Aug 13, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Health Studies A.S.


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Allied Health
HEGIS: 5299.00
 

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Health Studies provides a foundation for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in healthcare and preparation for a health related career. This program introduces students to the broad scope of healthcare issues to help prepare them for a professional education and for future careers. The multidisciplinary design of the program permits students to take courses in a variety of health related disciplines, such as nutrition, health education, first aid/safety, and anatomy and physiology. The curriculum exposes students to the diverse roles and responsibilities of professionals who work in healthcare. Students will develop knowledge of the delivery of health services in diverse communities. Through coursework and applied learning opportunities, students will gain insight into the trends and practices in healthcare delivery across the continuum of care. Because of flexibility in course requirements, students will be able to develop a particular area of interest across an array of healthcare specialties while gaining valuable and practical experience in a health related environment.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of roles, responsibilities and requirements of healthcare practitioners across settings
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the socioeconomic factors that drive healthcare practices
  3. Demonstrate how research informs clinical practice in the healthcare setting
  4. Demonstrate communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills that are pertinent to the healthcare industry and related health fields

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
SOC 101  or SOC 102   3  
MATH 117  or MATH 131   4  
PSYCH 101   3  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
POLSC 102   3  
Psychology Elective 3
Major Elective 3 ✹✹
Biology Elective 4 ✹✹✹
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: PSYCH 109 , PSYCH 110 , PSYCH 116  

✹✹ Choose one: ACC 119 , CHEM 113 , CHEM 117 HCTAL 101 , HHP 120 , HHP 200 , HHP 220 HIT 120 , LAW 101 MGT 201 , PHYSC 111 , PHYSC 112  

✹✹✹ Choose one: BIOL 101 , BIOL 103 , BIOL 115 , BIOL 121  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
HCTAL 102   3  
HCTAL 103   3  
HSERV 200   or SOC 206   3  
Biology Elective 3
PE 110 
 
  2  
PE 116     1  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: BIOL 109 , BIOL 117 , BIOL 123  

 

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
HCTAL 105   3  
NUTR 101  or NUTR 109     3  
MATH 140   4  
Major Elective   3
Major Elective   3
Semester Total Credits     16  

✹ Choose one: ACC 119 , CHEM 113 , CHEM 117 HCTAL 101 , HHP 120 , HHP 200 , HHP 220 HIT 120 , LAW 101 MGT 201 , PHYSC 111 , PHYSC 112  

Minimum Total Credits: 63

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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