Health Navigator

Associate in Science

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Health literacy, patient care relations and problem-solving skills


About Health Navigator (A.S.)

The Health Navigator Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at FSCJ provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals with limited health literacy, including the elderly, in accessing benefits from community services, clinical care, and health insurance.

Health navigators are on the front lines of the healthcare industry, directly assisting patients in finding their path in medical care and insurance. They have a wealth of expertise in these systems and provide crucial information and resources that ensure patients are taking full advantage of what is available and are on the best-fit medical path for their individualized needs.

Health Navigator A.S. Program Structure

The Health Navigator associate degree consists of 60 credits of general education courses as well as higher level medical concepts. The program’s rigorous coursework aligns challenging academic standards with relevant technical knowledge and skills. Hands-on learning contributes to knowledge, reasoning, communication ability, and problem solving to prepare students for a successful future in helping patients navigate their experiences in the health care setting.

Explore the complete degree curriculum in the Requirements tab.


Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Career Outlook as a Health Navigator

The American healthcare system is complex and ever-evolving. As a result, many patients find themselves without the knowledge to confidently make decisions regarding their or their family’s medical care. With legislation related to healthcare constantly fluctuating, organizations also find a great need to provide affordable care that maintains high patient satisfaction.

FSCJ’s Health Navigator A.S. degree program prepares students to become proficient health navigator professionals who are able to address these patient concerns. Responsibilities of a health navigator include facilitating appointments, transportation, at-home care, legal counsel, and follow-up attention for patients who are ill and facing complicated treatment plans for a range of physical and mental health problems. Health Navigators work diligently to ensure that patients understand their treatment plan and financial obligations. They may also assist with identifying and enrolling patients in various health insurance plans including ACA Exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and disability services.

Reflecting their vital role in the community, health navigators find employment opportunities at a wide range of healthcare locations, such as hospitals, insurance companies, public health clinics, and nonprofit agencies.

Make a Difference in the World of Healthcare

Through FSCJ’s Health Navigator A.S. degree, you can become equipped with the skills to make a difference in the lives of those with limited health literacy. Graduates are prepared to fill a crucial role for patients in your community that require expertise to navigate the health care system. Ready to get started? Request more information or start your application today!

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

Resources and Documents

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Academic Degree Plan


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Program Information

Program Code:  2370


Financial Information

 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans
Scholarships

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule