Professional Health Studies, Associate of Science

A broad healthcare base applicable to helping people in many fields.

Whether you see yourself as a physical therapist, an EMT or want to move on to become a physician or respiratory therapist, a degree in health sciences will give you the ability to make logical decisions, manage groups effectively and communicate well in the health field. This program will prepare you to transfer to a senior institution for further study.

Why Professional Health Studies?

Ancilla College offers an associate of science degree in Professional Health Studies to provide a solid foundation for education opportunities in health fields such as dental hygiene, medical technology, radiography, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical school or veterinary school. Your program will include hands-on laboratory experience.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Usual first semester courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing I
  • A religion or philosophy course
  • An art or music course

Usual second semester courses

  • Writing II
  • A 200-level English course
  • General Chemistry I
  • College Algebra

Usual third semester courses

  • Computer Literacy
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition

Usual fourth semester courses

  • General Chemistry II
  • Elective or internship
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • A history or psychology course
  • A sociology or economics course

Concentration Total: 15 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 45 credit hours

ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL: 60-62 credit hours

What are my career options with this program?

Emergency medical technician (EMT)

Dental hygenist

Respiratory therapist

Occupational therapist

Medical transcriptionist


Medical technologist

Physical therapist