Biomedical Science/Healthcare - Associate in Science

Curriculum Code: 401

Program Information
The Healthcare Option under the A.S. in Biomedical Sciences is designed to accommodate those students wishing to pursue a pathway in healthcare such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Chiropractic, Medical Lab Technician and a variety of healthcare professions.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate A.S. programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors to four-year colleges and universities. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry into baccalaureate programs in healthcare. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to: •Analyze and interpret scientific data. •Write and verbally communicate scientific principles and concepts using terminology appropriate to the discipline of study. •Organize and analyze data to solve problems. •Locate, interpret, critically evaluate and make informed conclusions about scientific literature. •Identify career options in the healthcare industry.


Employment Opportunities:
Entry level position in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise science, chiropractic, medical lab technician fields

Program Requirements (32)
Credits
BI
102
General Biology II
4
BI
106
Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BI
107
Anatomy and Physiology II
4
BI
203
Microbiology
4
HS
101
Elements of Healthcare Careers
3
PY
207
Human Growth and Development
3
Program Electives
10

General Education Requirements (32)
Credits
Diversity Elective
3
History Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Humanities or
Humanities Elective
3
BI
101
General Biology I
4
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
MA
121
Precalculus Mathematics or
MA
130
Calculus I
4
MA
205
Statistics I
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
BI
201
Genetics
4
BI
208
Introduction to Infectious Disease
3
BI
210
Basic Pathology – Mechanics of Disease
3
CH
101
General Chemistry I
4
CH
102
General Chemistry II
4
CH
201
Organic Chemistry I
4
CH
202
Organic Chemistry II
4
HS
103
Medical Terminology
2
HS
105
Introduction to Athletic Training
2
HS
112
Dynamics of Health & Fitness
3
HS
115
Basic Nutrition
3
HS
140
Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
3
HS
218
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
3
PI
123
Fundamentals of Physics I
4
PI
124
Fundamentals of Physics II
4

Total Credits: (64)

Students preparing for a specific allied health program should focus on the course sequences below before taking any other courses from the Biomedical Science/Healthcare degree. Please note that you cannot graduate with a “prep” designation under Biomedical Sciences. If you complete the degree as listed on this page, your diploma will read “Biomedical Science/Healthcare A.S.” •Nursing RN Prep: BI 101, EN 101, PY 101, EN 102, BI 106, PY 207, SO 201, BI 203, HUM GE, BI 107 •Radiography Prep: BI 101, BI 106, BI 107, EN 101, PY 101, EN 102, SO 201, HUM GE, (also MA109 & CS101 – part of Radiography Degree only) •Nursing PN Prep: BI 101, EN 101, PY 101, BI 106, HS 115