Health Sciences Broad Field

Program Details

The 60-credit Health Sciences Broad Field Associate of Science (A.S.) degree delivers a comprehensive base of coursework that will prepare you to pursue a more advanced degree on a wide range of career paths in healthcare-related fields.

You may use the A.S. degree to transfer to a variety of upper-division majors at a four-year university. The degree is ideal if you haven’t decided on a specific field in the health sciences.

Health Sciences Broad Field coursework gives you the flexibility to decide between dozens of potential careers in the field of allied health.

The A.S. degree is a solid option is you already have a degree and are working on completing your pre-requisite coursework for professional or grad school, or a nursing post-baccalaureate program.

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Transfer Information

A statewide articulation agreement for the Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. degree exists with 26 programs at six Minnesota State universities.

Bemidji State University

Community Health
Exercise Science

Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Communication Disorders
Foods and Nutrition
Dental Hygiene (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
Dietetics
Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
Corrections
Psychology
Health Science
Social Work

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Health Education
Exercise Science
Community Health

Southwest Minnesota State University

Exercise Science

St. Cloud State University

Athletic Training
Community Health

Winona State University

Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences
Movement Sciences
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Exercise Science
Health Promotion
Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
Biology – Allied Health

NOTE: There are many other transfer opportunities. Please work closely with your Inver Hills advisor or counselor to determine the best transfer option for you.

Student Clubs

Student Nurse Leadership Organization (SNLO)

Purpose: Promote professional and personal growth for nursing students through social, educational, and recreational activities.

Contact:

Sandy George, RN, BSN
Nursing Faculty
Health Services Nurse
SNLO Faculty Advisor
651-450-3536

Professional Organizations

National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA)
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants (NNCNA)

  • Visit Nurse.org for a full list of nursing organizations

Health Sciences Broad Field at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Health Sciences Broad Field program:
  1. Earn a degree that has a statewide articulation agreement with 26 programs at six Minnesota State universities
  2. Study and learn at the leading edge of the healthcare industry
  3. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  4. Work directly with expert, student-focused faculty in chemistry, biology, psychology, mathematics, sociology, philosophy, communications, and more
  5. Get hands-on experience developing the skill set you need to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school in your favorite health sciences major
  6. Be prepared to pursue career options in a wide range of healthcare fields
  7. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.