Health Sciences Broad Field

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE, 60 CREDITS

The Health Science Broad Field program provides a general, introductory curriculum in health sciences that prepares individuals for transfer to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs.

Applicable programs include:

  • Bemidji State University - including but not limited to Community Health, Exercise Science, Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
  • Metropolitan State University - including but not limited to Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato - including but not limited to Communication Disorders, Foods and Nutrition, Dental Hygiene (limited seats available on a competitive basis),Therapeutic Recreation, Dietetics, Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis),Corrections, Psychology, Health Science, Social Work
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead - including but not limited to Health Education, Exercise Science, Community Health
  • St. Cloud State University - including but not limited to Athletic Training, Community Health, Social Work
  • Southwest Minnesota State University - including but not limited to Exercise Science
  • Winona State University - including but not limited to Health, exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Movement Sciences, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Exercise Sciences, Health Promotion, Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis), Biology – Allied Health
Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)
Program Starts:
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Laura Beasley


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Health Sciences Broad Field program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (48 credits)

BIOL1091 General Biology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL2020 Human Nutrition (Goal 2 & 3) 3 CR
BIOL2021 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL2022 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL2040 General Microbiology (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
CHEM1121 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Goal 3 & 10) 3 CR
ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
MATH1110 College Algebra (Goal 2 & 4) 3 CR
MATH2021 Fundamentals of Statistics 4 CR
PHIL1130 Ethics (Goal 6 & 9) 3 CR
PSYC1105 General Psychology (Goal 5 & 7) 4 CR
PSYC1240 Developmental Psychology (Goal 5 & 9) 3 CR
SOCI1101 Introduction to Sociology (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
SPCH1200 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7) 3 CR
- Electives: Chosen per selected baccalaureate degree program. 12 CR

Recommended Electives may depend on your future degree (12 Credits)

ANTH2240 Cultural Anthropology (Goal 5 & 8) 3 CR
BIOL2050 Pathophysiology 3 CR
ENGL1105 Composition II: Research (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101) 3 CR
EMER1210 Emergency Medical Care/First Responder 3 CR
EMER1200 Emergency Medical Technician 7 CR
HCNA1200 Nursing Assistant Home Health Aide 4 CR
HLTH1130 AHA CPR and First Aid Certification 1 CR
PHED2214 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 2 CR
PHED1145 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 2 CR
PHIL1140 Health Care/Medical Ethics (Goal 6 & 9) 3 CR
PSYC1250 Abnormal Psychology (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
PSYC2260 Social Psychology (Goal 5 & 9) 3 CR
RADT1210 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care 3 CR
SOCI2125 Cultural Diversity (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
SPAN1001 Beginning Spanish I (Goal 6 & 8) 4 CR
SPCH1310 Communication in a Diverse World (Goal 1 & 7) 3 CR