Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Professional Health Studies Associate of Applied Science (PHAAS)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus

This option provides students who plan to make application to a four-year institution in the areas of health, emergency services, public service, and medical sciences the opportunity to customize their coursework to meet prerequisites for these programs.

All required classes for the PHAAS degree must have a grade of C or better to graduate from the program.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements: 36.0
Option Requirements: 31.5
General Education: 24.0
Total credit hours required: 91.5

Major Requirements for Professional Health Studies Associate in Applied Science

Complete a minimum of 36.0 course credit hours from a minimum of two prefixes related to health fields. Select from these prefixes: HLTH, HIMS, HDIM, DENT, NURS, BIOS, SCIE, CHEM, PHYS, MDST, EMSP, FIST, PSYC, SOCI and ECED.

The following example demonstrates a possible combination:

Option Requirements for Professional Health Studies Track

Select 31.5 credit hours from any of the following health-related prefixes: HLTH, HIMS, HDIM, DENT, NURS, BIOS, SCIE, CHEM, PHYS, MDST, EMSP, and FIST. Note that not all courses in the degree may transfer.

General Education Requirements



Depending on which Math course is selected, additional pre-requisites may be required.

  • 4.5 Credits - Or Higher
  • **Students making application to the Health Data and Information Management (HDIAS) program must take MATH 1410 - Statistics

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

See Humanities   course options

  • Humanities Course of Choice -  4.5 Credits

Scientific Inquiry

See Natural Sciences  Course options

  • Natural science 6.0 Credits

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

Select 1 course from the following.