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Top Associate Degrees in Health 2021/2022

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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Hodges University
Fort Myers, USA

Attain skill readiness for entry-level positions in the Healthcare Industry with introductory courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, healthcare services, and ... +

Attain skill readiness for entry-level positions in the Healthcare Industry with introductory courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology. Gain essential skills from our business curriculum for administration such as financial accounting, small business management, marketing, and supervisory management. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
San Jose City College
San Jose, USA

Have you ever stopped to help at an accident and felt completely unprepared? When a family member becomes seriously ill or injured, would you know what to do during those few ... +

Have you ever stopped to help at an accident and felt completely unprepared? When a family member becomes seriously ill or injured, would you know what to do during those few minutes before 911 services arrive? Have you been thinking about a career in the health care field? Do you want to know if you have what it takes to be a nurse, physician’s assistant, or medical doctor? The Health Science courses at SJCC can address all these questions. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
25 Jan 2022
16 Nov 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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 - 3 years
English
Campus
 

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Mt. San Antonio College
Los Angeles, USA

The nursing profession is one of the largest in the healthcare industry. Currently, there is an acute shortage in the field of nursing that is anticipated to continue through ... +

The nursing profession is one of the largest in the healthcare industry. Currently, there is an acute shortage in the field of nursing that is anticipated to continue through 2020. Nurses are needed in all specialties. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Felician University
Rutherford, USA

Occupational therapists work with clients of all ages from diverse cultures in a variety of treatment settings. Occupational therapy assistants work in collaboration with the ... +

Occupational therapists work with clients of all ages from diverse cultures in a variety of treatment settings. Occupational therapy assistants work in collaboration with the occupational therapist to improve the health and well being of their clients within an ever-changing environment. Our students learn that inter-professional collaboration with other healthcare professionals improves client care and how sociopolitical issues impact vulnerable populations as well as global health care systems. Through hands-on practice, our students learn the latest treatment techniques and interventions in a state-of-the-art lab in order to incorporate evidence-based interventions into their practice. The occupational therapy assistant program is a community of faculty, staff, and students who are ethical, caring, and compassionate. We foster strong leaders who practice in a dynamic global healthcare climate and who are passionate about their beliefs and advocacy position in caring for clients, families, and communities. The Felician University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, within the framework of Catholic tradition and commitments to Franciscan values, strives to prepare a diverse student population with a customized education that provides the technical knowledge and professional skills required by current and emerging local, state, and national occupational therapy markets. The program has established high educational standards to facilitate the development of the professions, future leaders, to provide collaborative, effective, client-centered, outcome-based occupational therapy services within the ever-changing environments and demands in healthcare. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
20 months
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Austin Community College
Austin, USA

As many as 1 in every 4 new jobs over the next decade are expected to be in healthcare, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields. As the area’s No. 1 train ... +

As many as 1 in every 4 new jobs over the next decade are expected to be in healthcare, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields. As the area’s No. 1 trainer of healthcare professionals, Austin Community College's Health Sciences Area of Study is proud to equip our students for the important work that lies ahead—for a cost that is considerably lower than other institutions. -
Associate Degree
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
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 - 5 years
English
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 - 6 semesters
English
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
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 - 3 years
English
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
Campus
Online
 
Loras College
Dubuque, USA

Students at Loras College can begin their academic journey as part of the 3+2 Nursing Program. Loras students interested in healthcare will now have the opportunity to pursue ... +

Students at Loras College can begin their academic journey as part of the 3+2 Nursing Program. Loras students interested in healthcare will now have the opportunity to pursue a nursing degree while also completing their Loras bachelor’s degree. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree from Loras College and their Nursing degree from NICC. -
Bachelor Associate Degree
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
Central Wyoming College
Riverton, USA +3 More

Our healthcare training and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the healthcare industry. The program in nursing at CWC is designed to o ... +

Our healthcare training and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the healthcare industry. The program in nursing at CWC is designed to optimally prepare graduates for a career as a registered nurse and to practice in the complex and constantly evolving healthcare environment of today. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Parkland College
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
Campus