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    Jul 13, 2024  
2020-21 RACC Student Catalog 
2020-21 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science AS

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Science and Mathematics Division

Health Science is a broad, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of educational and career pathways. The Health Science degree is designed to prepare students with the foundational knowledge and coursework needed to enter a career in health care or to transfer into bachelor’s in health science fields such as” healthcare management/administration, public/community health, nutrition and dietetics, exercise science/wellness, and occupational/physical therapy.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of educational and career pathways in the health sciences.
  • Describe the physiological systems in the human body and how major diseases and disorders impact these systems.
  • Analyze the health behaviors, decisions and practices held by diverse individuals, communities and cultures
  • Apply statistics and other mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems in health and science
  • Design and submit an e-portfolio demonstrating personal knowledge, growth, educational, and career plan in the health sciences
  • Perform laboratory technique needed in the health sciences

Required Program of Study

General Education Requirements (37-38 Credits)

General Education - Requirements for AS (15 Credits)

CSS 103  College Success Strategies (3 credits)

COM 121  English Composition I (3 credits)

COM 151  Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)

IFT 110   Microcomputer Applications (3 credits)

COM 141   Technical Writing (3 credits)

General Education - Humanities AS (6 credits)

Take PHI 275  Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)

Choose one from

ART 111  Introduction to Drawing (3 credits)

ART 201  Art Appreciation (3 credits)

COM 110  Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)

ENG 125  Introduction to Literature (3 credits)

PHI 271  Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

General Education - Mathematics (3 credits)

MAT 210  Statistics (3 credits)

General Education - Natural/Physical Sciences AS (7-8 Credits)

Take BIO 140   Essentials of Biology (4 credits) OR BIO 150  Biology I (4 credits)

and choose 1 lab or non-lab science (3 or 4 credits)

General Education - Social Sciences AAS and AS (6 credits)

PSY 130  General Psychology (3 Credits)

SOC 130  Sociology (3 credits)

Total Credits=60

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