Health Education Concentration

SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate in Science (AS) degree in Mathematics and Science with a Health Education Concentration.

This Concentration provides a foundational education in the necessary sciences with a career in health care. This program awards a two-year AS degree and sets a solid base for students to transfer to a four-year institution.

This program prepares students for further education and eventual careers in the fields of:

  • medical imaging
  • medical technology
  • radiation therapy
  • respiratory therapy
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • community health
  • health promotion & wellness management


The Mathematics and Science – Health Education Concentration program will help students understand human biology, nutrition and psycho/social human behavior. The program is geared to support students interested in becoming a health educator, public health employee or specialized health professional. In addition, this concentration supports students interested in Nursing but lacking the necessary foundational courses to support a successful application to our Nursing AAS degree program.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of experience studying in their fields. Students are able to take a variety of classes that not only meet program requirements but also support a broad range of interests. 


SUNY Adirondack offers free science equivalency credits to accelerate degree completion. Earn up to six credits in biology and/or chemistry. Learn more.

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The Mathematics and Science: Health Education Concentration degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. SUNY Adirondack maintains articulation agreements for seamless transfer, such as:

  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Sage Colleges

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Recall key facts and theories in science and mathematics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work safely and effectively in a science laboratory and/or in the field.
  3. Evaluate the validity of mathematical or scientific information when abstracted from technical, scientific, and/or other sources.
  4. Employ written and verbal communication skills, including the appropriate use of technology, to demonstrate an understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts.
  5. Apply appropriate techniques to correctly solve mathematical or scientific problems.
  6. Formulate mathematical abstractions from patterns, using logical thought processes.