Health Sciences and Wellness Program

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and for the safety of healthcare students and employees, many medical facilities, along with federal policies, are mandating the COVID-19 vaccination, with limited exemptions available for students and employees. Because all clinical hours and/or clinical competencies must be completed to meet program requirements, this means you may be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption on file to enter and/or progress in the Health Science and Wellness programs. For additional information, regarding these requirements, please see the Health Sciences and Wellness COVID-19 Policy, page 6.

As referenced in the Health Sciences and Wellness COVID-19 policy, it is up to the clinical facility to grant or deny the exemption based on the documentation provided. If an exemption is granted, individuals may also be asked to complete regular COVID-19 testing at their own expense, often on a weekly basis. Additional PPE protocols may also be required.

In the event the exemption request is denied, the program may attempt to place the student at another clinical site, but this is dependent upon program clinical capacity requirements, the ability of the student to meet another clinical site’s COVID-19 policies, and provided no other students’ clinical experiences are impacted. If the program is unable to place a student, this may delay the student’s program completion. Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent final acceptance into and/or progression through the program, and ultimately result in dismissal from the program. (HSW COVID-19 Policy, v. 5, July 2022; p. 6)

 

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The Health Sciences & Wellness Program is recommended for students who desire a broad exploration of the health science field. It provides the general education enhanced with health science related courses, that allow a student the flexibility to apply for selective admission health science programs in different fields. Because of the varied programs available, students are urged to work closely with their advisor to meet their career goals.

Additional Information and Requirements: Students are encouraged to apply for more than one program each year. Each program has specific admission requirements – see program webpages for detailed information or meet with a health science academic advisor or faculty mentor for specifics.

What will I learn?

Students will learn about behavioral and biological sciences. They will learn to apply professional standards and demonstrate critical thinking to health situations. Students will also learn about communication in healthcare disciplines.

Associate of Science

The Health Sciences & Wellness Program is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare to apply for our selective-admission health science program. Students working toward admission into a health science program are required to declare the Associate of Science in Health Science and Wellness as their program of study until they are officially accepted into a program.

This degree is designed to allow students the option to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Students in this program should work closely with their advisor on which courses to take.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

Students typically transfer to a specific selective-admission health science program at LCCC or continue their education at a four-year institution in healthcare management and administration or related fields. Healthcare management staff work in private practices, nursing homes and hospitals.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical and Health Services Managers.

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Visit Career Coach for additional information about Clinical Data Managers.

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Cost of Attendance

Students can view LCCC’s cost of attendance page specific for this program to learn more about additional costs.