Health Science - Associate Degree Program Manager

About the Program

Earning an associate degree in Health Science gives you the requisite courses needed to further pursue education in many health care related careers.  It gives the student the ability to demonstrate perseverance and show the aptitude of completing collegiate level work.  The curriculum is weighted heavy in science and math, which will prepare the student for more clinical aspects of health care education.  The Health Science degree is designed to be fully transferable to a four year college or university; many students continue their education to pursue a more specialized four year bachelor’s degree.

Career Opportunities

With your degree you can find a job in:
  • Medical laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician practices
  • Skilled nursing facilities

Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO135 Anatomy and Physiology I4
ENG108 English Composition3
MOT115 Healthcare in a Trans Cultural Environment3
MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO136 Anatomy and Physiology II4
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
BIO230 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology4
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1
HCM107 Introduction to Health Care Management3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
Elective3
HCM221 Introduction to Health Care Statistics3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
CHM105 General Chemistry3
CHM106 General Chemistry Lab1

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
HCM117 Introduction to Health Care Informatics3

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO135 Anatomy and Physiology I4
ENG108 English Composition3
MOT115 Healthcare in a Trans Cultural Environment3
MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO136 Anatomy and Physiology II4
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
BIO230 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology4
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1
HCM107 Introduction to Health Care Management3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
Elective3
HCM221 Introduction to Health Care Statistics3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
CHM105 General Chemistry3
CHM106 General Chemistry Lab1

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
HCM117 Introduction to Health Care Informatics3

Program Objectives

The Health Science program prepares students for admissions in nursing programs, physical therapist assistant programs and other highly competitive medically-related programs. Top grades in this program prove to colleges and universities that students have the stamina, perseverance, drive and academic skills to succeed in rigorous clinical patient care programs. In many instances, there are only a limited number of vacancies – only the top candidates are accepted.

Graduates of the Health Science program are also qualified for many non-clinical positions with health care providers including, health specialists, health and wellness counselors, addiction counselors, community relations specialists, health services coordinators, just to name a few.

The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology has transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. These educational institutions will accept the credits earned in P.I.T.’s A.S. Health Science program. Students will be able to earn bachelor degrees in health care administration, health care counseling, managed care and other similar programs.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this program of study, graduates should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in health-related sciences, applied mathematics, English, humanities and social sciences that are required in health care professions,
  • Identify the anatomical structure and functions of the human body,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental molecular, cellular, and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals,
  • Identify the properties of matter, atomic structure, molecular geometry, periodic table arrangements, and chemical bonding and ionization,
  • Understand the functional anatomy of the human body and associated kinesiology,
  • Gain an appreciation for the delivery of health care with the environment of continuously changing vulnerable, racial, ethnic and cultural demographics.
  • Demonstrate the principles of critical thinking in the process of problem resolution.

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