Department of Health Professions
The programs offered by the Department of Health Professions aim to prepare students for various health careers that can help address health disparities in the community. Students may elect careers in clinical laboratory science, or physician assistant.
The curriculum for each of these majors is designed to blend liberal arts and professional education. In addition, the design of the professional curriculum is based on prerequisite education in the basic sciences and a conceptual core of knowledge in the health sciences.
Admission to Health Professions Programs
Admission to each program takes place at the freshman, upper sophomore or lower junior level. Acceptance is based on matriculation at York College, completion of a minimum number of credits, specific prerequisite coursework and attainment of a minimum grade point average, and approval of the discipline Admissions Committee (see each discipline for details). Applicants are not considered “accepted” until they receive a letter from the respective department stating acceptance in a particular program.
The Physician Assistant Program is transitioning to a graduate level program as required by the accrediting organization. This change may take effect as early as the the class entering in fall 2015 and will require completion of a baccalaureate degree along with specific prerequisite coursework requirements. Students potentially affected by this change are advised to continue to complete current prerequisite coursework within a baccalaureate degree completion plan. For example, the Health Science B.S. or the Biology B.S. or B.A. or the Psychology B.A. programs can de designed to include all current PA program prerequisites.
Each of the programs of study at York includes a prescribed sequence of courses at the college and may include a prescribed period of clinical fieldwork. Refer to specific discipline for further information.