This health services degree program is designed as an introduction to the concepts and skills that are needed for a career in public health, as well as exploring the health needs of various communities in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare landscape.

To achieve your Associate’s Degree in Health Services, you will complete 60 credits of coursework.

The health services curriculum will prepare you to achieve a college degree as well as a Community Health Worker Certificate to become a trusted frontline public health worker who address disparities affecting quality of health and health service delivery. With your associate’s degree in health services, you will be have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to contribute to community health capacity and build members’ health knowledge through a wide range of activities.

Your Academic Journey: Public Health

This Associate’s of Arts in Health Services Degree program is just one step in Trinity’s complete academic offerings in Public Health, from the certificate level all the way through an advanced degree.

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PROGRAM QUICK FACTS


Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: A.A.
School: School of Professional Studies
Format: Evening/Weekend
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Per Credit Hour: $195

This health services degree program is designed as an introduction to the concepts and skills that are needed for a career in public health, as well as exploring the health needs of various communities in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare landscape.

To achieve your Associate’s Degree in Health Services, you will complete 60 credits of coursework.

The health services curriculum will prepare you to achieve a college degree as well as a Community Health Worker Certificate to become a trusted frontline public health worker who address disparities affecting quality of health and health service delivery. With your associate’s degree in health services, you will be have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to contribute to community health capacity and build members’ health knowledge through a wide range of activities.

Your Academic Journey: Public Health

This Associate’s of Arts in Health Services Degree program is just one step in Trinity’s complete academic offerings in Public Health, from the certificate level all the way through an advanced degree.

Learn more:

Choose the Location Best for You

 

Students living in Washington’s Ward 7 or Ward 8 can complete their Associate’s Degree Health Services by taking classes offered at Trinity’s satellite campus at THEARC in Southeast Washington for $195 per credit.

Students can complete their Associate’s Degree in Health Services by taking classes at Trinity’s main campus for $590 per credit.

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Gain skills needed for a career in public health and explore the rapidly-changing healthcare landscape.

Coursework Includes

  • SNHP 101 Introduction to Wellness
  • SNHP 102 Introduction to Nutrition
  • SNHP 208 Client Advocacy
  • SNHP 221 Introduction to Health Planning
  • SNHP 223 History of Healthcare in DC
  • SNHP 231 Working in Community Health
  • HPNU 121 Intro to Medical Terminology and Health Communication

Learn In-Demand Skills

Utilize effective written and oral communication when conveying a message about a current or emerging health care issue

Apply evidence-based solutions to organization and client issues within the contemporary health care arena

Demonstrate critical thinking as evidenced by ethical and legal decision-making as a member of an inter-professional health care team

Demonstrate leadership to meet a health care organization’s or client’s needs

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

Health Care Management
Health Project Management
Wellness Center Directorship
Health Education
Patient Advocate
Patient Navigator

Discover Your Strength

“With my goal to become a CEO in a hospital or a director of administration/hospital in the healthcare field, my drive and leadership skills that I have developed over my studies at Trinity have provided me with the insight to lead.”

Rosa Green, ’19, Health Services Major

Discover Your Strength with a Truly Singular Higher Education Experience

Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

Discover Commitment

  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

Discover Excellence

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles