Health Studies

Associate of Science

SUNY Niagara

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    Associate of Science
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Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

Core topics of substance abuse, nutrition, community health, sexuality and foundations of health education make up the core of the curriculum. Additional emphasis in anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, history and speech complete the liberal arts experience. Professional development activities and career exploration is emphasized early and throughout the Health Studies degree.

In addition to earning an Associate in Science degree in Health Studies, students are positioned to transfer to teacher education (K-12) at Brockport and Ithaca College. Those individuals wishing to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree with a concentration in public or community health can do so at Daemen College, Buffalo State College and Brockport. 

For individuals who are currently certified in Physical Education and wish to have dual certification in health the program offers 18 credits in Health Studies and an additional 21 credits in liberal arts (by advisement). In addition, many courses are available through online learning.

You can obtain all of the online course requirements through NCCC except for BIO 117 & BIO 117L.  Those required courses are not currently offered online at NCCC. You can come to campus to complete the 4 credit requirements or cross register for it through SUNY Online. The following institutions offer this course in the online format and meet our transfer equivalency (Buffalo State, MCC, GCC, & FLCC).  You should plan this out with your advisor in the first semester of your program to ensure timely completion of this requirement.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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