Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Sciences – Rehab Sciences Track

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Interprofessional Rehabilitation Sciences

The interprofessional rehabilitation science track offers a curriculum geared towards masters, doctorate programs in rehab fields such as occupational, and physical therapy. Entry level in these fields requires an advanced degree, and this B.I.S. track ensures that students are taking the correct prerequisites.

Career Paths

  • Community Health Consultant
  • Community Health Education Coordinator
  • Health Coach
  • Health Educator
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Services Coordinator
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Patient Advocate
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

What is the B.I.S. in Health Sciences?


The B.I.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Interprofessional Rehabilitation Sciences curriculum is a 60 credit hour course of study beyond the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum. Students who start as freshman at Georgia State University may declare a major in the BIS in Health Sciences program by the time they have earned 45 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.5 to avoid a delay in graduation.  Transfer students who meet admission requirements can declare the BIS in Health Sciences major upon acceptance to Georgia State University. There is no second admissions process for the BIS degree in Health Sciences.

This degree program tailors coursework to the students’ needs. For example, a pre-physical therapy student can take the exact science sequence needed to apply to physical therapy programs and not waste time and money at the undergraduate level with unneeded classes. Students will also have tailored global or city experiences, which are either hands-on study abroad or local clinical experiences designed for their track.



From the Director

Welcome to the Interprofessional Rehabilitation Sciences program in the Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University (GSU). This website provides information on the Rehab Sciences program offerings and additional helpful websites. If you matriculate into our program, this website will continue to be a major resource for you, providing updated academic information and the contacts and links that will guide you from your first registration, through graduation, and as an alumnus.

This is a new degree program that was started in 2018. Faculty in our programs integrate critical thinking, simulation and guest speakers into teaching to provide students with the opportunity to excel in the profession of rehabilitation sciences.

We encourage students to be active in the healthcare industry either as a volunteer or working part-time while pursuing their degree.  Additionally, students are encouraged to attend local and national conferences to meet and network with other professionals in the Health Sciences industry.

Our faculty collaborate with renowned experts in the metro area as well as around the country. The clinical research projects conducted by our faculty have been funded by the Department of Defense, by the National Institutes of Health, by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, by Paralyzed Veterans of America, and by American Association of Retired Persons.

As the Director of this new exciting program, we look forward to working with you on your education in Health Sciences.

Best Regards,
Cedric L. Truss, DHA, MSHI
Director, BIS in Health Science Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions
Georgia State University