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About the Health Science Profession

Professionals from various health care disciplines choose to complete a degree in health sciences. Health care professionals may be eligible to enroll in one of two curriculum tracks in the Health Sciences Program.

Track I - Health Care Practitioner

Track I is designed to enable licensed, registered, or certified health care practitioners who are graduates of a regionally accredited associate's degree health care program to earn a bachelor's degree. Examples of individuals who may qualify for admission to the health care practitioner track include, but are not limited to, respiratory care practitioners, radiological technicians, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, dental hygienists, emergency medical technician-paramedics, medical laboratory technologists, and health information administrators.

Track II - Health Care Operations

Track II is designed to enable administrative support personnel, in academic health science centers and other health care environments, to earn a bachelor's degree. Its content focuses on administrative functions necessary to maintain and operate successful health care centers or organizations. Examples of individuals who may qualify for admission to the health care operations track include, but are not limited to, administrative assistants, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, medical coders, surgical technologists, emergency medical technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, cardiovascular technologists, vascular technologists and technicians, and licensed practical nurses.

 Track III - Health Care Generalist

The Track III Healthcare Generalist curriculum is designed to enable healthcare support personnel, in health science centers and other healthcare environments, to prepare for a management career in administrative functions within health systems or organizations. Degree content focuses on administrative functions necessary to maintain and operate successful healthcare centers or organizations. The Track III Healthcare Generalist student will earn 30 hours of academic credit through the successful completion of academic courses. To be considered for the healthcare generalist track, the student must meet the requirements of the Complete 2 Compete (C2C) Initiative. Please visit http://www.msc2c.org/ to see if you qualify.