University of Southern Indiana

Program Admission

Requirements

The Health Services Core and Specialty prerequisites must be completed prior to consideration for admission. Until an admission decision has been made, the student will be in a Pre-Specialty status. Admission decisions will be based on a minimum 2.75 GPA overall at USI. Maximum specialty capacity is forty (40) students per cohort. If an excess number of applications are received for a specialty, the student's overall GPA in the Health Services Core and Specialty Prerequisites will be the deciding factor. The Degree Completion or Generalist options are also available should the student prefer.

To be considered for admission to the Health Services program, students must complete the following requirements:

How to Apply for a Specialty Track Option

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USI Health Services Program
College of Nursing and Health Professions
8600 University Boulevard, HP 2145
Evansville, Indiana 47712


Health Services - Specialty Track

Health Services majors in Track C are required to complete one specialty area: Health Administration, Gerontology, Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness, Public Health, Long Term Care Administration. Recommended and required pre-admission courses for each specialty area are listed below.

Gerontology Specialty

Recommended Pre-Admission Courses 
ENG 210: Technical Writing 

Required Pre-Admission Courses (not included in hours count for major) 
PSY 201: Introduction to Psychology 
Math 111: College Algebra or
Math 114: Quantitative Reasoning

Required Pre-Admission Health Services Core Courses (15 hours; C or better is required)
HP 211: The Health Care Delivery System 
GERO 215: Gerontology
PH 284: Public Health 

The following courses may be taken after admission to one of the specialty tracks:
HP 302: Biostatistics
HP 356: Ethics and Health Care

Health Administration Specialty

Recommended Pre-Admission Recommended Courses 
ECON 175: Fundamentals of Economics or equivalent 
POLS 102: Intro to American Politics 
ACCT 201: Accounting Principles I 
HP115: Medical Terminology

Required Pre-Admission  Courses (not included in hours count for major) 
ENG 210: Technical Writing 
CIS 151: Computer Applications in Business
MATH 111: College Algebra or
MATH 114: Quantitative Reasoning

Required Pre-Admission Health Services Core Courses (15 hours; C or better is required)
HP 211: The Health Care Delivery System
GERO 215: Gerontology
PH 284: Public Health

The following courses may be taken after admission to one of the specialty tracks:
HP 302: Biostatistics
HP 356: Ethics and Health Care

Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Specialty

Recommended Pre-Admission Courses
ENG 210: Technical Writing 
CIS 151: Computer Applications in Business

Required Pre-Admission Courses (not included in hours for major) 
HP 115: Medical Terminology 
Math 111: College Algebra or
Math 114: Quantitative Reasoning

Required Pre-Admission Health Services Core Courses (15 hours; C or better is required)
HP 211: The Health Care Delivery System 
GERO 215: Gerontology
PH 284: Public Health

The following courses may be taken after admission to one of the specialty tracks:
HP 302: Biostatistics 
HP 356: Ethics and Health Care

Long Term Care Administration Specialty

Recommended Pre-Admission Courses
ENG 210: Technical Writing
HP 115: Medical Terminology
ECON 175: Fundamentals of Economics
CIS 151: Computer Applications in Business
ACCT 201: Accounting Principles I

Required Pre-Admission Courses (not included in hours count for major)
PSY 201: Introduction to Psychology
Math 111: College Algebra or
Math 114: Quantitative Reasoning

Required Pre-Admission Health Services Core Courses (15 hours; C or better is required)
HP 211: The Health Care Delivery System
GERO 215: Gerontology
PH 284: Public Health

The following courses may be taken after admission to one of the specialty tracks:
HP 302: Biostatistics
HP 356: Ethics and Health Care

Public Health Specialty

Recommended Pre-Admission Courses 
ENG 210: Technical Writing 
BIOL 251: Environmental Conservation 
CIS 151: Computer Applications in Business 

Required Pre-Admission Courses (not included in hours count for major) 
HP 115: Medical Terminology 
Math 111: College Algebra or
Math 114: Quantitative Reasoning 

Required Pre-Admission Health Services Core Courses (15 hours; C or better is required)
HP 211: The Health Care Delivery System
GERO 215: Gerontology
PH 284: Public Health

The following courses may be taken after admission to one of the specialty tracks:
HP 302: Biostatistics
HP 356: Ethics and Health Care

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