Health Sciences is the ideal major for students planning to earn a graduate degree in a health profession including occupational therapy or physical therapy or for those pursuing an advanced degree at other universities.
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Sciences – Rehabilitation Sciences Track
Flexibility of the degree allows students to enroll full or part-time to get an education to meet the needs of health careers that may not yet exist.
“Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.”
– Henri-Frederic Amiel
Community Health Consultant
Health Policy Analyst
Health Services Coordinator
Human Services Specialist
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Aide
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 may declare a major in the B.I.S. 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 B.I.S. in health sciences major upon acceptance to Georgia State. There is no second admissions process for the B.I.S. 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.