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

A Foundation for Students Interested in Health Professions

Student in science lab with microscope

The Health Science AS provides the foundation necessary to prepare students for admission to a Health Professions program at Westmoreland or to transfer to a health science or health professions program at a four-year institution to pursue a career in a health-related field requiring a bachelor’s or higher degree.

The curriculum provides students with a balance of mathematics, science, humanities, English, social sciences and computer skills relevant to employment in health care 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