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Applied Health Science

The Applied Health Science degree at BGSU gives students a firm foundation in basic and health-related sciences. In addition, the diversified curriculum provides a basic understanding of human diseases, health administration, aging and wellness. The curriculum is flexible, and students are able to choose from various health content areas those courses of most interest to them. The degree provides ample opportunity for students to meet the admission requirements for graduate studies in physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, physician assistant and public health. The degree also provides students with a comprehensive overview of the health care delivery system allowing them to enter the job market upon graduation in areas such as health education, pharmaceutical and medical equipment sales and health information services.


Health Science Specialization

The Health Science specialization is designed to prepare students for entry into a post baccalaureate professional training program in a health related field. The curriculum is centered around essential physical, biological, and social sciences that are fundamental to the allied health professions. This curriculum was developed to meet the needs and academic admission requirements for masters degree and clinical doctorate programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Occupational Health, and Physician Assistant.
The Health Science specialization is designed with course choice options that (with the approval of an academic advisor) allows students to tailor their academic program to best fit their career goals. The curriculum will fulfill admission requirements to most medical, dental, veterinary, and graduate programs in biological sciences, when courses are properly chosen.
The Health Science specialization is not intended to provide training or practice in a health related field, and therefore, is not intended to be a terminal degree. Students should consider this specialization in order to prepare themselves academically and competitively for admission to one of the practice-based programs mentioned above. Students who are interested in post baccalaureate programs in Dietetics, Audiology, or Speech Pathology should enter the baccalaureate degree programs in Dietetics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders, respectively. Students seeking preparation for other health related fields should consult the institution offering the program of study in order to determine if the Health Science specialization is an appropriate degree.

Program Requirements and Degree Checksheet

Respiratory Care

The respiratory care specialization is a distance degree completion program for respiratory therapists. Students complete their required supportive requirements on-line or at the Firelands campus, and their respiratory care practice courses at their workplace or other site approved by the RC program director. The respiratory care specialization is designed to prepare students for advanced practice in respiratory care. Advanced respiratory care practitioners work in a wide variety of clinical settings to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. Advanced respiratory care practitioners perform diagnostic procedures to assess breathing function and treatments for airway and lung diseases, evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and medications for breathing problems, and provide patient education.

Acceptance into the distance degree completion program for respiratory care requires completion of both an associate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and certification as a respiratory therapist, (CRT or RRT). Students who are enrolled in a respiratory care program accredited by CoARC may be given permission to enroll in the degree completion program concurrently, but will not be permitted to complete the capstone practice courses (RESP 4710 and RESP 4720) until they have successfully met the requirements for their associate degree and are eligible to take the CRT and RRT certification exams.  For more information about this program contact Rod Roark at 419-372-0865 or email: Rod.

 

Health Care Administration

The health care administration specialization is designed to prepare students to work in management and administration in hospitals, clinics and other organizations providing health care services. Their roles include aspects of finance, budgeting, billing, human resources management, facilities management, marketing, and quality

Program Requirements and Degree Checksheet

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, Allied Health students are expected to:

  • Develop and evaluate programs that promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Master fundamental principles of natural science, social science, and mathematics and apply these to disease prevention and technology.
  • Use statistical and computing skills to solve occupational problems.
  • Use empirical methods to identify community health problems, develop action plans, and assess their outcome.
  • Make decisions based upon ethical principles.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Allied Health Sciences program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. For more information, click here

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Allied Health program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Allied Health program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

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Specialization: Health Care Administration

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the Health Care Administration specialization are expected to:

  • Apply fundamental administrative and business skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and assess quality and performance in health care settings;
  • Master fundamental principles of natural science, social science, and mathematics and apply these in health-related situations;
  • Understand applications of technology in health care practice;
  • Use statistical and computing skills to solve occupational problems;
  • Make decisions based upon ethical, organizational, and financially sound business principles;
  • Analyze and evaluate daily operations and improve them.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Allied Health Sciences program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. For more information, click here.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Health Care Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Health Care Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

 

Specialization: Health Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, Health Science students are expected to:

  • Master fundamental principles of natural science, social science and mathematics, read the scientific literature, and critically evaluate research findings;
  • Use reference materials, empirical methods, and statistical and computing skills to solve occupational problems, detect/resolve problems and errors, and develop/test/validate new    models;
  • Abide by laboratory safety rules, policies, and regulations, recognizing any unsafe conditions and correcting them;
  • Instruct others in occupational practices and procedures;
  • Make decisions based upon ethical principles.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Allied Health Sciences program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. For more information, click here.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Health Science program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Health Science program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

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Specialization: Respiratory Care

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the Respiratory Care program will possess the following Knowledge, skills, and behaviors: (Associate and Bachelors):

  • The ability to comprehend the body of technical information according to nationally accepted standards as being related to the role and scope of practice for the advanced respiratory care practitioner, and to utilize and apply that knowledge appropriately in the diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and management of patients.
  • The ability to perform all of the clinical procedural skills associated with the role and scope of practice of the advanced respiratory care professional.
  • The set of personal behaviors expected of the advanced respiratory care professional.
  • Meet nationally accepted standards for the scope of practice of the advanced respiratory care practitioner as stated in the Standards and Guidelines for the profession of respiratory care promulgated by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Utilize and apply knowledge of accepted respiratory care procedures in the diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and management of patients.
  • Adhere to the code of ethics for the respiratory care professional.
  • Abide by the laws of the State of Ohio.
  • Master fundamental principles of natural, physical, and social science and mathematics related to respiratory care.
  • Read the scientific literature and critically evaluate clinical research findings related to respiratory care.
  • Use reference materials, empirical methods, and statistical and computing skills to solve occupational problems, detect/resolve problems and errors, and develop/test/validate new models.
  • Abide by safety rules, policies and regulations recognizing any unsafe conditions and correcting them.
  • Instruct others in occupational practices and procedures.
  • Supervise the work of entry-level practitioners.
  • Make decisions based on ethical principles.
  • Respect privacy and confidentiality practices maintaining compliance with HIPPA standards for practice including the use of technology.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Allied Health Sciences program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. For more information, click here.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Respiratory Care program leads to professional licensure. For more information, click here.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Respiratory Care program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.