Aug 15, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

Foundations of Health Transfer, A.A.

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The Associate Degree in Foundations of Health Transfer Option is designed for students interested in a health-related career whose focus is on transferring to a four-year institution. Students begin by taking HTH 101  and HTH 102  along with general education requirements. Students will work closely with their advisor to place into appropriate courses guided by their strengths and personal career goals. The program’s focus is intentionally broad, so that students can transfer for both clinical programs (Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nursing) as well as non-clinical programs (Health Administration, Public Health, Art Therapy), at both state and private colleges in Massachusetts.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a foundational skill set in writing, critical thinking, and quantitative reasonsing that can be applied to a four-year degree in a health-related field
  • think critically about the health care system and public health, including current policies, events, and considerations related to entering a four-year transfer degree in health
  • understand the intersection of psychological and sociological components of human development and aging as they relate to health care practice
  • work with diverse populations and demonstrate an awareness of diversity and cultural humility that aligns with the goals inherent in being a Hispanic Serving Institution and a health professional
  • communicate effectively through active listening and speaking, and will convey health-related knowledge accurately, clearly, and in culturally-aware and responsive ways to instructors, supervisors, coworkers, patients, and others
  • understand their ethical obligations in the health care and public health professions




1Select from: BIO, CHM, PHS, ENV

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year program need to consult carefully with their academic advisor as their selected coursework may vary considerably depending on desired academic/career path.  Students should also meet with Mark Broadbent, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs, to discuss their transfer plans.  Certain courses (i.e. lab sciences, math, etc.) may have a time limit for transfer.  Please speak to your FOH advisor for more information.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Springfield College

Elms College

American International College

Bay Path University

  • Occupational Therapy: BIO 107 , BIO 217 , MTH 142  
  • Physician Assistant Program: BIO 107 , BIO 217 , BIO 218 , BIO 229 CHM 113 /CHM 114  or CHM 121 /CHM 124 , CHM 221 , plus 1 physical science, MTH 142 , PHI 120  
  • Students who complete course work in the Community Health Worker Certificate can transfer these courses to Bay Path American Women’s College for a bachelor’s degree in Community Health

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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