Health Sciences Division

Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College

Division of Health Sciences Mission Statement: The Division of Health Sciences strives to maintain high levels of academic and clinical standards while providing the allied health community with effective and highly motivated professionals who are committed to interprofessional collaboration and sensitivity to cultural diversity. This goal is to be achieved by meeting the diverse needs of all students through academic advising, recruiting, counseling, and innovative teaching and learning strategies.

The Health Sciences Division at Gulf Coast State College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs to help you secure a top job in the health care field. By choosing a health career, you’re already on your way to success!

For students seeking admission into a Health Sciences A.S. degree program for Fall 2022:  
Pursuant to SB 1108, a course in Civic Literacy (POS 2041 or AMH 2020) and successful completion of a statewide assessment exam will be required for all students in Associate in Science degree programs.  In addition, HB 1507 outlines that General Education courses be met by core courses.  Core courses are designated by a “•” in the College Catalog.  To satisfy SB 1108 and HB 1507, curriculum changes are in progress (not yet published) that may alter the required coursework for the A.S. degree you are seeking.  Please consult with your Academic Advisor for further clarification or questions specific to your academic plan.

Job Outlook for Health Careers

According to economic projections released in January 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations and industries will have the highest growth between 2016 and 2026, employing more people than the government or business sectors. Health care and technical occupations will be the fastest growing job sectors in the coming decade, accounting for one fifth of all new jobs created by 2026.

Using data and reports from AACN and the Association of American Medical Colleges, reporter Meghan Holohan explores how prospective students are streaming into health profession programs having been inspired by those on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.  Read complete article...

Health ScienceS Division Programs

Gulf Coast State College in Florida offers 10 degree programs and 4 workforce certificate programs through their Health Sciences and Nursing Divisions that will prepare you for Florida’s in-demand healthcare jobs. 

Many of Gulf Coast State College’s health science programs lead to national certification, which ensures your ability to get a good job in your field after graduation.

Not sure if one of the health sciences programs is right for you? Visit the Gulf Coast State College programs page to learn about a variety of programs and certificates available at Gulf Cost State College in Florida.

Build on Your Success

Don’t have the time or money to achieve your dream job right away? Don’t give up. Gulf Coast State College’s affordable health care programs are designed to help you succeed step-by-step.

For example: Start with the certificate program in practical nursing to get your first job, then work while you complete additional programs until you earn your BSN in nursing. You’ll make more and be eligible for promotion as you complete each program and save thousands on your education.

Health Sciences Division Program Coordinators

Health Sciences faculty and staff want you to succeed. Reach out to the program coordinator in your area with questions or concerns.

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