LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Sep 21, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Health Sciences & Wellness, AS


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The Health Sciences and Wellness program is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare to apply for a selective admissions health science program. Students working toward admission into a Health Science program are required to declare the Associate of Science in Health Sciences and Wellness as their program of study until they are officially accepted into a program. This degree is designed to allow students the option to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Each closed program has specific admission requirements - check the program website for detailed information or meet with a health science academic advisor or faculty mentor for specifics.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Health Sciences & Wellness program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from behavioral and biological sciences as a basis for allied health practice.
  2. Apply professional standards to health science situations.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking relevant to a career focus area within health sciences.
  4. Apply multiple communication modalities across healthcare disciplines.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • See Program Comments below for application specific information for each closed program.
  • Students should consult with their advising team to determine which physical or life science lab class to take.
  • Students choosing to pursue Exercise Science - Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) or Exercise Science - Sport Management should switch programs at the end of the first semester to stay on track to program completion. Students should work with their Advising Team to make this change.

Course Requirements


Milestones


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • Students pursuing Exercise Science must take PSYC 1000 , ZOO 2010  or ZOO 2015 , and HLTK 1210 .
  • See Program Comments below for application specific information for each closed program.
  • Students choosing to pursue Exercise Science should switch programs to stay on track to program completion. Students should work with their Advising Team to make this change.

Course Requirements


Semester Total: 14-16 Credits


Third Semester


Choice Points


  • Students pursuing Exercise Science must take EDST 2420 
  • See Program Comments below for application specific information for each closed program.

Semester Total: 14-16 Credits


Fourth Semester


Choice Points


  • Students should consult with their advising team to determine which physical or life science lab class to take.
  • Students pursuing Exercise Science must take EDST 2420 
  • See Program Comments below for application specific information for each closed program.

Milestones


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of AS degree in Health Sciences & Wellness.

Semester Total: 16 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 60-64 Credits


Program Comments

Students planning to apply to a specific closed program should work closely with their Advising Team regarding course sequence options required for completion prior to program application. Some program applications are points based. The information below is intended to be a guide to show how course work in the Health Sciences & Wellness program leads to requirements for each of the closed programs.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

Additional information on careers in Health Sciences & Wellness is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Health Sciences & Wellness Associate of Science is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor degree program. LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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