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Associate of Science in Health Science

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Labouré’s associate degree in health science will prepare you to enter the healthcare field. If you're already a current health professional, it helps to lift your career and earnings to the next level.

As a health science student, you:

  • Take classes in healthcare delivery, public health, ethics, medical terminology, and more
  • Choose a 100% online track or one that combines online and hands-on learning
  • Can specialize in phlebotomy, EKG technology, or medical administration and sit for national or state exams in your specialty, or specialize in gerontology or our generalist track
  • Can finish the program in two years or less - set a schedule that works for you

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Tap into your growth potential

In the coming decades, healthcare occupations are projected to add millions of jobs. That means your skills and knowledge will be in demand.

Some job titles you may be eligible for with a health science degree from Labouré are:

  • Health unit coordinator
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical office specialist
  • EKG technician
  • Medical secretary

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.

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Health Science Program
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options for certifications within the program: EKG, gerontology, and phlebotomy

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approximate projected growth in healthcare support jobs between 2019 - 2028

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of our students are people of color, reflecting an institutional commitment to representing the diverse nature of our community.

Hands-On Specialty Tracks

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.

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Online Specialty Tracks

As a Generalist you will explore contemporary health issues including global health and an introduction to epidemiology.

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. 

The Medical Administrative Assistant  track will prepare you to play an important role in a patient’s experience - and one that is critical to medical offices and healthcare facilities

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Common Questions

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

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.

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. 

Meet the Dean

Doreen Richards, DHSc MEd

doreen richardsDr. Doreen Richards is the Dean of Arts and Health Sciences at Labouré College of Healthcare, working with students and faculty in the health science and healthcare administration programs. After working for ten years in clinical dental hygiene, Doreen continued her education to become an educator in health sciences. She earned her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Education with a dual focus in Online Instructional Design and Curriculum & Instruction from Plymouth State University.

She has experience in teaching, faculty development, and instructional design, and has previously worked at Nova Southeastern University, the Community College and University Systems of New Hampshire, Boston College, and more. 


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