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The Associate in Science degree in Health Studies is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four -year Bachelor’s Degree program in Health Studies or a health- related field of study. The program also prepares students to obtain entry-level positions in the field as it is designed to begin the professional preparation of health professionals working in communities, schools and work sites. Students receive a strong foundation in liberal arts as they complete general education requirements, while at the same time gaining specific knowledge of the importance of Health Studies as a profession. Graduates of the program will demonstrate effective research skills, an understanding of various influences that shape health values and perspectives as well as gain the ability to communicate and articulate appropriate language in the field of health studies.

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Health Studies
A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5299

Total Credits: 64-66

First Semester Credits
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
3
HED 200 Concepts of Healthful Living and Stress Management 3
MAT Elective (2)
3-4
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Semester Credits 16-17
   
Second Semester Credits
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
3
Health Elective (3) 3
Human Service Elective 3
PED Activities
1
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Third Semester Credits
Health Elective (3) 3
Humanities Elective (4) 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology or
PSY 241 Social Psychology
3
SOC 225 Sociology of Health Care 3
Total Semester Credits 15-16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications 3
Electives (5) 3
Electives (6) 3
Health Elective (3) 3
HED 293 Community Health 3
PED Activities 1
Total Semester Credits 16
  1. Depending on placement
  2. SUNY GER Mathematics
  3. Recommended Electives:
    • HED 205 Consumer Health Care and Protection
    • HED 231 Death Education: A Health Prospective
    • HED 251 Human Sexuality
    • HED 271 Alcoholism, Addictions and Abusive Behaviors
    • HED 292 Safety and First Aid
  4. SUNY GER Humanities
  5. SUNY GER The Arts
  6. SUNY GER Other World Civilizations