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BSHS Completion Program Frequently Asked Questions
Is the degree offered entirely online?
Yes. Our Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) completion degree currently provides its courses of study an online format. All health professions (HESC) courses required for the program, as well as the required arts and sciences courses, are offered online. Some of the advanced imaging courses are currently offered online, while others are in a traditional classroom setting. Please check advanced imaging course schedule for which modalities are online and which are offered on campus. Clinical hours are in hospital settings coordinated by the Advanced Imaging Coordinator.
How long will it take to earn my BSHS completion degree?
There are five emphases within the degree to choose from:
5. Respiratory care
Each major has different requirements for credit hours (see individual majors for more information). You can complete courses at your own pace as a part-time or full-time students. The curriculum is designed for the working health care professional and goes year-round. If you have transfer credits, the time to complete may decrease. Full-time students can complete in 5 semesters, and part-time students can complete in 9 semesters or less.
Can I be enrolled as a part-time student or must I be enrolled as a full-time student?
Yes, you can be a part-time student; however, it will delay graduation and you may be out of sequence for some courses. All courses are not always taught every semester.
How long do I have to complete the degree?
Once admitted, you have up to 7 years to complete the program of study and apply for graduation.
Will any of the credits from my associate degree transfer toward the BSHS completion degree?
Our BSHS degree is based only on credits beyond the A.S. health professions degree or its equivalent. Equivalency decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Credits for courses taken to meet degree requirements for the prelicensure health professions degree are not transferred in.
Will I need to retake the core science and math courses if I graduated years ago, since they will be out of date?
No prelicensure basic math or science courses need to be taken over. Prelicensure courses are not transferred in for the Bachelor of Science degree. Therefore no retakes are required for basic science and math courses.
Will any credits beyond my associate degree in a health profession transfer in for the BSHS degree?
Credits for courses will be evaluated and transferred in, if they are applicable to baccalaureate in health sciences degree requirements. There are no time limits for transfer of course credits. At Kettering College, credits taken at a regionally accredited college or university are transferable.
How much will this degree cost?
Tuition and fees are determined annually and are subject to change. For more information, visit the tuition and fees page on this website.
How will I know what my schedule will look like, once I am accepted to the degree?
You will receive individualized advising depending on your emphasis. A plan will be created for you based on credits you may already have that meet BSHS degree requirements and upon your need for full-time or part-time study.
How many hours per week will I need to study?
This depends upon the individual. To be successful, you should plan on an average of 5-6 hours per week of study time for a 3-credit-hour semester course.
Online education does not take less time or effort than traditional, in-the-classroom study. The advantage of online study is that you have access to courses 24 hours a day and can complete assignments at your convenience and in the comfort of your home or workplace.
What kind of resources and services are available to students studying online?
You have online access to your course schedules, transcripts, grades, viewing and paying your bills, and for online registration.
Kettering College partners with MBS Direct, who will fulfill students’ course material needs and power our official virtual bookstore. Click here for a list of required textbooks and to order your books online!
Online and on-campus tutoring are available to students. Specific areas of interest to BSHS students are writing and statistics.
Online and on-campus students have access to an online reference librarian. The BSHS online students, even if they live out-of-state, have access to a wealth of library resources because our library is connected to OhioLINK, which links many libraries in Ohio.
The first health professions course you will take is HESC 300: Introduction to the Health Sciences Program. The purpose of this course is to orient students to Kettering College and to the BSHS degree, as well as to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will help you to be successful in an online learning environment.
What computer proficiency is needed, and what are the technical requirements for online study?
Computer skills include proficiency in the Microsoft Windows environment — primarily word-processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint. The ability to navigate the Internet and to use email and attachments also is needed.