Two More A.S. Programs Readied for Fall 2014

Health Science: Nutrition and Wellness, and Biology
Prof. Jessana Palm (right) teaches Intro to Ecology

CONCORD — Drawing upon its background as one of New Hampshire’s foremost healthcare training centers, NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is launching two new Associate Degree programs in Fall 2014: Health Science with a concentration in Nutrition and Wellness, and Biology.

The first program builds upon NHTI’s well-established Health Science Degree, but is designed to prepare students for the competitive and ever expanding fields of healthcare and personal wellness services.  In addition to the core requirements for the Health Science Degree (32 credits), the student will be required to take courses in nutrition, pathophysiology, and personal training, and choose from among many different electives for a total of 65-70 credits.  The degree provides a sound academic foundation for the student who wants to pursue an entry-level position in nutrition, health and fitness, public health, or health education, and/or to transfer to a 4-year program in any of those fields.

The Biology program is intended for students who plan to continue their education beyond the associate degree, although students who graduate from this program will also have the skills necessary to work in the field as biological science technicians.  A biology major is recommended for students interested in pursuing further study in biology, botany, zoology, ecology, microbiology, agriculture, forestry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics or marine biology.  This program also provides an excellent foundation for medical, dental and veterinary studies.

For more information on either of these new programs contact Natural Sciences Department Head Amy Liptak, (603) 271-6484 x4243.

NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is a fully accredited, public community college serving students, businesses and the community by providing excellent academic, technical and professional education.  NHTI offers over 65 academic programs to more than 4,500 students.  NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.