Health Sciences A.S. Program
Health Sciences, A.S.
The degree provides opportunities for students who have not determined an area of specialization in the health field, for students to gain an entry-level position in health care or the health field upon degree completion, and for incumbent health field workers seeking to advance their career.
Courses focus on fundamental knowledge in health care services and health communication, critical thinking skills related to basic health concepts and application of health care practices, and identification of personal values and ethical standards of practice within the field. In addition, the degree provides opportunities to attain microcredentials in Health Coaching, and Basic Life Support and First Aid, upon completion of relevant certifying exam(s). The degree provides opportunity for transfer to baccalaureate programs.
Training in Basic Life Support provides the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to life-threatening cardiac and breathing emergencies in adult and pediatric patients. First Aid teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of physical injuries such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, and back injuries, as well as heat and cold related emergencies.
- Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Donald Hume
Dr. Jose Nanin
- Executive Administrative Assistant:
- Phone: 718-368-5696
- Fax: 718-368-4866