Welcome to Health Sciences Advising

Our staff provides specialized educational advisors who guide accepted, in-program allied health and nursing students in the successful completion of an Associate in Science Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree or Certificate Program in allied health or nursing. For the associate level health sciences programs, attendance at a Health Sciences Information Session is mandatory before scheduling an application review appointment with either the Allied Health or Nursing advisors.

The advising staff can answer program-specific questions, assist in career and educational planning, and offer expert educational guidance for students seeking career opportunities through the completion of an A.S. or B.S. Degree or a Certificate program.

Associate in Science students are expected to complete their educational goals and be professionally marketable in a much shorter period of time than many others.

This site is dedicated to providing the information that will help students succeed in their pursuit of Valencia's Associate in Science, Bachelor's and or Certificate programs in a health sciences career. Please utilize all of the online resources under the "Information Sessions," "Guides and Updates" and "Applications and Deadlines" sections of this website.

To better serve students who have not yet been accepted into a limited access program, we have partnered with Enrollment Services and the campus advising centers:

Valencia students not yet accepted into their desired health sciences program should work closely with their campus based Allied Health Program Advisor or Nursing Program Advisor (Check Academic Profile in Atlas for assigned advisor).

  • East: 5-210, Lake Nona 1-149, Osceola, 2-140, Poinciana 1-117, West SSB-110, Winter Park 1-210

Prospective students who have not yet applied to Valencia may meet with campus based career center advisors.

  • East 5-230, Osceola 2-125, West SSB 2016, Winter Park 1-214

 

Location, Hours and Contact

West Campus

NOTE: In-program students should use the email address given to them at their mandatory program orientation.

General Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm; Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Summer Fridays: 9 am to 12 pm
Please note that advising staff may not always be available for walk-in visits.

Students ready to submit their Health Sciences program application, can meet with their campus based Allied Health program Advisor or Nursing Program Advisor to review their program application before submission:

  • East: 5-210, Lake Nona 1-149, Osceola, 2-140, Poinciana 1-117, West SSB-110, Winter Park 1-210

REMINDER:

Valencia students not yet accepted into their desired program should work closely with their campus based Allied Health Program Advisor or Nursing Program Advisor (Check Academic Profile in Atlas for assigned advisor).

  • East: 5-210, Lake Nona 1-149, Osceola, 2-140, Poinciana 1-117, West SSB-110, Winter Park 1-210

Prospective students who have not yet applied to Valencia may meet with campus based career center advisors.

  • East 5-230, Osceola 2-125, West SSB 2016, Winter Park 1-214

 

Health Science Programs

Associate in Science

The A.S. degree prepares you to enter a specialized career field in about two years. It also transfers to the Bachelor of Applied Science program offered at some universities. If the program is 'articulated,' it will also transfer to a B.A. or B.S. degree program at a designated university.

Bachelor of Science

The B.S. degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. The upper-division courses build on an associate degree and take about two years to complete.

Advanced Technical Certificates

The Advanced Technical Certificate, an extension of a specific Associate degree program, consists of at least nine (9), but less than 45, credits of college-level course work. Students who have already received an eligible Associate degree and are seeking a specialized program of study to supplement their associate degree may seek an Advanced Technical Certificate.

Certificates

A certificate prepares you to enter a specialized career field or upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less. Credits earned can be applied toward a related A.S. degree program.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend and online learning opportunities are available.