Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science major is designed to prepare a non-clinical health care worker. However, many people with this degree will often pursue certification in the following areas: cardiovascular technician, anesthesia technician, respiratory therapy technician, registered health information technician, biomedical equipment technician, medical lab technician, cancer registrar, EKG technician, paramedic completion. Employment opportunities include and are not limited to health claims reviewer, insurance company analysts, health education specialist, medical and biomedical equipment specialist, healthcare navigators, health education specialists, prosthetics technicians, and audiology technicians. Upon completion of the degree, many of these graduates learn technical and leadership skills on the job or earn certification often paid for by their employer or where they received their internships. This degree prepares students for graduate school i.e. Public Health, Education or other disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes:  upon successful completion of the Health Science (B.S.) degree requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in behavioral, natural, social, and health sciences applicable to entry level positions in healthcare environments.
  • Communicate verbal, electronic and written information clearly and accurately in a way that represents competence and professionalism in the healthcare field.
  • Analyze bioethical issues facing healthcare practitioners and the healthcare environment.
  • Appreciate the diverse roles of professionals within the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate problem solving abilities when working as a novice healthcare professional within the internship environment.
  • Recognize diversity, differing beliefs and value systems within the individual and workplace culture.
  • Develop self-directed and engaged learning skills needed for independent and lifelong learning.
  • Utilize data to analyze a problem or activity with a minimum of direction.


General Education Requirements Credits: 42-45

General Electives Credits: 18

Degree Requirements (Minimum): 120 credits