Dare to Hope with a Health Sciences Degree from Santa Fe College

Dare to Hope with a Health Sciences Degree from Santa Fe College

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February 29, 2024 – Wellness. Service. Compassion can fuel your passion for healing. Today’s most successful medical providers embrace the best methods of care. Santa Fe College (SF) prepares value-driven professionals to positively influence patient journeys.

Health Sciences at Santa Fe College is comprised of Allied Health, Nursing and Dental programs. Bachelor, Associate and Certificate health care programs include:

SF’s Bachelor Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for registered nurses who are graduates of an accredited Associate in Science in Nursing degree program. This four-year degree is for students building a lifelong career.

SF’s Associate Programs

Santa Fe College offers two-year degrees for students training to enter the workforce with a competitive skill set. Credits earned for most Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees can be applied towards an SF’s bachelor’s degree. A.S. programs include:

Santa Fe College also offers Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. A.A. degree tracks related to Health Sciences include:

  • Dietetics
  • Exercise & Sport Science
  • Exploring Health Programs
  • Food Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Services Admin
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Sports Management

SF’s Certificate Programs

Career and Technical Certificate (C.T.C.) and College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.) programs are often paired with paid apprenticeships. Many can be competed in six months. Credits earned with C.C.C.s can be applied towards SF’s A.S. and bachelor’s degrees.

SF’s certificate programs include:

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The Nurse’s Journey

A nursing degree is only one passport to a thriving future. It’s one Chelsey McClellan earned from Santa Fe College before embarking on her journey.

“Nursing is easily one of the most rewarding and best careers you can have,” McClellan said. “I knew nurses and heard hospitals would specify that they loved Santa Fe [College] nursing students because they were so well trained. And so, that sealed the deal for me. I knew Santa Fe [College] was where I needed to start this journey.”

McClellan eventually transferred to UF, graduated from the university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and became a registered nurse at UFHealth Shands.

Promote a Healthier Tomorrow

With a Health Sciences degree, you can create career opportunities in public health, education, healthcare administration and more. From medical practices to research institutions, our degree programs equip students with the skills to thrive in their chosen professions.

Don’t just heal your community. Change it. Santa Fe College gives you the foundation. Start now. Visit