Health Sciences

Field of Interest: Health Sciences

If you want to help people live better, safer, healthier lives, consider the Health Sciences Field of Interest (FOI). Our Health Sciences degrees and certificates are designed to give you comprehensive training for health-related work in the hospital, healthcare, or exercise and fitness settings.

In addition to preparing you for employment, the Health Sciences FOI also fully prepares you to transfer to a four-year program. So, whether you want to be a nurse, an EMT, a physical therapist, or a personal trainer, our programs give you the flexibility you need to pursue your goals.

Programs in this Field of Interest

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Degrees for this Field of Interest. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Health Sciences program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Emergency Medical Technology
Certificate of Completion CCL Group Fitness Instructor
Certificate of Completion CCL Nurse Assisting
Certificate of Completion CCL Nursing Refresher
Certificate of Completion CCL Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness
Certificate of Completion CCL Paramedicine
Certificate of Completion CCL Personal Training Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Practical Nursing


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Health Sciences program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Dental Hygiene
Associate in Applied Science AAS Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance
Associate in Applied Science AAS Nursing

Transfer Degrees

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Health Sciences program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy Arizona State University Kinesiology
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Exercise Science
(Bachelor of Science)
Associate in Arts, Nutrition Human Nutrition Emphasis Arizona State University Nutrition (Human Nutrition)
(Bachelor of Science)
Associate in Arts, Nutrition Nutrition, Dietetics Emphasis Arizona State University Nutrition (Dietetics)
(Bachelor of Science)

Other Options

Did you not find a program offered at MCC that meets your needs in this field of interest? View the Health Sciences programs offered at all of the Maricopa Community Colleges.