Apr 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Navigator, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science | HNPE.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 51.2208
Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0733 for your faculty advisor


Program Description

The Health Navigator program educates front-line health workers with expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care, and health insurance systems; improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery; and accomplish personal prevention and health care goals. The curriculum includes coursework in prevention and community health, health care, health insurance/health care financing, and accessing and analyzing health information. An experiential, practice-based education is included in the final semester. Basic written and oral communication skills and fundamental quantitative skills are essential for success and are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Health Navigator A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Assist patients, caregivers, and family members in following treatment plans.
  • Provide physical, emotional, and social support to patients.
  • Direct individuals to needed personal health services.
  • Educate individuals about disease prevention.
  • Compare/contrast different types of health insurance and health financing.
  • Analyze patient’s health insurance information, treatment plans, and related records to promote client’s health and well being.

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Health Navigator A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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