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.
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.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Integrate knowledge from behavioral and biological sciences as a basis for allied health practice.
Apply professional standards to health science situations.
Demonstrate critical thinking relevant to a career focus area within health sciences.
Apply multiple communication modalities across healthcare disciplines.
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.
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
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.
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.