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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) provides foundational knowledge that is consistent across several health professions. Flexibly designed with multiple entry points, and two concentration options, our unique curriculum features a core of interdisciplinary health courses taught in an interprofessional format, which further enhances the skillset of medical professionals in an ever-evolving healthcare industry where care teams often consist of healthcare professionals from different professional backgrounds.

There are two concentrations to choose from: Healthcare Simulation or Leadership.


Program Highlights

  • Two concentrations to choose from to maximize your potential
  • Perfect for the working healthcare professional
  • Advance your education and open up career opportunities
  • Well-rounded program includes courses in leadership, policy and ethics

The Healthcare Simulation concentration focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to assist in the operation of healthcare simulation centers, preparing students for entry-level roles within the healthcare simulation profession. 

Our flexible hybrid learning model means you’ll take a combination of general education courses and simulation courses online, while coming in person for your hands-on lab experience. Students with some or no transfer credits, who have not yet completed a degree, may complete any remaining general education courses along with the Simulation curriculum for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Healthcare Simulation concentration. 

The Healthcare Leadership concentration prepares graduates for various leadership roles in a range of healthcare settings. The concentration endeavors to provide graduates with a foundation in interdisciplinary healthcare leadership in addition to building upon previous academic and career experiences. 

Designed with multiple entry points and a 100% online format, the Healthcare Leadership concentration offers flexibility to working professionals in healthcare. Students with some or no transfer credits, who have not yet completed a degree, may complete any remaining general education courses along with the Simulation curriculum for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Leadership Simulation concentration. Students with an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be awarded 30-32 hours of general education transfer credit.


The degree consists of 49 hours of 100-200 level general education credits, 28-30 hours of major area electives in areas such as communication, humanities/fine arts, natural sciences, health sciences, etc., and 23 hours in interdisciplinary health and healthcare courses. All students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Carolinas College to meet degree requirements. Coursework completed at other institutions may be eligible for transfer credit. The coursework for the two concentrations is below.

Healthcare Simulation Concentration Curriculum (20 Credit Hours)

  • SIM 101 – Foundations of Simulation Simulation I (Fall I) (3)
  • SIM 102- Foundations of Simulation II (Fall II) (3)
  • SIM 210 – Simulation Operations and Technology (Spring 1) (2)
  • SIM 211 – Simulation Operations and Technology Practicum (Spring I) (1)
  • SIM 220 – Education in Healthcare Simulation (Spring II) (2)
  • SIM 221 – Education in Healthcare Simulation Practicum (Spring II) (1)
  • SIM 230 – Research and Assessment in Healthcare Simulation (Summer I) (2)
  • SIM 240 – Administration in Healthcare Simulation (Summer I) (2)
  • SIM 250 – Simulation Capstone (Summer II) (4)

Leadership Concentration Curriculum (18 Credit Hours)

  • LEA 102 – Leadership Development (3)
  • LEA 201 – Project Management (3)
  • LEA 211 – Quality Management (3)
  • LEA 301 – Leadership Styles and Strategies (3)
  • LEA 401 – Leading High Performing Teams (3)
  • LEA 450 – Leadership Capstone (pre/co-requisite HLC 410) (3)



Tuition & Fees

Carolinas College is consistently recognized by education researchers as a tremendous value when looking at lifetime earnings versus student debt. We work hard to keep our costs affordable and our tuition competitive with other institutions. For Tuition & Fee details, visit our Financial Aid page.

With the Educational Assistance program through Atrium Health, eligible teammates may receive financial reimbursement for approved academic courses. Contact Financial Aid for more information:

Applying to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program

Term Priority Deadline Start Date
Fall March 1 September
Spring July 1 January
Summer November 1 May

Priority deadline indicates the date which all applications received before will be guaranteed a review. Applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline until there is no longer space available for that start date.

Application Requirements

  1. Application –Submit your completed application.
  2. Official High School and College Transcripts – 2.25 cumulative GPA.

Enrollment Requirements:

Proof of high school graduation or adult education diploma.