Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences

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The Department of Emergency Medical Services offers the Bachelor’s of Science degree in Professional Health Sciences (PHS) for those students who want to have a well-rounded background in health sciences, but do not wish to pursue a specific professional degree. The PHS program also allows students in pre-professional programs that change their major from specific professional degrees to apply most of their course credits towards this degree. The program provides broad information in both health related disciplines as well as health informatics and/or management. Graduates from this program should be suited to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, and physicians’ offices; as well as becoming pharmaceutical reps, medical supply reps, hospital managers’ assistants and more. They could also pursue an MPA and go into hospital administration and many other fields.

▼   Accreditation

The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of South Alabama may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

▼   Admission to the University

Criteria for general admission of EMS students to the University are the same as those for all students.  Please consult with the University's Admission's office for more information about admission policies and procedures.

▼   Admission to the Health Sciences Component

All students are required to fulfill a 41 semester hour General Education Core and a 25 semester hour Pre-professional Core as outlined in the curriculum below. After successfully completing these courses, students may enroll in the Health Sciences component. Also, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all pre-requisite courses and a minimum University GPA of 2.0.

▼   PHS Internship Opportunities

PHS Internships are for PHS students only at this time. The student will be required to complete the PRH 475 PHS Internship Packet and turn it in to Mrs. Amanda Clifford. This course is 3 credit hours and you have to be a current PHS student in order to register for this class. This course is only open in the Spring semester and spots are very limited. Overrides for this course will not be given until the student has been selected. If you have any questions about PHS internships then feel free to  reach out to the PHS BS Program Director, Amanda Clifford at

▼   Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees according to University policies and procedures.  Tuition and fees are set by the University of South Alabama, upon approval of the Board of Trustees.  For current information on tuition and fees, please refer to the University's Student Accounting Office.

▼   Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students.  Interested applicants should contact the University’s Financial Aid Office.

▼   Contact Information

Academic Advisor
Ayo Atane

University of South Alabama
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions

Dean-Allied Health 

5721 USA Drive North, Suite 3042
Mobile, AL  36688-0002
(251) 445-9250