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Associate of Science - Health Studies
Associate of Science - Health Studies

Associate of Science - Health Studies

  • ID:MU100075
  • Level:Associate Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Mercyhurst offers rolling admissions. Offers of admission are sent out on a case-by-case basis relatively quickly after we receive your completed application. Many programs can be started in the fall or spring semesters; start dates vary by program.

    The components of a completed application are:

  • A completed free online application

  • Official high school transcripts (sent from the high school)

    • If you are currently a senior, a transcript with grades through your junior year will suffice. If you end up enrolling at Mercyhurst, we will need your official, final transcript before the start of the academic year

  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)

    • If you've attended any college during your academic career, we will need official transcripts from each institution you've attended for both admission and financial aid reasons. If you are currently enrolled at a college, your latest transcript will suffice, but an updated "final" transcript from that institution is required before the academic year begins. Transfer credit evaluation will not occur without official college transcripts. 

English requirements

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

    • Duolingo: 100+

    • IELTS: 6.5+

    • PTE: 85+

    • TOEFL: 79+

    • TOEFL Essentials: 8.5+

Course Information

The Health Studies curriculum allows students the flexibility to complete the entry-level general education requirements needed to enter other allied health programs at Mercyhurst and the health-specific coursework needed to give them a well-rounded health education degree. In addition to the general education courses in English and math, other coursework includes science-based courses in human biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, and health-profession-specific clinical courses, as well as courses in social sciences such as psychology, sociology, and human growth and development. Because this program offers students the flexibility to map their curriculum to their educational goals, they are able to seamlessly move general education credit from this program into other allied health curriculums without having to retake courses.  

The Associate of Science in Health Studies can be used as a standalone degree or as an allied health track for students who are interested in gaining acceptance into a health program such as: Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, or Respiratory Therapist. This degree can also be used as a completion associate degree for those who earned a certificate degree in License Practical Nursing, Massage Therapy, or Medical Assisting.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

In the United States, health care is one of the fastest-growing career fields. Students who graduate from the Health Studies degree will be well equipped to pursue job opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. Because of the vast number of job opportunities available in the health care field, students can cater their coursework for their ultimate career goal.

Students will be able to find jobs as:

  • Occupational, health and safety technicians

  • Pharmacy technicians

  • Patient access and patient care representatives

  • Hospital unity secretaries

  • Social and human service assistants

  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorders counselors

  • Home health and laboratory aides and processors

  • Teacher aides/assistants (to help with children with special needs)

  • Childcare workers

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InsuranceFee: 1,999 USD

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