Clubs

Soon to Come!
Don't confuse us with biology! In the Health Sciences Department we study how to keep the body happy and healthy. It is a science where scientific research and knowledge is put in to practice for the betterment of living beings.

"Health is the most valuable and most easily lost treasure; yet it is the most poorly kept."

- Edmé Pierre Beauchêne
(Translated from the original French)

Prospective Jobs

  • Home Health Aids: The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an less than high school. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists: The typical entry-level education for this occupation is a bachelor's degree.

  • Health Educator: The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Physical Therapist: The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an doctoral or professional degree.

  • Counselor: The typical entry-level education for this occupation is a master's degree.

Questions and Answers

What is health science?

According to publichealthonline.org, "Health science refers to a large group of disciplines related to the delivery of health care to humans and animals through the application of science, engineering, mathematics and technology. In other words, it is the field in which knowledge is taken from pure science and other related sources and applied to practical and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings. The branches of health science are virtually endless, spanning traditional and conventional Western medicine as well as alternative and folk medicine. Broadly defined, it can even include spiritual-based healing processes.

The list of occupations within the health sciences is also practically endless, including jobs in five major career paths: diagnostic services, therapeutic services, support services, health informatics, and biotechnology research and development. Health science professionals work in hospitals, dental offices and laboratories, government and private research centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, community and public agencies, and large health care organizations, to name just a few."

Faculty

Marylin Culp
Program Director: Nursing Assistant; Faculty: Health Sciences
Joy McInnis
Part Time Faculty: Health & PE
Filomeno Rodriguez
Part Time Faculty: Health Science & Apprenticeship