Allied Health

Program Overview

The Allied Health program offers a broad understanding of health and illness from a biological, psychological and sociological perspective, a solid liberal arts education, and a concentration in either health care administration or general science, which would provide the student with courses useful for an entry-level position in the allied health field or for furthering his or her education beyond the bachelor's degree.

Coursework is designed to develop critical thinking skills and a humanistic approach to health care delivery. An internship experience in the senior year consists of a placement in a setting relevant to the student's chosen area of concentration and career goals.

Concentrations

Health Care Administration: This concentration prepares students for immediate employment in entry-level administrative work in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, community-based health programs and more. Most students eventually pursue a master's degree in health care administration, business administration or public administration.

General Science: This concentration primarily prepares students for immediate enrollment in a master's degree program in physician assistant, nutrition, occupational therapy, public health and various other health sciences or programs. Some students decide to complete their pre-medical school or pre-dental school sequence of courses within this program.