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:
    • Summer 2020: Monday, May 18, 2020
    • Fall 2020: Monday, August 31, 2020
  • 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 2020 Term 1: Monday, January 13, 2020
    • Spring 2020 Term 2: Monday, March 16, 2020
    • Summer 2020 Term 1: Monday, May 18, 2020
    • Summer 2020 Term 2: Monday, July 6, 2020
    • Fall 2020 Term 1: Monday, August 31, 2020
    • Fall 2020 Term 2: Monday, October 26, 2020 
  • 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 mission of the Health Studies Programs at Bay State College is to provide students with an education that puts emphasis on science, general education and a variety of professional courses that will enable them to explore potential career paths in the healthcare industry. The program will expose and prepare the students for various employment opportunities and career advancement. 

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 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.