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Health Sciences

 
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If you want to help people live better, safer, healthier lives, consider the Health Sciences Field of Interest (FOI). Our Health Sciences degrees and certificates are designed to give you comprehensive training for health-related work in the hospital, healthcare, or exercise and fitness settings.

In addition to preparing you for employment, the Health Sciences FOI also fully prepares you to transfer to a four-year program. So, whether you want to be a nurse, an EMT, a physical therapist, or a personal trainer, Maricopa Community Colleges' programs give you the flexibility you need to pursue your goals.

If you are ready to find the Health Sciences program that is right for you, select the option from the drop-down below that best fits your current goals.

University Transfer and Associate Degrees

With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.

There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but acceptance is not guaranteed. For more information, see the Get an Associate Degree option below. The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer options. There are several types of certificates available, including career, trade, and academic certificates.

Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.


View all Health Sciences programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.

Ask an Advisor

Meeting your advisor is the first step in outlining both your short and long-term goals to prepare you for success.

Advisor Brian Wilson can assist with your interest in Health Sciences in the areas below.

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Professions
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Dietetic Technology

Make an Appointment

Advisor Chris Hunt can assist with your interest in Health Sciences in the areas below.

Make an Appointment

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