Bachelor of Science in Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) offers students who are interested in careers in health care the opportunity to begin their career path.

The curriculum is based on the Core Competencies for Interpersonal Collaborative Practice (IPEC). Working closely with a faculty preceptor, students have the ability to design an education program, within the structure of the major, which will help them prepare for a variety of positions in health care or for future Professional/Graduate education. For those who already have an associate’s degree, and are working in their chosen health related field, the BSHS degree may allow for increased opportunities for advancement.

About the Program

The BSHS Program prepares students for a range of career options, from entry-level positions in the health services arena, to admission into graduate or professional educational programs in disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students are provided with the underpinnings of interprofessional collaborative practice in health care and acquire foundational understanding of the interrelationships among health professionals.


Program Coordinator

Luis Garcia
Assistant Professor of Health Science


For admission to the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program, incoming freshman, current students, and transfer students must meet one of the following mathematics requirements:


  • An SAT Math score of at least 570.
  • An ACT Math score of at least 24.
  • An Accuplacer Math score equivalent to College Level Math:
    • Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Score of 76 or higher.
    • Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) Accuplacer score of 256 or higher AND Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Accuplacer score of 260 or higher.


Stockton University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science typically takes four years of full time study to complete, however part-time study is available.


The concentrations within the Bachelor of Science in Health Science are the following:

  • General
  • Pre-Communication Disorders (CD) Concentration
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) Concentration
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (PT) Concentration
  • Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) Concentration (only available to students admitted as freshman; a separate application is necessary).

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all BSHS program and cognate courses in order to receive the BSHS degree.


Health Science Faculty

Anthony Dissen

Anthony Dissen, Instructor of Health Science, M.P.H. University of Massachusetts-Amherst

609-626-3847 | K-115
Areas of expertise: plant based nutrition and culinary medicine, motivation to behavior changes in nutrition and eating habits, compassion and self-improvement promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle habits.
Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia, Assistant Professor of Health Science, Ph.D., The George Washington University

609-626-3812 | F-132
Areas of expertise: health psychology, HIV prevention, Latino acculturation, LGBT identity development, cross-cultural psychology, interprofessional education, interprofessional collaborative practice.
Trina Gipson-Jones

Trina Gipson-Jones, Assistant Professor of Health Science, Ph.D., Hampton University

609-626-3113 | H-202L
Areas of expertise: family nursing, community health, health disparities research.
Yulong Gu

Yulong Gu, Assistant Professor of Health Science, Ph.D., University of Auckland

609-626-3647 | H-236
Areas of expertise: electronic referral systems, shared care, personal health records, mobile health, medication adherence.
Nicole Milan-Tyner

Nicole Milan-Tyner, Assistant Professor of Health Science, Ed.D., Rowan University

609-626-3458 | B-112
Areas of expertise: health assessment, public health, non-profit management, health disparities
Sreelekha Prakash

Sreelekha Prakash, Assistant Professor of Health Science, M.D, M.P.H., Mt. Sinai Medical School

609-626-3810 | F-136
Areas of expertise: epidemiology
Michele Previti

Michele Previti, Assistant Professor of Health Science, J.D., St. Louis University School of Law

609-652-4465 | H-231
Areas of expertise: health administration
Carole-Rae Reed

Carole-Rae Reed, Associate Professor of Health Science, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

609-626-6876 | K-133
Areas of expertise: rape, mental health and mental illness, suicide prevention, evidence-based practice, sleep, ethics, interprofessional education and collaboration, program assessment, depression, psychological trauma.
Amee Shah

Amee Shah, Associate Professor of Health Science, Ph.D., City University of New York

609-652-4929 | H-202N
Areas of expertise: speech science, cross-language speech perception, evidence-based accent management, neurolinguistics, bilingualism/bidialectism, cultural competence in hospitals/healthcare/universities/corporations, diversity management, second language learning, ESL pedagogy
Margaret Slusser

Margaret Slusser, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Ph.D., RN, University of Pennsylvania

609-652-4501 | HSC-215
Areas of expertise: psychiatric mental health, interprofessional education, interprofessional collaborative practice
Kerri Sowers

Kerri Sowers, Assistant Professor of Health Science,BSHS-MSPA Liason and AdvisorPh.D., Nova Southeastern University

609-652-4418 | C-150
Areas of expertise: neurological physical therapy, acute care physical therapy, para/disabled sports, health and wellness, writing for healthcare professions