online Associate of Science for Public Health Professionals

The Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences is designed for students interested in or currently working in the rapidly growing health-care industry, and for those who have completed military training in the medical and health Sciences. This program offers you the opportunity to gain basic general education and earn college credits to complement your medical knowledge and healthcare training. This AAS degree is ideal for a variety of health-care related careers; including medical assistants, laboratory technicians, dental assistants, nursing, and numerous other careers within the healthcare industry.

The curriculum for this online associate program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Biological principles, systems, and properties of life
  • Chemistry basics and terminology, with lab
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Physics principles, theories, and applications
  • Human ecology, terminology and methods
  • Microbiological treatment, therapies, and infections
  • Human genetics, heredity, and genetic technology
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports and health-related fields

Some courses in this program have additional laboratory course materials that are not covered by our undergraduate book grant. Please view the materials cost information below for details.

Note: Students that receive transfer credit for the Army Health Care Specialist (68W10), Navy Hospital Corpsman (B-300-0010/HM-0000), or Air Force Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (L8AQJ4N031 01AA) course will NOT be awarded any additional transfer credit for National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Basic certification. The NREMT- Basic certification is considered duplicate regardless of certification date and location of military training.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Apply learning practices from health sciences training to associate degree level education courses.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Integrate concepts from military health sciences training with broader general education knowledge acquired at the university.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and broadening skills to become eligible for increased responsibility and advancement in military medical services.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing higher learning opportunities generated by successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Annual Tuition & Fees Chart Annual estimates of undergraduate and graduate costs with and without military grant. WITH MILITARY GRANT WITHOUT GRANT Undergraduate (30 credits annually) Graduate (18 credits annually) $8,000 $8,600 $6,150 $6,600 Our tuitionper credit hour $250 Our tuitionper credit hour $270 Our tuitionper credit hour $325 Our tuitionper credit hour $350

*Annual estimates are based on published tuition and technology fees assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.Technology fees are $50 per course and are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.

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