Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Dr. Serena Kurumety works closely with her students to explain the workings of the human heart

Dr. Serena Kurumety works closely with her students to explain the workings of the human heart

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take prerequisite courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and career fields. In addition to pursuing the VFMC core liberal arts curriculum, which includes two semesters of mathematics, students are offered courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition and Psychology. Upon graduation from VFMC’s Health Sciences Associate degree program, students are prepared to transfer into four year bachelor degree programs in majors such as Nursing, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and others.

Required Courses:

Sciences    
  BI 101 Principles of Biology I
  BI 215 Anatomy and Physiology I
  BI 216 Anatomy and Physiology II
  CH 103 Principles of Chemistry I
  CH 107 General Chemistry

Restricted Electives

(choose 6 credits from the following):

Sciences    
  BI 102 Principles of Biology II**
  BI 235 Microbiology*
  NU 210 Contemporary Nutrition*
  PH 120 General Physics I**
  PY 101 Introduction to Psychology***
  SO 101 Introduction to Sociology***
Math MA 101 College Algebra
  MA 112 Statistics
Electives   Any VFMC course not required by program
(as needed to fulfill 60 total credits)

*restricted elective requirements for students seeking transfer into a Nursing program.

**restricted elective requirements for students seeking transfer into a Kinesiology/Physical Therapy/Exercise Science program.

***restricted elective requirements for students seeking transfer into Occupational Therapy/Nursing/Kinesiology/Physical Therapy/Exercise Science program.