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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook

Health Sciences, A.A.S.


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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Health Sciences will provide a pathway for students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a certificate-level program in an allied health sciences discipline from any TBR institution, or are currently credentialed as allied health/nursing practitioners who wish to continue their formal education and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Allied health science’s discipline-specific core credits may be earned by current enrollment in appropriate allied health sciences courses, transferring credits earned at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology or an allied health sciences certificate program from a community college or portfolio assessment of college-level learning gained through employment related to an allied health discipline. In addition to the 15/16 credit hours of general education core courses currently required for an A.A.S. degree, students will complete a three-credit hour course in Health Science Supervisor Management (HSCI 2000) , two additional allied health courses (Healthcare Contemporary Issues - HSCI 2010  and Special Topics in Health Science - HSCI 2800-2899 ) and nine credit hours of guided electives.  The number of elective hours depends on the number of credit hours earned from a health sciences certificate program or experiential portfolio evaluation.

The purpose of this degree is to provide a degree program that is specific to students who are enrolled in or have completed a certificate level allied health sciences or vocational nursing program at a community college or a Tennessee College of Applied Technology. It also provides a flexible opportunity for licensed allied health practitioners without discipline-specific postsecondary education to earn college credit for work experiences that can be applied toward a relevant associate degree and provide a relevant degree program for allied healthcare practitioners that include college-level coursework in management and leadership applicable to a healthcare setting.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
  or    3-4
   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
   3
   
Spring  
   3
   3
   3
   3
Humanities/Fine Arts   3
   
Fall/Spring  
Guided Electives 32-33
Total 60

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