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Health Science and Public Health
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No matter where public health professionals work, their focus is to improve the health and quality of life for those in their communities. The Health Science and Public Health program at CWI provides you with access to a broad range of careers that work with preserving, promoting, and improving the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals.
As a student in the Health Science and Public Health program, you will have access to:
- Hands-on experience in a health and human performance lab
- Caring, engaged, and well educated team of instructors
- Traditional, Hybrid, and Online classes
Your learning will touch on a broad spectrum of topics that will prepare you for a career or continued education in the public health profession.
Why This Program
Students will gain a foundational understanding of the major concepts, history and philosophy that are essential to the fields of health promotion, health education, and public health. Courses will provide students with foundational education to support the pursuit of health science or public health career. Students will be prepared for the rigor of a four-year program or career upon graduating from CWI.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Learn to analyze determinants of health and disease using an ecological framework.
- Examine the relationship between physical activity, health, wellness, and quality of life.
- Gain a foundational understanding of the major concepts, history and philosophy that are essential to the fields of health promotion / education.
- Develop real world skills and apply solutions for issues related to human health, medicine and healthcare.
- Apply solutions for issues related to human health, medicine and healthcare.
Students will engage in an internship experience that will allow them to explore their career choice.
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Health Science and Public Health - Associate of Science Degree
Explore the resources below for information, dates, and deadlines related to admissions, financial aid, registration, and next steps.
|Dates & Deadlines for Credit Programs||Summer 2023||Fall 2023||Spring 2024|
|Priority Registration Begins 1||N/A||Apr 10||Nov 13 (2023)|
|Open Registration Begins||Feb 27||Apr 17||Nov 20 (2023)|
|Financial Aid Priority Deadline||May 13||Jul 29||Dec 16 (2023)|
|Admission Deadline 2||May 27||Aug 12||Jan 6|
|Last Day to Register for Classes||Jun 2||Aug 18||Jan 12|
|Tuition and Fees Due||Jun 2||Aug 18||Jan 12|
|Classes Begin 3||Jun 5||Aug 21||Jan 16|
1 Priority registration is limited to continuing students. Students are assigned a registration time based on their cumulative credits earned. Students should check myCWI and their CWI email to learn their assigned registration time. Students may register online anytime on or after their assigned registration time.
2 The Admission Deadline for international students is earlier than the deadline for non-international students and is only available during the fall and spring semesters. Please consult the Academic Calendar for the international student admission deadlines.
3 Classes in shorter sessions (including 4-, 5-, and 8-week sessions) may begin before or after this date. Please refer to the specific class session sections beneath the full Academic Calendar for more information.
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI offers advising assistance to help in deciding which courses you need to take to reach your education and career goals. Visit Advising or contact One Stop Student Services for more information.
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The Health Science and Public Health program is an excellent degree if you are seeking admission into professional programs such as Surgical Technician, Nursing or Respiratory Therapy, just to name a few. In addition it's a great way to accomplish your first two years, then transfer into a four year program in medicine, dentistry, clinical laboratory science, physical therapy, or numerous other careers in a health related field.
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News and Blogs
The Riegleman Award for Guided Learning Pathways awarded to two of the College’s Health programs.
Anne L., a 2018-19 scholarship recipient, is currently pursuing a degree in Health Science with hopes of becoming a radiology technician.
Melissa D., a 2018/19 scholarship recipient, is currently pursuing a degree in Health Science with hopes of becoming a nurse someday.
Kim L., a 2018/19 scholarship recipient, is currently pursuing a degree in Health Science with hopes of becoming a surgical nurse someday.
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