Health Science is an applied science that
focuses on the study of the human body's ability to maintain or restore health
and well being.
Students in the program gain knowledge
and skills through multidisciplinary study of the human body and mind.
Information from anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, psychology and
specific program courses enables professionals to holistically treat or counsel
individuals for optimal health and disease prevention.
Sub-disciplines in the Health Science field
include community and public health, workplace health promotion, health science
research, epidemiology, complementary medicine and traditional medicine.
Students who complete the required
discipline, general education and highly recommended courses will be prepared to
pursue a career in one or more of the above sub-disciplines or to transfer to a
four-year institution's Health Science, Health Promotion, Community Health or
Public Health program.
Carroll Community College is the
place to complete your associate’s degree in Health Science, prepare for the
ACE Health Coach certification and transfer to a four-year institution to pursue
a baccalaureate degree.
Earn valuable industry credentials! Coursework
qualifies students to take the nationally
recognized American Council on Exercise (ACE) Health Coach Certification exam.
Education: MS, Towson University; BS,
Sharon Brunner has been teaching and
managing the Health Science and Exercise Science program since 2008. She was an
Adjunct Instructor and Program Coordinator for the department for almost a
decade prior to her current full-time position. Mrs. Brunner, a Certified
Personal Trainer and Exercise Medicine Level I Professional through the
American College of Sports Medicine, has over 25 years of experience as an
exercise specialist, wellness coach and freelance health and fitness writer.
She is known for her engaging teaching style in HES-105, HES-200, HLTH-101,
HLTH-201, PHED-101 and HLTH-210. She also teaches many of the health online
courses for the department.
Education: MEd, Auburn University;
BS, James Madison University
Katelyn Dillon, a certified and
licensed athletic trainer in Maryland, is an Instructor for Health Science and
Exercise Science. She is the Athletic Trainer for Carroll’s intercollegiate
sports program coming in Fall 2019. Prior to Carroll, she worked as an athletic
trainer for Catholic University and Damascus High School and as a field
services representative for DJO Global, a provider of orthopedic brace
services. She brings significant knowledge and experience in Athletic Training
and Sports Medicine. She teaches HLTH-101, HLTH-210, PHED-101 and HES-110.
Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business and Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.
This program provides students with the background necessary for transfer into a four-year institution’s Health Science or Health Promotion program.
Because four-year institutions vary in their requirements, Carroll Community College students are expected to check with their chosen transfer institution and consult a Carroll academic advisor and ARTSYS to select courses that will transfer toward their bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.
Additionally, this program provides students with preparation courses to earn the ACE Health Coach certification to begin working in the industry.
Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools in Maryland and across the country. Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by area of study.
Careers in the Health Sciences include nutritionists, dietitians, community health educators and wellness coaches. Health Science graduates can find jobs in corporate wellness companies, state and local health departments, clinics, hospitals and as health coaching consultants.
According to the most recent salary report by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Certified Health Coaches earn an average full-time salary of $52,000 per year. Most health science professionals have earned a bachelor degree or higher for career advancement. Nutritionist licensure requirements vary by state. On average, licensed nutritionists earn $56,000 annually.
To find jobs, search job seeker websites like simplyhired.com or glassdoor.com using the key words: health coach, wellness specialist, nutritionist, community health or health promotion.
Carroll offers an exceptional
education at an extraordinary value.
Visit the Tuition
page for the latest rates.
Explore the following options:
These following courses are highly recommended and are often part of a Health Science bachelor’s degree: COMM-105, Introduction to Speech Communication; HES-100, Emergency Care: First Aid, Safety & CPR; HES-230 Health Behavior & Coaching; HLTH-120, Holistic Health; HLTH-215, Human Sexuality; HLTH-225 Stress Management; MATH-115, Introduction to Statistics; PHED-101, Lifetime Fitness and Wellness; PSYC-101, General Psychology; and SOC-101, Introduction to Sociology.
By using ARTSYS, students can best plan the necessary courses that will transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Credit may be granted for a current industry-recognized certification.
The Financial Aid Office assists eligible students with meeting their college expenses. Financial assistance is provided through scholarships, grants and employment opportunities.
The purpose of the Health Science Concentration is to
prepare students to continue their studies at the baccalaureate level and/or
earn a health coaching certification. Through practical, preventive
health-focused courses, students develop their knowledge of the human body and
skills to help others improve health and lower risk for chronic disease.
completion of the program, students will be able to: