Central Penn College - Health Science Bachelor's Degree Program

Central Penn College

 

Bachelor's Degree

Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in the Health Sciences prepares students for entry into graduate school in a variety of healthcare disciplines.  This program is designed to provide career and academic advancement through innovative application of knowledge, scholarship and hands on education to prepare students to serve individuals, communities, and societal needs.  This program is offered in two formats: Traditional day format and Hybrid (Blended) format. The Hybrid format provides didactic portions on-line and labs are provided one evening per week per lab course. Enrollments for both formats are accepted in fall term.  Traditional transfer students accepted in spring term provided they meet all admission criteria.



Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and utilize techniques and skills for problem solving and decision making while practicing with a high standard of ethical behavior and sensitivity for cultural and socioeconomic differences among individuals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychosocial effects of disability and be able to provide appropriate support and respect for individual differences in coping with disability
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and oral, in a manner reflective of healthcare professionals
  • Enhance and develop leadership and knowledge through academic inquiry utilizing best current resources
  • Value and formulate plans for continuing personal and professional growth and development
  • Integrate current technology trends into didactic education, research, and laboratory experiences
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical concepts that are foundational to health science

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Admissions Requirements

Traditional

  • High school graduates without college experience must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit SAT or ACT scores
  • Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher calculated off of all schools attended and transfer in MTH105, College Algebra; ALH155, ALH155L, ALH 165, ALH165L or equivalent (Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab)
  • Submit two professional reference letters
  • Program is capped at 25 students. Students will be admitted based on the criteria above on a first come, first served basis

Hybrid

  • Healthcare professional who has earned an associate’s degree from and accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, calculated off of all schools attended
  • Must transfer: MTH105 (College Algebra); ALH155, ALH155L, ALH165, ALH165L or equivalent (Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab); and SCI100 (Basic Nutrition
  • Must hold an unencumbered professional healthcare provider license in PA
  • Submit two professional reference letters
  • Program is capped at 20 students. Students will be admitted based on the criteria above on a first come, first served basis

Middle States Accreditation

ACCREDITATION: Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000; web: www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s.

APPROVED BY: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor's of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Preparing students to fill healthcare workforce shortages.

The predicted mass retirement of the Baby Boomers along with the current shortage of healthcare practitioners, and the resulting inadequacy in meeting the health care needs of the current population drove the college to expand their offerings in the health sciences in order to meet these demands.

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