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Health Science, Associate Degree

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Overview

Built on a strong liberal arts foundation that provides a broad understanding of community and public health theories and models and their application to real-world situations, the program covers the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively within the context of disease prevention and the promotion of health, both with individual patients and communities alike.

Careers

The Health Science program at the University of the Peoples will prepare students for exciting and meaningful careers in the medical field. 

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines including medicine, sociology, and public health, earning your Associate Degree in Health sciences will prepare you for a future in health care professions as well as for entry-level positions in hospitals, clinics, non-profit organizations and governmental bodies focused on global health and local health initiatives.

The Associate Degree in Health Sciences is a great choice for students interested in the field of medicine and seeking a stimulating career in organizations focused on creating and shaping public health policy, educating local communities about healthy living, and advocating for the protection of the environment.

Students of Health Sciences will learn the basics of international trends in public health policy as well about how this information is put into practice to strengthen communities and individual lives. 

Accreditation

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Community and Public Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    44

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Be able to demonstrate high school completion
  • Have English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2060 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    2060 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1629 - 2760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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