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Bachelor’s in Health Profession Studies

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Complete part-time or full time with evening classes at Brookdale and online

Unlock a versatile and fulfilling healthcare career with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Profession Studies from Georgian Court University (GCU). This comprehensive program prepares you for a wide range of health-related jobs that impact the way healthcare is supported and delivered, including hospital, medical office, or research lab manager; health educator; health and wellness coach; patient care coordinator; patient advocate; rehabilitation aide; and more.

You’ll gain extensive knowledge about anatomy, physiology, health policy, medical terminology, and research, as well as sharpen your communication, interpersonal, and professional skills━all through hands-on learning and academic research. You can also focus on health and wellness coaching practice and gain practical field experience.

Health Profession Program Highlights

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Cost Per Credit

One of the region’s most affordable and discounted by 25% compared to GCU’s full-time programs


Credits Accepted

We generously accept up to 90 credits for a faster degree completion experience


Minutes or Less

For in-person classes, our Brookdale location is a short drive from most locations in northern central NJ

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Small class sizes mean personalized attention from world-class faculty who want to help you succeed

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Online to In-Person Learning

This program blends online coursework with in-person classes at our convenient Brookdale location

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Access to Resources

GCU’s part-time students get full access to tutoring, librarian, and career placement services

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"The faculty was knowledgeable and so caring toward each student. They went out of their way to ensure everyone felt comfortable in every subject. They tried their best so no one would get left behind."
Amanda Spengler
Amanda Spengler '15
Float Nurse at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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Have a question? Get in touch. You can also schedule a 15- to 30-minute virtual chat with one of our representatives; they can review your unofficial transcript(s) and determine how many credits count toward your GCU degree.


Program Information


To earn a B.A. in Health Profession Studies, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Major required courses (30credits)
  • Major electives (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.



  • BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • HRP111 Introduction to Health Sciences (3)
  • HRP200 Medical Terminology (3)
  • HRP351 Health Policy (3)
  • HRP404 Internship in Health Care (3)
  • HRP444 Capstone in Health Science (1)
  • PL354 Bioethics (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS232 Introduction to Statistics & Research Methods (3)
    • SW310 Methods of Social Work Research (3)
    • ES470 Research Methods in Exercise & Sport (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • SW295 Communication Skills in Social Work (3)
    • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)

Electives (choose 12 credits from at least two disciplines):

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • BI111 Life: Human Biology (4)
  • BI219 Microbiology (4)
  • CH151 Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)
  • CM250 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • CM251 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • CS105 Computer Literacy (3)
  • ES111 Foundations of Exercise Science & Wellness (3)
  • ES220 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • GP207 Psycho-Social Aspects of Aging (3)
  • GP316 Physiology of Development & Aging (3)
  • IH210 Integrative Self-Care Planning (3)
  • IH305Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • IH320 Integrative Healing Methods (3)
  • IH325 Integrative Nutrition (3)
  • IH337 Integrative Lifestyle Modifications (3)
  • IH365 Health & Wellness Coaching Practice (3)
  • IH405 Field Experience in Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • NU111 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3)
  • NU211 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (4)
  • NU350 Health Advocacy (3)
  • PS221 Child & Adolescent Development (3)
  • PS224 Adult Development (3)
  • PS281 Introduction to Addictions & Recovery (3)
  • PS282 Foundations of Addictions Treatment (3)
  • SW240 Addictions (3)

Health & Wellness Coaching:

  • IH305Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • IH325 Integrative Nutrition (3)
  • IH337 Integrative Lifestyle Modifications (3)
  • IH365 Health & Wellness Coaching Practice (3)
  • IH405 Field Experience in Health & Wellness Coaching (3)

Note: Two of the five health and wellness coaching courses can count toward the electives for the major.

Tuition is just $564 per credit. Students enrolling at Brookdale are encouraged to complete a minimum 12 credits per term; therefore estimated annual tuition is $13,536. Full time or part time study may be an option, depending on program and course availability.

The tuition for GCU@Brookdale is deeply discounted, but you may still be be eligible for opportunities to defray the cost of college, including:

In-person coursework takes place at the Northern Monmouth Higher Education Center, 1 Crown Plaza, Hazlet, NJ, which is Exit 117 off the Garden State Parkway. Georgian Court University shares this convenient “satellite” location with Brookdale Community College.

The Center is a modern, 29,000-square-foot facility with smart classrooms, science labs, faculty offices, a computer lab, a student lounge, study spaces, and plenty of parking.

GCU offers a streamlined enrollment process. We require only:

  1. A completed application
  2. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities (or high school for those with less than 24 credits)*

*Please note that students may apply ─ and be conditionally accepted ─ using their unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts can be provided prior to matriculation.