Top Associate Degrees in Health 2020

An associate degree is a type of undergraduate degree awarded by thousands of institutions of higher education around the world. Generally requiring roughly two years of study, this degree is a perfect precursor to a bachelor’s degree and can also be used to augment a secondary school education. Many students choose to pursue associate’s degrees in the field of healthcare and medicine.… Read more

An associate degree is a type of undergraduate degree awarded by thousands of institutions of higher education around the world. Generally requiring roughly two years of study, this degree is a perfect precursor to a bachelor’s degree and can also be used to augment a secondary school education. Many students choose to pursue associate’s degrees in the field of healthcare and medicine.

So what is an associate degree in health? It involves the study of a variety of subjects related to physical and mental well-being. Students may study topics such as biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy, epidemiology, and common medical procedures, as well as related topics such as health insurance, ethics, and information management. Students may pursue tracks related to specific fields like nursing, or they can seek a more general program. Some institutions may offer the opportunity to receive real-world practice through internships or residencies, although these opportunities will vary.

There are many advantages related to holding an associate degree in health. Students will be able to sharpen crucial cognitive and technical skills, and may also find their enhanced qualifications make it easier for them to obtain a job. Additionally, the information learned in one of these programs of study can sometimes be used to help a student improve his or her own quality of life.

The cost of an associate degree in health will depend on a number of factors. Be sure to contact the school you are interested in so that you can receive up-to-date financial information.

Many jobs are available to those with an undergraduate degree in health. Graduates may find themselves working in a variety of medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, and private practices. They might choose to pursue careers as nurses, medical technicians, or healthcare administrators. Many graduates also use their associate degrees as a background before pursuing other higher education opportunities. 

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Westchester Community College
Valhalla, USA

The two-year Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) prepares students for entry into the field of professional nursing. Graduates are prepared to provide bedside and relate ... +

The two-year Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) prepares students for entry into the field of professional nursing. Graduates are prepared to provide bedside and related specialized nursing care in hospitals, homes, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Upon successful completion of the nursing program, graduates are eligible for licensure as Registered Professional Nurses. Advanced placement in the nursing curriculum is available for Licensed Practical Nurses. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify anatomical structures and describe the functions of important systems in the human body; be accepted to a nu ... +

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify anatomical structures and describe the functions of important systems in the human body; be accepted to a nursing program, and be well-prepared for courses in the nursing program or a 4-year university program of their choice. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg, USA

The Pre-Medicine and Pre-Pharmacy Associate of Science degree program is designed for students who aspire to enter medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or the pharmacy fi ... +

The Pre-Medicine and Pre-Pharmacy Associate of Science degree program is designed for students who aspire to enter medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or the pharmacy field. Preparation for the study of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy requires a good general education foundation with as many courses as possible in biology, chemistry, and physics. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, USA

An emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides the student with an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of the human bodily movement. In additio ... +

An emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides the student with an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of the human bodily movement. In addition to the foundational physical education and movement courses, students select courses from a scientific and nutrition and behavioral development and diversity cluster. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
24 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Valley Forge Military College
Wayne, USA

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and career fi ... +

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and career fields. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Valencia College
Orlando, USA

The Nursing Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the nursing fiel ... +

The Nursing Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the nursing field. Due to the current shortage of skilled nurses, there are tremendous opportunities in nursing. Valencia’s nationally-accredited program is one of the best for preparing men and women for nursing careers, by connecting students directly to situations nurses face today. The program offers classroom curriculum together with real-life clinical experiences to help nurses build skills and confidence. Valencia’s Nursing program is limited-access, meaning that admission to the college does not imply acceptance to the Nursing program. Students must apply and be accepted to the program. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam to become a registered nurse (RN). -
Associate of Science
Full-time
3 years
English
06 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
Levis, Canada

When our state of health requires it, the first professional we meet is usually a nurse. This person evaluates our state of health, decides on the procedure to follow in order ... +

When our state of health requires it, the first professional we meet is usually a nurse. This person evaluates our state of health, decides on the procedure to follow in order to obtain a diagnosis and a treatment; She also accompanies us throughout our journey to find health. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
3 years
French
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sullivan County Community College
Loch Sheldrake, USA

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Nursing is a two-year Nursing curriculum offered to men and women of all ages including recent high school graduates, mature ... +

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Nursing is a two-year Nursing curriculum offered to men and women of all ages including recent high school graduates, mature adults, and licensed practical nurses. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
22 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, USA

As a nurse, you make a difference in the lives of your patients. You plan, provide, and evaluate patient care. You act as a liaison between physicians, other healthcare worker ... +

As a nurse, you make a difference in the lives of your patients. You plan, provide, and evaluate patient care. You act as a liaison between physicians, other healthcare workers, and the patient. You also supervise other healthcare providers. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Henry Ford College
Detroit, USA

The HFC Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates to be caring, compassionate nurses. It prepares individuals to work as entry-level registered nurses. HFC is the first ... +

The HFC Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates to be caring, compassionate nurses. It prepares individuals to work as entry-level registered nurses. HFC is the first associate’s degree nursing program in Michigan, one of seven such programs in the nation. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
13 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Cao đẳng Parkland
Champaign, USA

Kinesiology at Parkland College offers several transfer specializations and certification pathways. The gateway course to the program is Introduction to Kinesiology (KIN 160), ... +

Kinesiology at Parkland College offers several transfer specializations and certification pathways. The gateway course to the program is Introduction to Kinesiology (KIN 160), which examines the multitude of jobs that fall under the Kinesiology umbrella; use it to make an educated decision on your dream job and plan your coursework so you are qualified to obtain it. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, USA +1 More

Gateway Technical College’s Nursing associate degree program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing and includes classroom instruction and superv ... +

Gateway Technical College’s Nursing associate degree program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing and includes classroom instruction and supervised clinical experiences in local hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The degree program is offered at the Kenosha and Burlington Campuses but students can also take classes online. Courses include anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other behavioral sciences. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, USA

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another insti ... +

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lorain County Community College
Elyria, USA

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote ... +

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities ordered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
5 semesters
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Medaille College
Rochester, USA

The A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology provides students with classroom instruction, and clinical experiences needed to perform effectively as veterinary technicians. The curricu ... +

The A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology provides students with classroom instruction, and clinical experiences needed to perform effectively as veterinary technicians. The curriculum is designed to provide the necessary credentials for students to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), as well as satisfy New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
English
21 Jan 2020
Campus