The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Health Science is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

This program is designed to provide the foundation for any allied health field. The degree may be personalized to meet student interests in diverse careers, from healthcare administration to direct patient contact. The flexible curriculum can be used as a strong base in furthering educational pursuits – degrees in physical therapy, health information management, dietetics, public health, pharmacology, and exercise science, among others – or as a distinct, self-contained degree for professionals seeking career advancement.

Evaluation of credit received from a college or hospital-based program of study in a health-related field may result in transfer credit or advanced-standing credit toward the degree.

A candidate for this highly individualized degree must accumulate a minimum of 60 total credit hours, including those shown in the table at right.

Health Science Degree

Course TitleCLLABCR
I. General Education Core
 BIOL 195CAnatomy and Physiology I +++324
 BIOL 196CAnatomy and Physiology II +++324
 CHEM xxxCChemistry Elective* +++324
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
 ENGL xxxCEnglish Elective303
 INDL 120CGlobal Public Health**303
 MATH 120C
or higher
Mathematics Elective***404
 PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues+303
II. Advanced Standing CreditsIf appropriate
III. Related coursework to complete the degree++Variable

Note: A minimum of 16 credits hours must be earned through instruction at NHTI, with a minimum of eight credit hours in courses numbered at the 200-level.

Additional credits, up to the required 60 credits, may be taken in areas of interest or need of the individual student, or may be transferred in from another institution.

* CHEM 100C does not meet this requirement.
** Meets Social Science requirement.
*** MATH 129C does not meet the minimum math requirements.
+ Meets Humanities/Foreign Language/Fine Arts requirement.
++ Courses identified as “institutional credit only” do not meet this requirement.
+++ Courses with online/virtual labs for BIOL 195C, BIOL 196C, CHEM xxxC are not accepted

60 Credits Required


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