Health Sciences Associates

Associate's Degree

Next program start date

May 08, 2024

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience

Broaden your knowledge and experience as an allied health professional with an Associate’s degree in Health Sciences. Specifically designed for Illinois students, this blended on-campus and online Health Sciences degree allows you to choose among three specializations: Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Medical Assisting. You pick your specialization, and we’ll take care of you from there.

For non-Illinois residents, please visit our Healthcare Associate’s degree page. If you are just entering the healthcare field, you can also check out our Healthcare Certificate.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare to Launch a Healthcare Career

Begin your exciting and fulfilling career in the healthcare industry utilizing skills learned in your Health Sciences courses, from healthcare support or medical secretaries to pharmacy technicians or medical assisting.2

Advance Your Education

If you want to continue your education with Rasmussen University, you can smoothly transfer your Health Sciences degree credits into our Health and Wellness Bachelor’s degree-completion program.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2020 and 2030 for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants is 11%, Pharmacy Technicians is 4% and Medical Assistants is 18%.3 A Health Sciences degree from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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What Skills Will I Gain?

Critical Thinking

Effectively gather data in order to think and act quickly in the interest of your patients’ health.

Written and Interpersonal Communication

Hone written and verbal communication skills to advocate for patients, ensure confidentiality and improve patient care.

Customer and Patient Service

Develop and enhance the customer service and communication skills you need to fill key direct patient care roles and indirect patient care roles on any healthcare team.

Diversity Awareness

Learn how to deliver care effectively and respectfully to patients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

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Succeed in today's healthcare industry utilizing hands-on curriculum and practical experience gained in your courses.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

  • Customer Service in Healthcare

    • HSA1050
    • Online
    • 1 Credit

    Prepares students to deliver outstanding customer service in a healthcare setting. Provides an understanding of the factors that influence the perceptions of external and internal customers. Topics covered include the psychology of patients, customer service in a diverse world, listening skills and effective communication techniques.

  • U.S. Healthcare Systems

    • HSA 2117
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Provides an overview of the United States healthcare system. Explores the influence of reimbursement methodologies and finance on healthcare delivery, as well as the role of local, state and federal government in healthcare delivery. Introduces a variety of provider models and service delivery systems found in both private and public healthcare facilities, including different types of healthcare facilities.

  • Medical Law and Ethics

    • HSC 2641
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Studies the United States legal system and court process with emphasis on legal and ethical issues within the healthcare environment. Covers fraud and abuse, patient privacy and confidentiality and professional practice law and ethics. Includes a project that is specific to the student's program of study.

22–25 Courses to Complete (Varies by Specialization)

91 Credit Hours

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What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact an admissions advisor who will speak to you about immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today, or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with self-directed assessments, credit for prior learning, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find a Health Sciences Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Health Sciences program near you.

  • Online
  • Illinois
  • Non-Illinois Residents*