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Health Sciences Broad Field

What it is

The Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. degree provides a broad base of health science and general education coursework to prepare you for transfer into degree programs in health-related fields like Exercise Science and Community Health at Minnesota State universities.  You will build foundational knowledge of nutrition, human anatomy and physiology, and the role of microbes in disease.  You will explore social, psychological, and ethical factors that impact health and healthcare.  You will practice skills of scientific reasoning and communication.

Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State System are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Broad Field transfers into majors including, but not limited to:

  • Bemidji State University: Community Health, Exercise Science, and Nursing.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Communication Disorders, Foods and Nutrition, Dental Hygiene, Therapeutic Recreation, Dietetics, Nursing, Corrections, Psychology, Health Science, and Social Work.
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Health Education, Exercise Science, and Community Health.
  • St. Cloud State University: Athletic Training, Community Health, and Social Work.
  • Southwest Minnesota State University: Exercise Science.
  • Winona State University: Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences, Movement Sciences, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Nursing, and Biology-Allied Health.

Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply concepts of disease progression, treatment, and prevention in the context of relevant cultural practices and/or ethical issues.
  2. Apply the basic principles of biology to human health and disease.
  3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative scientific data.
  4. Evaluate credible sources and use them to support claims or communicate scientific results.