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Associate of Science in Health Science (AHS) Online Degree

Gain the latest knowledge and skills to give you a competitive advantage in the rapidly growing field of health science. It’s a perfect introduction to the fast-paced world of healthcare and provides the groundwork for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
August 15, 2024
Classes Start:
September 5, 2024
No Live Lectures
20 Courses
Less than a year and a half
Pay as You Go ($140 per course assessment)


Build the foundation for a successful career in healthcare with the Associate of Science in Health Science. Explore a wide range of health focused topics, from disease prevention, psychology, global health, public healthcare, biology to general health and wellness. This degree is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in health science or hope to pursue an advanced degree in the future.

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What You’ll Learn in the Online AHS Program

Jumpstart your career in healthcare with these skills:

Analyze and interpret health data
Gain a holistic view of psychology and mental health
Propose real world solutions to health problems
Explore connections between society and health
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The curriculum for the Associate’s in Health Science has been specifically crafted to introduce students to the field of health science and provides the perfect foundation for a Bachelor’s degree. Students will learn to identify the causes of illnesses and diseases, propose treatments and understand core concepts to promote global health. Our curriculum is based on a strong industry foundation and has been developed by top notch academic leadership to help students succeed.

  • 9 general education credits
  • 41 core credits
  • 12 elective credits
Note: Regarding the General Education Requirements, each of the sections can be fulfilled by any course that is closely related to the discipline. While the 12 credits required for the Elective section can be fulfilled by summing courses from any discipline.

Specialize Your Associate Degree In Health Science

Gain the specialized skills you need to get the job you want. Showcase your expertise in a specific field with a certificate and stand out in a highly competitive job market. Consider polishing off your degree with any of the Health Science Certificates below.

Certificate in Human Biology

Associate Degree in Health Science Careers

Where will an Associates of Science in Health Science take you? Your degree will help prepare for a job as a:

Community Health Educator
Healthcare Advocate
Patient Service Representative
Wellness Coordinator

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more. 

Everything You Can Do With a Health Science Major!

A health science major is a broad and interdisciplinary degree that will prepare you for many career opportunities within the healthcare field.

Public Health Careers: Find Your Next Job

Are you interested in working in public health? Then take a look at the different public health careers you can go into.

No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Associate Degree in Health Science Costs

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. You’ll never have to pay fees for courses upfront. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $140 assessment fee at the end of each course. This is a huge savings compared to U.S. public universities who charge on average $6,754 for an Associate's degree. Over the course of your studies at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of $2,860—less if you have credits to transfer in! Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford a degree, if you can’t afford these fees scholarships and grants may be available. 


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning a high-quality, accredited, 100% online degree. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Accessible Technology
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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