Health Studies Certificate

The Health Studies Certificate is a 30-32 credit program that requires a foundation of coursework in math (not required, just placement), science, humanities and the social sciences, and health studies, complemented by a flexible elective component, allowing students to tailor the curriculum worksheet to their needs.

To provide students with the opportunity to begin to explore health career options while being introduced to foundation courses leading to further education or employment.

Following successful completion of the certificate students will:

  •  Demonstrate a broad base of knowledge of personal health issues and careers
  • Have a competitive edge for entry level employment in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Possess college level science and math skills necessary for admission to a career degree program

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (30-32 credits)
English (3 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
College Success (3 Credits)
FCS 101 Foundations for College Success
Science (8 Credits) 
BIO 101 General Biology I
CHE 101 Applied Chemistry


Social Sciences (3 Credits) 
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


Health & P.E. (7 Credits) 
HPE 100 Seminar in Health Career Pathways
HPE 101 Personal Health
HPE 102 Safety & First Aid
Free Electives (6-8 Credits)
 MAT 100 or MAT100Q If required by placement
--------> Any course that receives college credit

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who hold a Health Studies Certificate may:

  • Apply the credits toward the Nursing A.A.S. degree or Individual Studies degree

Gainful Employment

The United States Department of Education has recently mandated that certain information for programs designed to lead to gainful employment be disclosed to prospective students. 

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Room 504M
Phone: 518-562-4162

Katrina M. Evens
Director of Nursing and Allied Health