristics, personnel, services, costs and future of health care in the U.S are examined.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This technology intensive course will serve as an introduction to the study of disability from a public health perspective. Students will explore how different forms of disability (developmental and acquired) are shaped by and interact with health fields such as maternal and child health, health promotion and communication, health policy and management, environmental health, community health, and epidemiology. Emphasis will be placed on the role assistive technologies play in health promotion for disabled populations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines basic human disease concepts and explores these concepts through a biomedical public health perspective.   Main topics of study include the causes of human disease, modes of disease transmission, and major diseases that currently contribute to the global burden of disease.  Contemporary public health issues in the study of human disease, including chronic disease, vaccination, antibiotic resistance, and the threat of global pandemics are explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course offers an overview of the field of health informatics by providing students with the fundamental knowledge of the concepts of health information technology for healthcare delivery, education and research. Students will learn the application of informatics skills and knowledge to health-related problems. Considerable attention is given to the process of scientific writing. This course is a UCC Writing Intensive course, and a UCC Technology Intensive course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide students with the information and skills necessary to conduct one-on-one health education interventions in a variety of settings. Students are introduced to basic information regarding the interrelationship between health problems and the social, psychological, and environmental influences that impact them. Implications for human behavior are examined; counseling skills and procedures are presented with emphasis placed on the skills of listening, observation, and collecting/using health information. Understanding emotional communication and its effect and subsequent intervention strategies are explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the relationship between culture and health behavior as a means of increasing cultural sensitivity and competence. The impact of cultural and religious beliefs and corresponding health practices on health promotion and disease prevention will be the focus.
Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the health disparities that exist among and between groups of people based on the categories of race, ethnicity, gender and class. Situated within the historical record of public health in the United States, this course will review the social, political, cultural, legal and ethical factors that influence health disparities. Significant attention will be given to the idea that health and access to health care is a basic human right in a just society.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents an overview of global health issues through examination of major determinants of health and key areas of disease burden. Students will be introduced to the complex tapestry of social, economic, political and environmental factors that affect the health of populations globally. Students will examine global health interventions to understand features of successful programs.
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