Oct 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health Science


The School of Science offers an interdisciplinary major in allied health science. This program provides a strong foundation in natural science and human biology. The Allied Health Science major prepares students to pursue graduate programs in physical therapy, physician assistant, genetic counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, dental hygiene, and public health, and other health careers that require a science background and have a service orientation (listed below). The student must meet with the Allied Health Advisor on admission to the College to design a course of study that will meet their individual needs and interests.

The AHS major is consistent with the mission of the College to offer students a diverse liberal arts curriculum that is enhanced by an area of study-in this case the biological, biochemical, chemical, psychological, and physical sciences. The courses that fulfill the AHS major allow students to acquire scientific knowledge, integrate that knowledge among different fields of science, and apply it in the professional environment. Finally, the AHS major facilitates education of a community of students with common goals to enhance the health and well-being of their communities through a variety of health service-oriented professions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. DEMONSTRATE competence in the scientific principles of human health in all four major areas of Allied Health Science: biology, chemistry, psychology, and kinesiology including knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and its relevance to human health;
  2. UNDERSTAND and practice scientific inquiry through observation and/or experimentation including logic of experimentation, data analysis and ethical implications;
  3. ANALYZE, interpret, integrate and evaluate scientific literature with the ability to communicate findings in a written format;
  4. GAIN exposure to professional environments where philosophical and theoretical principles are applied while demonstrating an understanding and respect for the value of individuals, communities, and perspectives of difference.

Major Requirements

The Allied Health Science major comprises 16 lower- and upper-division courses, many with corresponding laboratories, as detailed below. In order to officially declare an Allied Health Science major, a student must have completed CHEM 008  and CHEM 009  with a C- or better, have completed (with a C- or better) or be enrolled in CHEM 010  and CHEM 011 , and obtain approval of the Allied Health Advisor. In order to finish an Allied Health Science major within four years, it is essential that students complete CHEM 010  and CHEM 011  prior to the beginning of their sophomore year

Career Paths

Career Paths that do not require additional course work beyond major requirements:

Occupational Therapy
Public Health
Chiropractic Medicine
Health Administration
Phlebotomy
Paramedic & EMT

Career Paths that required course work beyond major requirements:

Physics Prerequisite:

Physical Therapy

Organic Chemistry Prerequisite:

Genetic Counseling (2 semesters)

Organic Chemistry & Physics Prerequisites:

Physician Assistant
Medical Assisting
Nutrition
Radiologic Technology
Medical and Clinical Lab Tech
Nuclear Medicine
Sonography

Major Requirements 

The Allied Health Science major comprises 16 lower- and upper-division courses, many with corresponding laboratories, as detailed below. In order to officially declare an Allied Health Science major, a student must have completed CHEM 008  and CHEM 009  with a C- or better, have completed (with a C- or better) or be enrolled in CHEM 010  and CHEM 011 , and obtain approval of the Allied Health Advisor. In order to finish an Allied Health Science major within four years, it is essential that students complete CHEM 010  and CHEM 011  prior to the beginning of their sophomore year

Programs

    Bachelor of Science

    Courses

      Allied Health Science - Upper Division