Health Sciences Program at Fisher Collge
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Health Sciences program.
The program was designed to offer our students a foundation in the biological sciences while simultaneously providing a Liberal Arts education. Integration of the two ensures an academic program that promotes intellectual and personal growth in a supportive academic environment, and fosters close communication between students, faculty, and academic advisors.
This close communication provides the guidance and direction to students who like science but have not solidified their decision as to what the chosen field might be that they would like to academically pursue further.
Graduates of the Health Sciences program may choose to continue their studies here at Fisher College by enrolling into the Business Management program with a concentration in Health Care Management.
|First Year||Credit hours|
|CS101||Computer Concepts and Applications
|PS101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Second Year||Credit hours|
|SC101||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|SO101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SC102||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|SC113||Principles of Chemistry||3|
|* A higher level of math (MA109 or MA 110) may be substituted.
Minimum credits required for graduation--65.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge in the natural sciences based on theory and laboratory skills
- Be able to use the scientific method to gather information and to come to conclusions
2. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to be able to solve problems by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
3. Display good communication skills:
- To communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally
- Listen critically and respond effectively
- Explain how cultural diversity can affect communication
4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural and social issues
5. Understand and articulate effectively that scientific information can be used responsibly to make moral and ethical decisions
Potential Careers and Earnings
Hitomi Takahashi, Class '09
During my first year at Fisher College I was a Liberal Arts major. But, I found my interest in the Sciences when I took a science course. I changed my major to Health Sciences and I plan to transfer to a Pre-Medical program after graduation. My professors have been great and very supportive helping me with my transfer plans. I believe that Fisher College is a great place to find the path to your academic future.
Patricia Boera, Class '07
The Health Sciences program at Fisher College set the academic standards for me for the years to come. My experience at Fisher College helped me grow as a student and gave me the opportunity to move forward. Since my graduation from Fisher College, I am continuing my education towards my Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene at MCPHS.
Program Director, Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Sciences
B.A., Biology, Boston University
M.Ed., Science, Boston University
Pauline Hatzikostantis joined the Fisher College faculty in 1989. Since then, she has served the college in a variety of different capacities, including Director of the Medical Assisting program, Chair of Allied Health Programs and Human Services, and as Chair in The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies in Boston. Professor Hatzikostantis currently serves as the Program Director for Health Sciences and Associate Professor. Her teaching areas include Biology, Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Reproductive Biology and Nutrition.
She states, "It is rewarding to me to see the student who walks into my class with the negative, preconceived notion that biology is hard and impossible to understand successfully complete the course with great pride and a big smile."