Health Care Studies

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 63 semester hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • HPE 153 Career Opportunities in Health Care
  • HPE 154 Medical Terminology
  • HPE 212 Health
  • HPE 213 CPR and AED for Adult, Child and Infant
  • 1 credit of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective
  • PHL 170 Ethical Considerations in Health Care

General Education

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • CSC 134 Core Word
  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 200 Life Span Development
  • SPN 140 Occupational Spanish
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in American History, Western Civilization OR Other World Civilization
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in The Arts

Choose three (3) courses from the following:

  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology OR BIO 115 Human Biology
  • BIO 118 Contemporary Biology I
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 230 Microbiology
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I

Choose one (1) course from the following:

  • MAT 110 Mathematics of Money
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I
  • MAT 145 College Algebra

Approved Electives

Choose 6 credits from the following courses:

  • CDC 102 Concepts of Chemical Dependency
  • EMCR 200 Emergency Medical Technician
  • HPE 164 Stress Reduction through Exercise
  • MAS 225 Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • NUR 223 Pathophysiology
  • NUR 265 Trans-Culture Considerations in Health Care
  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SSC 150 Human Sexuality
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Natural Sciences
Liberal Arts Electives

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SUNY General Education Electives

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Related Programs

At FLCC, you'll get to choose from a variety of health care related programs, ranging from Nursing to Human Services, and from Athletic Training to Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care.