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Degrees & Certificates

Health Science, A.A.S. (Gloucester)

​​This program of study is designed to introduce and enhance career opportunities in various Allied Health disciplines. There are two distinct pathways for students attempting to earn this Health Science degree; introductory to career field and career advancement for those holding a current Allied Health certificate for their discipline.

Students who hold an approved medical license or certificate can complete the remaining degree program electives to earn a degree in Health Science. 

Students interested in pursuing one of the following RCSJ Nursing & Health Professions Pathways will automatically be placed in the Health Science degree program: 

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography [SA]
  • LPN-RN Track
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology [SA]
  • Nursing [SA]
  • Physical Therapist Assistant [SA]
Once a student has been accepted into a selective admission [SA] program, their degree will be changed to the respective major. In the event students decide not to pursue one of the above selective admission programs, they will also have the option to complete the remaining electives for the Health Science degree.

Program Goals
Upon completion of the Health Sciences program of study, students will be able to:

  • Analyze health care systems and organizations
  • Use learner-centred principles to teach colleagues, patients and the community-at-large about health and medical issues.
  • Locate information needed to make decisions related to health services and systems
  • Perform a career search in health services related fields

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

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The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.