Health Science Professions Certificate I

Interested in nursing - or maybe another health profession?


This credit certificate program is designed to provide students who are interested in nursing, health science or a healthcare profession a foundation in the core academic classes needed for a career in healthcare.

The Health Science Professions Certificate can equip students to meet the prerequisites needed to access the educational pathway toward a career in nursing, or to begin coursework needed to obtain additional credentials or a degree in a related science discipline or other disciplines.

 


 

Required Courses*

BIOL 129 MAMMALIAN ANATOMY (4 credits)

BIOL 141 INTRODUCTORY PHYSIOLOGY (3 credits)

BIOL 142 PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (1 credit)

CHEM 110 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES I (3 credits) and

CHEM 111 EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY I (1 credit) OR

CHEM 101 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (3 credits)

ENGL 015 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (3 credits)

HD FS 129 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (3 credits)

MATH 021 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3 credits)

MICRB 106 ELEMENTARY MICROBIOLOGY (3 credits)

MICRB 107 ELEMENTARY MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (1 credit)

NUTR 251 INTRODUCTORY PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION (3 credits) 

PSYCH 100 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (3 credits)

SOC 001 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY (3 credits)   OR

SOC 005 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3 credits)

 

Non-Course Requirements

*Math requirement is MATH 021 or higher.  Certificate is a minimum of 33 credits, but if CHEM 110 & 111(lab) are taken instead of CHEM 101, the total credits will be 34. STAT 200 or 250 is recommended as an additional course, making the total credits 36-38.

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Deanna Bosley
Deanna Bosley
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Are you interested in nursing? Contact me to learn how you can attend Penn State Abington and become a nurse.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

In 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that job growth in the healthcare sector was outpacing the growth realized in 2011, accounting for one out of every 5 new jobs created this year. RNs likely will be recruited to fill many of these new positions. The BLS confirmed that 296,900 jobs were added to the healthcare sector in 2011.