The online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) from Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is flexible, affordable, and will prepare you for a rewarding career in the health profession. Careers in health science are one of the fastest-growing in the nation. The demand for health professionals as administrators, educators, and community workers is on the rise. With a BSHS from TUW, you will serve a critical role in creatively addressing health needs as the world of public health continues to evolve.
The Health Science curriculum is crafted to provide a holistic, creative, and effective approach to developing health professionals. Students can select one of three health science tracks: Health Education, Health Care Administration, and Long-term Care Administration. In each track, students learn a range of skills from foundational theories to professional strategies in their prospective fields. All BSHS courses are taught by real word professionals providing an applied, real-world perspective to addressing the world’s leading health outcomes and disparities.
What makes the TUW BSHS Degree different
Very affordable tuition – Affordable tuition and no additional costs for textbooks. Ask about our scholarships!
Experienced faculty – The faculty is comprised of dedicated educators who are also experienced Health Care professionals.
Cutting-edge courses – Coursework focuses on real-world skills, graduates can immediately apply the lessons learned to their current job while preparing to advance their careers to the next level.
Flexible – 100% online degree program, designed for busy professionals.
Choose from 3 tracks and various concentrations.
8-week terms, 6 start dates throughout the year.
Transfer up to 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree.
Dedicated Advisement provide personal support
Graduates of the BSHS program go on to pursue varied health care careers serving as health educators, community health organizers, healthcare facility, and lab managers, in the public and private sector.. In addition, the BSHS is a necessary foundation for those who want to advance their education and careers by pursuing a master’s degree in Health Sciences.
Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
BSHS Healthcare Administration Track with Management Concentration
Earn your bachelor’s in healthcare administration with management concentration (HCM) and set yourself apart by mastering both worlds of administration and management within the healthcare industry.
Touro University Worldwide (TUW) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The unique BSHS program allows you to focus on a Health Science or Healthcare Administration track with specific concentrations. As a student in the BSHS Healthcare Administration track, you can obtain a Healthcare Management concentration. Which prepares you for a rewarding career in one of the nation’s fastest-growing job sectors. The program is designed for working adults and is targeted to the demands of today’s job marketplace.
The Health Care Administration track with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree provides a theoretical and philosophical foundation to principles of management and administration specific to the health field. Students in the program expand their knowledge of healthcare administration/management to include skills and techniques required for managerial positions in a broad spectrum of medical, administrative, financial, and managerial long-term care and other healthcare facilities. Graduates of the program will be able to apply for entry to mid-level positions in the healthcare industry (hospitals, health organizations, clinics, federal government, healthcare departments), or apply for admission into graduate-level programs in health-related fields.
BSHS Health Care Administration – Nutrition and Health Concentration
Impact and improve people's lives by changing how people think about food and nutrition.
Touro University Worldwide offers an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The unique BSHS program allows you to focus on a Health Science or Healthcare Administration track with specific concentrations. As a student in the BSHS Healthcare Administration track, you can obtain a Nutrition and Health concentration.
You will gain the skills and knowledge to explore dietary, nutrition, and health choices to improve and promote a healthy lifestyle, including understanding patients’ healthy living and good nutrition, and how to prevent disease by promoting good nutrition.
The program is designed for working adults and is targeted to the demands of today’s job marketplace. The degree equips students to enter one of the nation’s fastest-growing job sectors.
The health care administration track with a concentration in Nutrition and Health degree provides a theoretical and philosophical foundation to principles of management and administration specific to the health field. Students in the program expand their knowledge of healthcare administration to include fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relationship between nutrition and disease. Recent collaboration from medical organizations and the FDA suggest a move to a greater understanding of the role of health and nutrition (USFDA, n.d). Graduates of the program will be able to apply to entry-level positions in the healthcare industry or to apply for admission into graduate-level programs in health-related fields.
BSHS Health Education Track - Health Education Concentration
Plan and promote health education programs and make a difference in people’s lives.
The Health Education concentration is multidisciplinary which uses physical, biological, social, and behavioral fields of health education to promote health outcomes. With a great role in preventative care, the field of health education is booming. Professionals interested in a career in this health sector can now enroll in a degree offering from Touro University Worldwide (TUW). Our bachelor’s degree in health sciences with a health education concentration will provide an overview of health promotion and community health education strategies to address today’s growing concerns. To allow students maximum flexibility the BSHS program is fully online.
TUW’s Health Education concentration provides the opportunity to explore topics and develop the skills for assessing, organizing, and implementing effective strategies and interventions in communities. Students learn to identify problems and implement educational strategies in the health education field.
Graduates will be eligible for the nationally recognized Certified Health Education Specialist examination (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Students with courses meetings the Seven Areas of Responsibility are eligible for the exam.
Graduates of the program will be able to apply to entry-level healthcare positions or apply for admission into graduate-level programs in a related field.
