Health Care Studies: Public Health Management Track

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Public health officials balance advanced medical knowledge with strong communication skills and empathy to best serve the community. With an FLCC education, you will be ready to further your education and prepare for a career in promoting healthy initiatives in your community and beyond.

The Program

Our A.S. in Health Care Studies: Public Health Management Track prepares students for careers informing patients about healthy practices in non-clinical settings. At FLCC, you'll learn the business aspect of the healthcare industry and how clear and empathetic communication can drive better health outcomes. Public health workers are more than educators — they also use their communication skills to bring about change in their community. If this sounds like you, you're in the right place.

Your coursework will include core classes that incorporate studies in both business and healthcare, such as Medical Terminology and Organizational Behavior, as well as electives that will allow you to further explore your interests in the field. Engaging course options include Career Opportunities in Health Care, Introduction to Nutrition, Principles of Financial Accounting, and Ethical Considerations in Health Care. You will also earn general education credits with courses such as Composition and Introduction to Psychology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate personal career paths and interests related to employment in the healthcare industry.
  • Apply critical reasoning to understand the skills necessary to function effectively in a wide variety of health care situations.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and apply this information to the understanding of the practice of health care, prevention, and wellness.

The Outlook

Upon completion of the A.S. in Health Care Studies Public Health Management Track, you'll be prepared with the experience and credits needed to continue your education in a four-year degree program. FLCC currently has articulation agreements with the following four-year institutions in related public health programs:

  • Alfred State College
  • Keuka College
  • SUNY Canton

Online Health Care Studies Degree

In addition to the on-campus format, the A.S. in Health Care Studies: Public Health Management Track is also available as a fully accredited online degree program. Online study offers a flexible and convenient way to pursue a degree in a manner best suited to your individual time and scheduling needs. To ensure success and achievement of academic goals, FLCC's online students have access to all the resources and experiences available to on-campus students.

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In addition to our Health Care Studies tracks, FLCC offers degrees in Nursing, Human Services, and Kinesiology and Human Performance.

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