Health courses at Seattle Central teach applied sciences in the delivery of healthcare to humans.

To learn more about how to best prepare for a transfer degree in pre-health sciences, read this handy major planning guide (pdf). If you are interested in supplementing your associate degree with an emphasis, consider: Coordinated Studies, Equity & Social Justice Emphasis, Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Program, or Global Health Emphasis. An emphasis can enhance your resume and personal experience as well as contribute to your personal statement. Read this major planning guide to learn more about the Global Health emphasis.

The Health and Wellness course at Seattle Central can be your first step on the path to a professional career in medical health. This course offers you practical information on health, wellness and prevention to broaden perspectives and knowledge on healthier lifestyle choices. Following the initial Health and Wellness course, it’s recommended that you choose a transfer degree based on your planned major that will lead to the career you want to pursue.

If you are planning to pursue a professional medical career such as doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, optometrist, or physical therapist, you will be required to take biology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, genetics, calculus, statistics, social sciences and/or humanities courses. How you prepare for a career in the health sciences at Seattle Central will depend on the prerequisite requirements for your chosen professional program and the major you decide to pursue once you transfer to a four-year university or college.

Courses Offered

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global Health
  • Water, Gender and Global Health

To read course descriptions for the current and upcoming quarter as well as register, visit MyCentral.

Health Careers

  • Nurse
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Non-profit or international organization administrator
  • Health Educator

Health Faculty

Jay McLean-Riggs
Yale University, M.D., M.P.H.

Deborah Ocken
Kansas State University, M.S. (Nutrition)