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Health Sciences Programs
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the health sciences field represents the largest single industry in the U.S., accounting for over 14 million jobs across 200 different professional positions. In addition, 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are health related, generating 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry. The need for health educators, for example, is estimated to grow by 20% or more over the next decade, requiring an additional 25,000 employees.
The Health Sciences program is designed as an interdisciplinary program, drawing upon the expertise of faculty across ASU. Faculty teaching Health Science courses come from backgrounds in nutrition, health promotion, physical activity and wellness, anthropology, public health, and business. Each student will gain knowledge and expertise in medical/healthcare ethics, cultural aspects of health, health communications, complementary care, and evaluation of health sciences research. Students will have the option to minor in areas such as non-profit leadership and other academic areas.
Bachelor of Science
The BS - Health Sciences is designed to provide the academic knowledge and professional skills to allow students to move directly into a range of employment opportunities within the health field and/or continue their education in discipline-specific programs. Many health-related professions can be entered directly with a baccalaureate degree.
There are three distinct concentrations:
- Healthy Lifestyles Coaching - for students seeking immediate employment in the community health education/health promotion field and/or admission to graduate studies
- Health Policy - for students interested in the community policy aspects of disease prevention and health promotion and/or seeking admission to graduate programs
- Pre-Professional - for students with the goal of entering medical, dental, osteopathic, physical therapy, veterinary, pharmacy, and similar professional schools
Bachelor of Applied Science
The BAS - Health Sciences Concentration is designed to provide the academic knowledge and skills to allow students with an AA or AAS degree from a previously-approved (articulated) health-related program to advance their employment opportunities within the health field and/or continue into selected graduate plans of study.
Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Applied Science
The BAS - Medical Laboratory Science Concentration is designed to provide the academic knowledge and professional skills to allow students to advance their employment opportunities within the field of medical technology, cytology, clinical laboratory science and related areas. This new degree program represents a new model of collaborative programming between ASU and Phoenix College.