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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Online completion program
Are you a healthcare professional thinking about going back to school to complete your bachelor’s degree? Look no further!
Kettering College offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences online completion program designed for those who have obtained an associate degree or its equivalent in the health care. Join a program that will sharpen your skills and knowledge, but is flexible with your busy work schedule. Students can complete their degree with an emphasis in respiratory care, management, education, sonography or advanced imaging. This program is optimized for the working healthcare professional and is the equivalent to the junior and senior years of a four-year baccalaureate program.
Kettering College now offers BSHS courses on a shortened schedule to better fit the needs of students pursuing careers in healthcare. Rather than taking multiple semester-long courses at once, students will focus on fewer classes in accelerated sessions that can be completed in seven or eight-week increments. The shortened online sessions will be offered year-round, giving students the advantage of a faster pace to degree completion along with a higher level of flexibility to accommodate work schedules.
Attitudes and values fostered in this degree will enhance career mobility within healthcare settings and may serve as a foundation for graduate education.
Areas of Emphasis
Completion of Kettering College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, with an emphasis in respiratory care, provides additional training in the field, as well as advanced skills, knowledge and values that expand the therapist’s role in the healthcare system. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge about invasive and noninvasive cardiopulmonary monitoring; cardiopulmonary assessment in critical care, home care, rehabilitation and polysomnography settings; neonatal and pediatric respiratory care.
There are no required clinicals, so you can complete this degree within the comfort of your own home!
Program goals: “To provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, or advanced clinical practice both to meet their current professional goals and to prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.”
Approval and Accreditation
The Kettering College entry into respiratory care base program #200073 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The degree advancement respiratory care program #510004 holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).
This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it receives Continuing Accreditation.
Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:
3-year time period being reported; Credentialing success on specialty examinations, if applicable; Attrition; Overall Graduate Satisfaction; Professional Advancement; On-time Graduation Rate; Total number of program enrollees; Total number of program graduates; Maximum Annual Enrollment.
Kettering College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Completion of Kettering College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, with an emphasis in management provides the health professional with advanced skills and knowledge in health care leadership and management. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge about health care personnel management, leadership theory and interdisciplinary teams in acute and community care settings.
Completion of Kettering College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, with an emphasis in education, provides the health care provider with skills needed to work in professional development, patient education, and with health professional students. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of instructional planning and delivery, working with students in health care settings, and developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in health care settings.
Completion of Kettering College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, with an emphasis in sonography provides additional training in the field, as well as advanced skills, knowledge and values that expand the sonographer’s role in the healthcare system. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge leading or teaching other health care professionals, and pursue advanced learning experiences in various aspects of sonography.
Completion of Kettering College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, with an emphasis in advanced imaging, provides additional training in the field, as well as advanced skills, knowledge and values that expand the radiology technician’s role in the healthcare system. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge and move toward the certification level in either sectional or vascular imaging.
BEST IN STATE ONLINE COLLEGE
Kettering College has been ranked 5th in the state of Ohio for one of the Best Online Colleges for 2015-16 by Affordable Colleges Online – a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information.
To talk with a faculty member in the program, contact 937-395-6566
or email Paula.Reams@kc.edu.