The Health Sciences Major
The Health Sciences major (associate degree) is designed to provide those students interested in entering one of the many health science-related professions the foundational course work in the sciences and general education/liberal arts. Students choosing this major will have opportunities to transfer into numerous programs associated with the allied health field, including nursing, exercise physiology, health science, health education, medical laboratory science, respiratory therapy, nutrition, and rehabilitation and disability studies.
Students intending to major in Health Sciences must have a strong science background and cumulative 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) based on core academic courses.
Through the course of study in the Associate Degree in Health Sciences, students will be provided an opportunity to learn how to:
• recognize the scientific method in various contexts.
• utilize technology to gather, store, and present academic research or scientific topics.
• explain physiological functions of organ systems, homeostasis and disorders resulting from homeostatic imbalances.
• draw conclusions from laboratory experiments and present this data in appropriate format.
• recognize biological principles pertaining to cell theory and biochemical energy pathways.
• recognize and understand selected elements, the periodic table, and apply the fundamental principles of chemistry found in chemical reactions, mass/energy relationships, equilibrium, kinetics, and electrochemistry.