BA Health Studies

BA Health Studies

BA Health Studies

Program Objectives

The Bachelor Arts in Health Studies provides a degree completion program for those students who have a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.  This program will provide students with a path to a Bachelor’s degree and with critical professional skills not covered in AAS degree programs that will make them highly competitive in the job market. These skills include but are not limited to professionalism, adaptability, communication, problem-solving, leadership, diversity awareness, multicultural sensitivity, and planning/organization skills.

The BA in Health Studies is  a 2+2 program as a cooperative agreement between the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Rowan University and Rowan College of Gloucester County. However, it is possible for other community colleges with AAS programs or practicing professionals with AAS degrees to participate in this degree completion program. As a result of this cooperative agreement, students will not only be prepared to enter the workforce with greater awareness of and ability to implement critical professional skills, but also be competitive for advancement within their profession and organizations with which they are affiliated.

The Rowan College of Gloucester County’s AAS degrees includes programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT), and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).


The Program Goals are to:
1. Develop graduates with critical professional skills used in healthcare settings.
2. Develop graduates who understand health related Issues and their effects on patients.
3. Develop graduates who can effectively communicate health issues within their clinical practice.
4. Develop graduates who have an understanding of using an inter-professional approach to
healthcare.

Admission Requirements:

1. Completion of AAS Degree from Rowan College at Gloucester County or any community college that offers an AAS Degree and practicing professionals with AAS degrees.

      For RCGC, these include Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT), and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

2. GPA= 2.0

3. Must also meet all Rowan University transfer requirements.

4. Native Rowan University freshman will not be eligible for this 2+2 degree completion program. This program is being developed for students meeting the above criteria only.  

Graduation Requirements

1. Successful completion of all major requirements
2. Successful completion of General Education/Rowan Core requirements as identified by Rowan                  University
3. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits