The College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University Northwest has launched an online applied health science degree. Students will be able to take part in the program, which offers community health education and health administration tracks, beginning this fall. 

IU Northwest says the online program is designed for working professionals with prior college credit or an associate degree. The community health education track will prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam, while the health administration track will provide instruction in healthcare organization, planning, budgeting and finance.

Linda Delunas, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, says the degree will help address a need for healthcare professionals with administrative and/or community health promotion and education skills. "As the health care industry grows, so too, does the number of exciting career opportunities to help health-related organizations run more efficiently, expand products and services and improve levels of care."

IU Northwest says the program will be offered in collaboration with IU East, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend and IU Southeast. Students will be admitted to one campus, but can receive instruction from faculty at all five locations.

You can find more information about the program by clicking here.