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Healthcare Navigator A.S.

Patient advocates, also known as healthcare advocates, assist clients in following prescribed treatment plans and improving overall health. Eastern Florida’s Healthcare Navigator Associate in Science degree program is a smart way to get into this fast-growing field.

Health Navigators help patients gain access to resources, such as needed medical care, rehabilitative therapy, and community services.

Patient advocacy training emphasizes communication, leadership, and computer literacy skills, along with medical and legal ethics and health and safety protocols.

Students graduating from EFSC’s six-semester, two-year Associate program have the critical skills and knowledge necessary to find entry-level jobs in a wide variety of public, private, and community healthcare settings.

Beyond that solid foundation, graduates can easily further their education, as our Healthcare Navigator A.S. pairs nicely with any of the nursing and health science degrees offered at Eastern Florida.  

Note that prior completion of EFSC’s Healthcare Navigator Specialist certificate can serve as an acceleration method as those credits can apply to earning your A.S. degree and expanding your career potential as a patient advocate.

Healthcare Navigator A.S. COURSE CURRICULUM

While earning your A.S. degree in Eastern Florida’s Healthcare Navigator program, you will benefit from the following:

Healthcare Navigator A.S.

Program Overview

Degree Type
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Delivery Method
On-Campus, Hybrid
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Health Sciences
Contact Information

Health Science Advising 
Email Advising 


Healthcare Navigator A.S. Admissions & Financial Aid Information

Eastern Florida’s Healthcare Navigator A.S. degree is an open-access program, and students may begin in any semester. It’s easy to apply through EFSC’s general application process. As you consider the program, also review frequently asked questions.

The program is eligible for financial aid and scholarships, which can reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Select courses in the Healthcare Navigator sequence require prerequisites and/or pre-approval by the instructor for registration. Meet with a health science advisor to discuss course planning and any admission questions. It's especially important to work with a health science advisor in choosing elective courses if you plan to later apply to another health sciences or nursing program.

Current students with myEFSC Portal access should use EAB Navigate to schedule a Health Sciences Advising appointment. Future Students with no EFSC login, use the link below. You will then be contacted via email with confirmation of your appointment.

Request Advising Appointment

College Courses You Would Take

These are just a few of the courses that are part of the full curriculum.

Healthcare Navigator Program Outcomes

Students with a Healthcare Navigator A.S. may find work in a variety of positions, including: 

  • Community Navigator
  • Health technician
  • Healthcare Host/Hostess
  • Healthcare Customer Service Representative
  • Healthcare advocate
  • Health liaison
  • Health technician
  • Health outreach coordinator
  • Health navigator coordinator
  • Medical intermediary 
  • Medical liaison
  • Patient/health navigator
  • Patient advocate
  • Registrar
  • Transitional care Navigator
  • Wellness Advocate 

Students pursuing a Healthcare Navigator A.S. degree are also encouraged to explore becoming a Board Certified Patient Advocate. This certification can help set them apart from others in the patient advocacy field. 

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