Military Medical - Associate of Science in Health Science

If you received military training as an allied health professional, you are already on your way to earning your associate’s degree.* See below for a list of evaluated occupations and examples of how they may transfer into the degree plan. If you wish to continue your education after your associate’s degree, we have also evaluated various occupations and applied additional credit to reduce the courses needed to earn a bachelor's degree.† We also offer master’s degree programs within health sciences.

We have identified some key areas within your associate’s degree studies that can help you in your career aspirations in very specific areas of health care. These include telemetry and preprofessional concentrations.

Please note that if you reside in the state of Minnesota, you may not enroll in the Associate of Science in Health Science program


How It Works

We have evaluated specific allied heath specialties and mapped them to our Associate of Science in Health Science degree plan. This helps ensure your prior military training transfers into Purdue Global as college credit. Additional opportunities to earn credit, including challenge exams, could bring your goal even closer.‡  

The Telemetry Concentration

As part of the Associate of Science in Health Science program, you may be able to take an in-depth course in telemetry, a growing career field within health sciences. 

Telemetry technicians monitor the heart rhythms of patients in cardiology or intensive care unit settings. You will have the opportunity to study basic cardiac terminology, anatomy related to the heart, and electrophysiology, as well as regulatory and compliance standards to include patient safety, documentation, and interaction skills. This course is designed to prepare you to take the Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician Examination offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.§

Associate of Science in Health Science Concentrations and Transfer Credit Opportunities

Click on the tabs below to see transfer credit opportunities for your branch. Maximum credit awards include any anticipated Common Core credit.

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    4V0X1 Optometry – 3 30 90 12 33%
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Program Overview and Objective

The objective of the Associate of Science in Health Science is to further the educational and career goals of military students who have already received military training for medical and health science occupational specialties. The curriculum focuses on the important role of professionalism in health care, general education, and industry-related technical information and builds on students’ prior military medical training to help them achieve an associate’s degree. Enrollment in the Associate of Science in Health Science is limited to servicemembers of the U.S. military, including members of the Reserve or National Guard, and veterans of the U.S. military.

The program provides a broad education and allows students to select coursework in health science subjects including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nutrition, pathophysiology, clinical skills, health education, and health informatics. The program includes a capstone experience designed to prepare students for work in various health science fields within the military and could help students meet educational requirements for advancement. Graduates may also pursue a number of entry-level careers within the broad field of allied health should they return to civilian life.#

What's Next

Once you have completed your associate’s program you can transfer all those credits into one of our bachelor's degree programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Click here to review all of our bachelor’s level offerings.

Longer Term—Once you have completed your bachelor’s degree program, Purdue Global also offers a wide range of master's level programs, including: 

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Health Education 
  • And many others 

Click here to review our master's level programs.

Challenge Exams

Challenge exams allow you to demonstrate proficiency in the learning outcomes of specific Purdue Global courses by passing a comprehensive test. These exams can be used to waive prerequisites, determine class placement, and earn college credit. Not all courses provide this option, and challenge exams taken at other colleges or universities will not be accepted. Click here to view available challenge exams. 

Reduced Tuition and Fees for Military

Tuition for all undergraduate programs is reduced 55% for servicemembers, including members of the Guard and Reserve. The tuition rate is $165 per quarter credit hour. Tuition is reduced by 38% for veterans. 

Learn More

To learn more about military tuition and benefits, contact a Military Advisor at 877-809-8445.


NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in the University Catalog, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs.

Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

§Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

#Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.