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Health Service Program Requirements


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

  • Acceptance to the University of Southern Indiana 
    • To apply to the University, you must complete an admission application with USI Admission. Health Services applications will not be considered for admission until the student has applied to and been accepted to the University.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Decision to pursue a degree completion, Health Services Generalist track, or Health Services Specialty track
    • If pursuing the Health Services Specialty track
      • Students must complete the prerequisite courses.
        • There are no pre-requisite courses to declare the Generalist Track.
      • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale).
        • There is no GPA requirement to declare the Generalist Track.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) is available should the student prefer a degree with a more healthcare administration focus.


Recommended and Required Courses for Specialty Tracks


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

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

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


How to Apply for a Specialty Track


Make sure you meet the prerequisites and admission requirements as stated above before applying.

  • Submit an application to the USI Health Services Program
    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Once you are accepted into the Health Services program, you will need to complete the following Castle Branch requirements before applying for an HP480 Internship.


Castle Branch Information


The College of Nursing and Health Professions uses Castle Branch for required criminal background checks, drug screen, and tracking of immunizations and other required documents.

Click on the link provided to start your Castle Branch profile: https://portal.castlebranch.com/UE96

  1. Your profile through Castle Branch must be completed prior to applying for an internship. You should start the process NOW!! Some requirements can take several months to complete.
  2. Be sure to use your USI email address. Automated reminders will be emailed to you when your documentation is about to expire OR if your submitted documentation is incomplete or incorrect. If you use yahoo, hotmail or any other email accounts, you may not receive these reminders or notifications. It is essential that you use your eagles.usi.edu account.
  3. During the registration process, you will be asked for a package code. Please select from below.
    • UF02 and UX09 requires you to go to LabCorp (925 S. Green River Rd., Evansville, IN – Phone: (812-477-5518) for your drug test (minimum 10 panels).
    • You will receive an email from CastleBranch with an attachment of the Registration Form that you will need to take with you to LabCorp.
      • Health Services or Health Administration students: Use UF02 code
      • Health Informatics student: Use UX09 code 

More detailed information available here.

CastleBranch website: https://portal.castlebranch.com/UE96

  1. Click on “Place Order”
  2. Click on “Please Select" drop down
  3. Click on: Health Services
  4. Click on: UF02 package code (Health Service and Health Administration student)
  5. Follow instructions on the screen

UF02 includes

  • Medical Document Manager 
  • Background Check
  • Drug Test (drug tests are from LabCorp – 1200 Professional Blvd. Evansville, IN – price for drug test is included in the package)

The email address you provide will become your username.

For additional help regarding the CastleBranch website, contact CastleBranch at: 888-914-7279 or servicedesk.cu@castlebranch.com.


How to Apply for the Generalist Track


There is no application process to declare the Generalist Track. Students may declare the major upon entering the university or complete a change of major form at any point in time.