Health Studies

Associate Degree

Health Studies Program Overview

Knowledge is the best medicine when you're thinking about a future in healthcare. And Bay State College's Health Studies Associate Degree program is your best solution for discovering where your talents in healthcare lie: 

  • Learn from professors who currently work in the healthcare field. 
  • Prepare for a professional degree in nursing, physical therapy assistant, and biotech.
  • Acquire the necessary skills employers in the healthcare field seek including phlebotomy and clinical office procedures.
  • Opt to continue your education with Bay State College's Management – Healthcare Management Concentration Bachelor's Degree program. 

Our prescription for a great career in healthcare? Start with a strong foundation. Request information about our 2-year Health Studies program today! 

Available In 

Health Studies Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff at our Boston campus, located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood. 

  • Duration: 2 Years 
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
  • Start Dates:
    • Spring 2021: Monday, January 11, 2021
    • Fall 2021: Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Health Studies Evening Classes 

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's Health Studies Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Take evening college courses at our convenient Boston Back Bay campus or at our satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts

  • Duration: 8 terms 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks  
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Start Dates:  
    • Spring 2021: Monday, January 11, 2021
    • Fall 2021: Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Sample Health Studies Degree Courses 

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Medical Office Procedures 
  • Clinical Procedures I and II 
  • Health Studies Internship and Seminar 

Health Studies Program Mission 

The health studies curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields in science and industry including the life sciences, healthcare, education, conservation, and technicians in laboratory research. The program includes a three-semester math component to prepare students for the computation rigors required to be successful in the sciences. The skills acquired by health studies majors contribute greatly to their ability to work in teams and think critically. This program provides the foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in a science area.

Health Studies Program Learning Outcomes 

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Think critically using the scientific method and scientific reasoning.
  2. Communicate scientific information (orally and in writing) and work as part of a team to carry out project-based activities.
  3. Use laboratory investigations and appropriate procedures to generate accurate and meaningful quantitative and qualitative data and derive reasonable conclusions from them.
  4. Demonstrate technical, equipment, and measurement skills essential to basic scientific inquiry

Hiring Companies of Our Health Studies Graduates 

  • Tufts Medical Center 
  • Plymouth Pediatric Associates 
  • The ARC of Greater Plymouth 
  • PMG Physician Associates 
  • Signature Healthcare 
  • Mass General Hospital 
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital 
  • Joslin Diabetes Center 
  • NeuroRestorative 

Health Studies Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC).

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.