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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, B.S. (Science Track – Track I)

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences


Programs of study will provide students with the academic preparation for acceptance into various professional and graduate degree programs, such as clinical laboratory technology, cytotechnology, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition science, public health, and other healthcare-related professions. Both the track and core courses selected by each student will be based on his or her career goals.

Track I, the Science Track, is designed for students who are preparing for graduate programs in the sciences, health sciences, and therapy fields.

Track II, the Allied Health Track, is open only to students who have, or who are pursuing, an Associate degree in a clinical field.


To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, a student must meet the general requirements for admission into Adventist University of Health Sciences (see General Studies Admission  in the Admission Information  section), and:

  1. Submit the Biomedical Sciences Program Application once admitted to the University, indicating which of the two tracks you are applying for. The application can be accessed at http://my.ahu.edu.
  2. Have a minimum admissions GPA of 2.70 in high school or a GPA of 2.70 on a minimum of 12 college credits. GPAs presented to the Admissions Committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
  3. Have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum combined score of 910 on the SAT (rSAT: 990). Applicants having 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.  Every applicant who wishes to be accepted to the program must complete the interview process.


Students may progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree when they:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all required courses and electives for the degree.
  3. Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved.


AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduation  in the Academic Information  section) and have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 124 trimester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  2. Completed the prescribed course of study with a minimum of 42 upper division credits.
  3. Achieve a grade of  ‘C’ or above in all required courses and electives for the degree. 
  4. Completed competency assessment requirements.
  5. Completed a minimum of 62 trimester hours in residence at AdventHealth University. 
  6. Completed the service-learning requirement embedded in designated courses.



The Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree has two tracks. All two tracks require 124 credits of which at least 42 credits must be upper division. Each of the tracks has a common core of 63 hours of liberal arts requirements and 22 hours of health science requirements. The remaining 39 hours differ by area of emphasis as shown in the following table:

Track Science Hours Allied Health Hours Elective Hours
Science (Track I) 32 0 7
Allied Health (Track II) 15 17 7


Science (Track I)

This track is designed for students entering the program without an Associate degree in Allied Health or a clinically-related field.

Liberal Arts Requirements - 63 credits

Electives - 7 credits

All students must complete 42 upper division credits. This requirement may be completed with 300- and 400-level elective courses.

Suggested Plan of Study

Sample schedule for students entering the program without an Associate degree in Allied Health or a clinically-related field. This sample schedule does not include summers. Students who choose to take summer classes can lighten their
load during Fall and Spring.

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Trimester Total: 2 Credits

Fourth Year

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