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Health Science

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A healthcare career is within reach

The Associate of Science in Health Science is designed for people looking to take their first step into the healthcare industry, or for working healthcare professionals who want to earn a degree to unlock career opportunities and earning potential. 

The curriculum is designed to build a strong foundational knowledge of healthcare delivery, and includes courses in ethics, law, public policy, holistic wellness, and more. 

Students may also select elective credits in specialty healthcare areas that will enable them to take a selection of national or state exams to become licensed or credentialed. Some of these elective tracks will include hands-on clinical or laboratory training. 

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Already in healthcare? Turn your specialty into a degree

Are you ready to take your skills, abilities, and career to the next level?

Students who have taken courses toward a healthcare specialty or discipline, or who hold a certificate or healthcare credential already may be able to  transfer those credits toward their associate degree. Not only does this increase your value as an employee, but it also affords you access to a wider variety of potentially higher paying jobs.


Are you ready to take your skills, abilities, and career to the next level?  Students who have taken courses toward a healthcare specialty or discipline, or who hold a certificate or healthcare credential already may be able to  transfer those credits toward their associate degree. Not only does this increase your value as an employee, but it also affords you access to a wider variety of potentially higher paying jobs.

Sit for national or state exams

Elective course offerings will be available in a variety of health science areas. This program also offers specialty tracks of study, some of which will enable you to take state or national licensing exams in a particular field.

Our EKG Technician and Phlebotomy tracks will allow you to sit for licensing/credentialing exams.

EKG Technicians administer non-invasive tests to assess a patient’s cardiovascular system; they record electrical signals sent by the heart.

Phlebotomists are clinical team members responsible for drawing blood and specimens for diagnostic testing.

For a completely online experience, you may select Gerontology. Gerontology is the study of aging and care for older adults. This is the fastest growing patient population, with elder care making up a significant portion of the US healthcare system. 

What can I do with my health science degree?

“Graduates of this major take many career paths in clinical and nonclinical roles. Students in this major are prepared for nonclinical roles that require critical thinking, information analysis and leadership skills. Positions may include medical manager of a hospital department or claims reviewer at a clinic. Graduates also may work for an insurance or pharmaceutical company, research laboratory or community agency.”
- USNews.com

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: 

  • Explain and apply a broad range of medical terms and essential health-related concepts
  • Apply concepts from the behavioral and biological sciences to allied health practice
  • Describe in-depth the roles and functions of the various components of the US healthcare system 
  • Explain and critique the manner in which healthcare in the US is funded
  • State well-supported positions on contemporary healthcare issues
  • Explain the fundamental scientific components of public health practice, including epidemiology, immunology, environmental health, disease prevention, and public health informatics and surveillance
  • Describe in-depth the components of a wellness approach to healthcare, including nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and mindfulness
  • Use current technology in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Apply rigorous evidence-based standards to practices in allied health
  • Conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the professional, ethical, and legal standards of allied health practice
What kind of jobs can I get?

There are many entry-level job opportunities for graduates with an Associate of Science in Health Science. 

Some potential job titles include: 

  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Secretary
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Non-Patient Care Support Specialist

Students with transfer credits or electives in specialization areas may qualify for higher positions in your existing specialty field, or for  some state or national certification exams.

Will I be able to find a job?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

With your associate degree, you will be well prepared to enter the job market. 

Is this program accredited?

Labouré College of Healthcare is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 (781) 425 7785
E-Mail: info@neche.org

How long is the program?

It is flexible to fit your schedule, though most students complete within 2 years. 

How will I communicate with my professors?

Many professors find they know their online students better than their face-to-face students because of the social dimension of online learning. Students also find that online classes provide more personalized attention.

You can look forward to dynamic communication between professors and students as daily and weekly classroom and community ties are encouraged within the online environment. Frequent and personal communication, including discussion boards and live “Online Meeting” classes and chats, will create a bond essential to your success. Professors also use weekly announcements and assignment feedback to further ensure access to the professor’s daily presence and availability to support classroom instruction.


What if I have never taken an online class? Will I be successful?

If you can answer “Yes” to the following questions, you are probably prepared to enroll and succeed in an online course. If you cannot respond “Yes” to all of these questions, you may want to consider enrolling in a hybrid course, which is a combination of an online and on-campus traditional course.

1. When you need help, are you comfortable approaching a professor to ask for clarification?

2. Are you comfortable with a self-learning environment?

3. Do you have good time management skills? Will you be able to schedule your time effectively and to stay on task to complete assignments outside of class?

4. Are you self-disciplined and self-motivated?

5. Do you have the ability to read and follow written instructions?

6. Do you have (or are you willing to obtain) access to the internet at home?

7. Do you have good computing skills including:

  • Using keyboard and mouse
  • Managing files and folders: save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties
  • Software installation, security, and virus protection

8. Do you have strong web browser/internet skills (connecting, accessing, using browsers) and ability to perform online research using various search engines and library databases?

9. Do you have the ability to use online communication tools, such as email (create, send, receive, reply, print, send/receive attachments), discussion boards (read, search, post, reply, follow threads), chats, and messengers?

10. Do you have strong software application skills such as:

  • Using word processing (ie Word), PowerPoint, and Excel 
  • Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats
  • Sending and downloading attachments

11. Do you have the equipment and software outlined in the College catalog?

How can I access tutors, academic advising, career services, or support for learning differences?

Online students have all the same college-wide support services as on-campus students. The Student Success Center (SSC) uses live real-time meeting technology tools to provide online students with opportunities to extend and deepen their classroom learning experiences.  You will have real-time access to academic advising, academic coaching (focused on learning strategies), academic tutoring (focused on course content), basic skill strengthening (e.g., focused on Mathematics, Writing, or Critical Reading), career counseling, and/or short-term personal counseling.

The SSC also offers specialized assistance to online students with learning differences, including advocacy, learning strategies, and, when appropriate, reasonable accommodations such as extended time on exams, note-taking assistance, enlarged print, and support in accessing digital audio texts, readers, and/or assistive technologies.

Accessible on-campus and online, the SSC strives to be a warm and welcoming community of learners dedicated to fostering student growth and success.

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