Applied Health Science
The Applied Health Studies track is a degree completion program for individuals who are certified, licensed, or registered in a healthcare profession. These individuals will have graduated from an accredited healthcare program (i.e., medical radiography, occupational therapy assistant, surgical technology, etc.) and have earned an associate's degree. After graduation, many of these students have a desire to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree. The goal of this program is to enable students to build on current knowledge and skills to function in a dynamic healthcare environment and to assume positions of leadership. The increasing demand for multidisciplinary integration in health care is addressed through the Applied Health Studies track in Health Science. Students will benefit from attaining core knowledge at an advanced level that pertains to all healthcare practitioners. Students in this program will increase their knowledge and skills to establish a more marketable multi-skilled background.
The Applied Health Studies track allows students to extend beyond the specific profession for which they are trained. These individuals will be educated in the importance of good health, quality healthcare and quality education. Students in the applied health studies track will:
- Develop additional critical thinking skills that extend beyond those required in their particular healthcare field.
- Recognize the value of understanding other individuals and cultures in order to be a productive member in a diverse global society.
- Develop knowledge of the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences.
- Develop a foundation for the expanding requirements of the health care field.