Allied Health (for working professionals)

Allied health provides the life-science foundations, critical thinking skills and the ethical training required of today’s health professionals.

Why Choose Allied Health?

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies allied health program is designed for working professionals interested in completing their bachelor’s degree and expanding their career advancement choices. The highly structured, hybrid format includes traditional face-to-face classes plus online coursework. As a student, you will collaborate and advance with a cohort of adult classmates, with support from faculty facilitators.

The Classes

The allied health program is interdisciplinary. In addition to the study of psychology, anatomy and physiology, you will also learn how to consider legal and ethical aspects of the field, and manage people and budgets. Some topics of interest include:

  • U.S. health care system
  • Religions in the workplace
  • Managerial finance and accounting
  • Strategic planning
  • Visual communications

All courses are offered in the evenings, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., to accommodate working professionals.

Achieve Your Career Goals

We prepare students to be competitive applicants to health professions schools. The Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement (CGSF) and the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) will help you with everything from course selection to interview practice to graduate application essays as you pursue a career in the allied health fields.

What Will I Learn?

You will develop practical skills that are immediately applicable to the workplace. Hone critical life-science and managerial skills to manage change and conflict effectively. By the completion of the program you will:

  • Strengthen verbal, written and visual communication skills as well as interpersonal relations.
  • Lead and participate effectively in small and large group settings.
  • Determine ways to achieve maximum organizational effectiveness including planning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

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What Will I Do?

With a bachelor’s degree, you will increase your lifetime earning potential and the likelihood of promotions and other professional opportunities. You can also choose to pursue a master’s degree in health care administration, business administration, public health or public administration. You can enhance your current position or look for exciting new opportunities.