health and science student mending a patched knee

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

60 credit hour course of study beyond the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in fall, spring or summer.


Health Sciences - Rehabilitation Sciences, B.I.S.

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.

Program Details

Minimum GPA of 2.5

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application. Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.); students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States; students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card; or students who have been educated outside of the U.S. Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. View the details.

  • Prerequisites – 42 hours of pre-requisites (Areas A through E). Area F includes pre-requisites related to Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Area F – Courses appropriate to the major (18 hours)
  • Area G – Core Area of Concentration- Health Sciences, 33 hours
  • Area H courses for the lnterprofessional Rehabilitation Sciences track: (15 hours)
  • Area J: Electives (12 Hours)

View the full curriculum in the course catalog.

Students are charged graduate tuition and fees. In-state tuition is approximately $12,000 per year. Out-of-state tuition is about $33,000 per year.

The Goals of the program are as follows:

  • The goal of this new degree option is to provide students with an opportunity to gain foundational, contextual, and interactional competencies in Health Sciences that will support their future goals of engaging in a professional health-related career.

The Learning Outcomes are the following:

  • Students will be able to discuss the current and emerging requirements for providers in the health professions, particularly as it relates to workforce development and needs.
  • Students will participate in interdisciplinary teams with students in the health professions and successfully contribute as part of an interdisciplinary unit.
  • Students will consult health-related journals and identify scientific articles that address their needs and interest and summarize the main points of the work consulted.
  • Students will have an understanding of ethical principles and their application in the healthcare industry.
  • Students will be able to describe health enterprise and the business practices that drive the healthcare industry to a wellness industry.
  • Students will participate in a Georgia State University Signature or Study Abroad experience related to health sciences.

The focus of the program will be in the area of Rehabilitation Sciences.



  • 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


Dr.Cedric Truss
Program Director/Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone: 404-413-1222
[email protected]

Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995

Lewis College Logo140 Decatur Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.