Health Science

Our Health Science associate degree program is designed to prepare you for admission to a more specialized healthcare program such as Physical Therapy Assistant or Nursing, or continue your education at a four-year college or university.

Academically challenging, our curriculum includes science-based courses in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and biology. You will also benefit from courses in psychology and health care management. And, you’ll focus on oral, written, and interpersonal communications, skills that are critical in any health-related career.

Flexible scheduling options – including online and blended learning, as well as day and evening classes – provide convenience and also help you earn your associate degree in as little as 18 months. If you wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree after earning your A.S. in Health Science, you’ll have the advantage of a smooth transfer to a four-year university.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health science jobs are among the fastest growing in the country. If you aspire to a career in the health care industry, earning a Health Sciences associate degree will help you achieve your professional goals.

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The Behavioral Health program at P.I.T. enables you to immediately join the workforce in an entry-level position with greater growth opportunities in a challenging and rewarding field.

Student Success Story
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Andrew Schlosser Health Science Graduated: May 2016

Andrew Schlosser credits his parents as his main childhood inspirations. Seeing their hard work to reach their goals and support the family, Andrew realized the value of dedication and discipline. “If you want to reach a goal, dedicating yourself to work hard consistently is the best way to get there,” he said. Andrew’s participation in the martial art Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu caused injuries requiring physical therapy (PT). He was fascinated by how different methods of therapy help the body recover and heal. The mixture of time in PT offices and his love of exercise forged his interest in a Physical Therapy career. A big change for Andrew was balancing work hours and time to complete assignments and study. He doesn’t regret sacrificing his free time to work hard preparing for exams and achieve good grades. After graduating, Andrew will seek a position as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and set his future PT educational goals. Andrew exercises because being in shape makes him feel great. As a future PTA, he hopes to motivate patients to live a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet and exercise to enhance their well-being. Andrew appreciates being honored as the P.I.T. Student of the Month.

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