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The Allied Health Sciences major prepares students for:
- Application to graduate health education programs that require a baccalaureate degree for admission
- Immediate employment following completion of the Bachelor of Science degree
Students combine university general education and required coursework in Allied Health Sciences with a curriculum tailored to meet the admission requirements of specific graduate programs.
Students may choose a Standard Plan or a concentration in Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Health Promotion, or Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety.
Standard Plan (SP)
This major is designed for students who want a broad training in allied health sciences in preparation for graduate or professional programs. Working with an advisor, students design a flexible plan of study that can be tailored to meet their professional and personal goals. It is designed for students seeking admission to post-baccalaureate programs such as (but not limited to) Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Accelerated Bachelors of Nursing (leading to Advanced Nurse Practitioner) programs, Orthotics and Prosthetics, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs in Diagnostic Genetics Sciences or Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Concentration in Health Sciences (HESCI)
Students with an interest in health specialties which involve laboratory or diagnostic procedures or who are looking to pursue allied health fields requiring a strong health science and pathology background should consider this concentration. It is designed for students seeking admission to post-baccalaureate programs such as (but not limited to) Medical, Dental, or Optometry School, Pathology Assistant, Pharmacy, Masters in Public Health/ Epidemiology or post-baccalaureate certificate programs in Diagnostic Genetics Sciences or Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Concentration in Healthcare Administration (HADM)
Students should consider this concentration if they have an interest in administration and managerial positions in hospitals, clinics, government planning and regulatory agencies, health maintenance organizations, hospital associations, consulting firms, computer vendors, health insurance companies, and hospital equipment and supplies manufacturers, etc. This concentration is also designed for students seeking admission into graduate programs such as the Department of Allied Health Sciences' Master's Program in Health Promotion as well as for those looking to enroll in graduate programs such as Public Health, Health Administration, Health Insurance Studies, Health Policy and Law, and others.
Concentration in Public Health and Health Promotion (PHHP)
Students with an interest in working in social service agencies, worksite health promotion programs, government health agencies, hospital wellness programs, business, industry or educational settings that emphasize health should consider this concentration. It is designed for students seeking admission to graduate programs such as (but not limited to) the Allied Health's Masters Program in Health Promotion Sciences as well as for those interested in graduate programs such as Public Health, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Psychology, Health Care Administration, and Health Care Policy.
Concentration in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS)
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Students with an interest in acquiring knowledge about occupational and environmental health and safety issues or applying marketable skills in a broad range of work environments such as manufacturing, construction, health care, Public health, research and development, and academia among many others, should consider this concentration. OEHS specialists identify workplace hazards and develop strategies to reduce or prevent accidents, injuries and illness. They promote health and safety within organizations by developing and implementing safer and healthier workplace policies and practices. For those students wishing to pursue a career in OEHS, the concentration provides a foundation for professional certification in individual disciplines such as occupational safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomics.