Health Science Degree | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

A Program for Students Interested in Health Professions

Student in science lab with microscope

The Health Science AS degree is the major students are accepted to before most Health Professions programs at Westmoreland. 

Students should work with an advisor to create an individualized learning plan. These plans can change based on previous education. 

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Please call the Information Center at 724-925-4000 for your next steps toward enrollment.

The curriculum provides students with a balance of mathematics, science, humanities, English, social sciences, and computer skills relevant to employment in healthcare professions or health-related fields.

What Will I Learn?

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be
able to:

  • Identify anatomical structures and explain the physiological
    aspects and functions of the human body
  • Demonstrate the use of scientific and mathematical
    reasoning in the critical analysis and evaluation of problems
    and the development of research-based solutions
  • Discuss the mental processes and behaviors associated with
    human psychology
  • Demonstrate mastery of vocabulary and appropriate
    terminology to understand and effectively communicate
    information related to anatomy and physiology
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of pharmacology and its
    use in the treatment of a variety of health conditions
  • Discuss nutrition in the context of body function, lifespan,
    social, economic and psychological implications

View Health Science in the College Catalog