Associate in Science Degree – Allied Health Option

This program prepares students for careers working as an assistant in the health industry. Possible jobs include occupational therapist assistant, physical therapist assistant, clinical laboratory technician, medical records information technician, health care administrator assistant, and office assistant for a medical practice. It can also be used as a starting point from which to move into a nursing program after completion of the A.S. degree.

Degree Requirements:

General Education Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Allied Health Electives

Student Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing the above degree will be able to:

1.    Integrate scientific knowledge from biology, chemistry, and physics. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II,VI and VII.)

2.    Design experiments and analyze data. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I,II, VI and VII.)

3.    Communicate through writing and communicate orally successfully. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III and VII.)

4.    Comprehend the scientific method. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, and VI.)

Requirements

In order to graduate, a minimum 2.30 cumulative science GPA is required in fulfillment of a natural science degree or minor as well as ENGL 110, ENGL 120, COMM 110, and UNIV 100.

Core Curriculum

Introductory Chemistry Elective

CHEM 115Introductory Chemistry

3

CHEM 115LIntroductory Chemistry Lab

1

Or

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry Lab I

1

Introductory Biology Elective


BIOL 111Concepts of Biology

3

BIOL 111LConcepts of Biology Lab

1

Or

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1


Anatomy and Physiology

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

4

Microbiology Elective


BIOL 302Microbiology

3

BIOL 302LMicrobiology Lab

1

Or

BIOL 305General Microbiology

4

Allied Health Electives

Choose Three Courses from the following List (9 Credits)

BIOL 357Pathophysiology

3

BOTE 171Medical Terminology I

3

BOTE 275Administrative Office Procedures

3

HPER 240Principles of Human Nutrition

3

HPER 365Principles of Corrective Exercise

3

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours: 29-30