BSHS Healthcare Administration – Long-Term Care Concentration
Touro University Worldwide offers an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The unique BSHS program provides students the opportunity to obtain their degree with a concentration in Long-term Care Administration. Students in the Long Term Care Administration concentration will gain a deeper understanding of managing assisted living, palliative, and residential facilities. The program is designed for working adults and is targeted to the demands of today’s job marketplace. The degree equips students to enter one of the nation’s fastest-growing job sectors.
As the population of the United States demographically changes, we must learn to address the changing landscape. This combination of factors is making long-term care services increasingly important, particularly for populations that are multi-ethnic and bilingual.
Now, get the education you need to become a part of this dynamic field. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Long-Term Care Administration concentration prepares students for administrative positions in long-term care settings. Students will study long-term care relative to general management, health care administration, and long-term care administration. Students also can choose from one of two specialties: nursing home administration and assisted living administration. Special topics in this unique concentration include:
The role of the health care provider and administrator as an advocate for health
Ethical decision making
Economic, political, and social forces impacting long-term care
Theories of contemporary health services administration
And much more
Upon graduation, students will be prepared to administer high-quality management in the following:
Long-term care facilities
Assisted living facilities
Nursing Home Administrator
Health Care Administration Jobs
Job opportunities may include clinical and laboratory manager, health care facility coordinator, and department manager among other administrative and managerial positions in healthcare. These positions are available in hospitals, ambulatory care, physician group practices, social service agencies, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other health-related businesses.
Graduates will be qualified for careers with a variety of organizations, including:
Health insurance organizations
Hospitals and private practices
Mental health organizations
Public health departments
Skilled nursing facilities
In order to complete the degree in Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Care Administration, the student has to complete a total of 120-semester credits. In the Health Care Administration Track, students have two concentrations to choose from depending on their specific area of interest: (1) Nutrition and Health or (2) Health Care Management. Students in the undergraduate degree must complete or transfer to TUW the GE requirements prior to moving to the core courses of the program:
General Electives (45 credits)
Core Requirements (39 credits)
Electives (24 credits)
Concentration Courses (12 credits)
The time it will take to complete the BSHS degree can vary. The duration of the program depends on several factors, including the number of credits accepted for transfer and whether or not students take time off between courses.
Students who enroll full-time 12 credits per semester (for six terms/sessions which is 3 semesters each academic year) can complete the degree in three and a half (3-1/2) years.
Transfer credits: Up to a maximum of 90-semester credits may be transferred to fulfill the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program requirements. A minimum of 30-semester credits from the program major courses must be completed at Touro University Worldwide.
Core Requirements (39 Semester Credits)
BHA 300 Leadership in Health Services Administration
BHA 302 Organizational Behavior
BHA 304 Management of Health Services
BHA 308 Cultural Competence in Healthcare
BHA 400 Health Care Delivery Systems
BHA 402 Policies and Ethics in Health Care
BHA 406 Development and Evaluation of Health Programs
BHA 408 Health Care Marketing
BHA 410 Non-Profit Organizations in Health Care
BHA 412 Environmental Health and Safety
BHA 416 Research Methods for Health Care Administration
BHA 418 Health Information Systems
BHA 499 Capstone
Elective Requirements (Please choose 8 elective courses) (24 Semester Credits)
BHA 303 Health Care Finance
BHA 305 Health Care Policy
BHA 307 Survey of International Health Administration
BHA 309 Navigating the U.S. Health Care System
BHA 313 Gerontology
BHA 315 Human Resource Management
BHA 317 Principles of Epidemiology
BHA 321 Safety Issues in Health Care
BHA 323 Health Care Advocacy
BHA 404 Research for Evidence-Based Practice
Healthcare Management Concentration (12 Semester Credits)
BHA 306 Developing and Working in Teams
BHA 319 Special Topics in Health Care Administration
BHA 414 Long-Term Care Administration
BHA 420 Project Management in Health Administration
Nutrition And Health Concentration (12 Semester Credits)
BHA 301 Health Problems in the Life Cycle
BHS 305 Human Nutrition
BHS 307 Nutrition and Disease
BHA 311 Strategic Planning in Health Care
Long-Term Care Administration Track Concentration (12 Semester Credits)
LTC 419 Assisted Living Administration
LTC 421 Hospice Care
LTC 429 End of Life Ethics
LTC 425 Social Issues & Intervention Strategies with Older Adults
TUW’s tuition is $400 per semester credit unit. A range of tuition assistance programs is available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so speak with your human resource representative to find out if additional financial support is available to you. Touro University Worldwide tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.
TUW offers many scholarships! Please contact TUW today for more information.
Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:
Be a high school graduate.
Have successfully completed the General Educational Development (GED) test.
Be a transfer student in good academic standing from another accredited college or university.
Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:
Submit an application to the University.
As a non-profit organization committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.
Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide. For more information on WSCUC, visit wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.