Healthcare Science/Allied Health

*Students must work in a healthcare field.

Many individuals with an associate degree currently working in a health care field want to further their education to move beyond direct care delivery or to attain future career goals. The Health Care Science degree allows the student to tailor a study plan to meet individual career goals in one of three major focus areas: education, business or psychology/sociology.

Prominent Careers

Here are a few of the opportunities available to members of this field:

Staff Development within health care settings
Managers in Allied Health areas
Educators in academic settings within health care related programs
Care providers in mental health settings

More Information

The delivery method of course materials is in a traditional classroom setting. Classroom learning will encompass faculty, student, and guest presentations. Readings will explore current issues and practices within health care environments. Students will utilize background from the major and their own disciplines to complete projects and the practicum course, permitting a sharing of common issues and differences and facilitating an understanding of the complexity of today's health care environment. Some online learning will be integrated.

Research opportunities

All students will complete a research course within the Health Care Science curriculum. Research data related the health care issues will be encountered across the curriculum. All students engage in a final project within the final Practicum course.

What is an Allied Health Professional?

Allied Health Professions are a distinct group of health professionals who apply their expertise to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and all specialities. Together with a range of technical and support staff they may deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social functions.

Additional information

Students with Associate of Science or Arts degree will articulate into the University having met general education requirements with the exception of 6 hours of philosophy and 6 hours of theology. Students will work with an advisor within their discipline to complete a plan of study. The Health Care Science degree is a Career Advantage Program (CAP).