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Graduates with an associate degree in dental hygiene, emergency medical services, respiratory care, medical assisting technology, medical laboratory technology, or in any medical/health related discipline (for example, radiological technology, physical therapy assistant, or dietetics) will be admitted to the BSAS in allied health program as juniors.

Graduates of non-accredited or diploma-based programs will be admitted provisionally and placed at a level determined by an evaluation of their program academic transcripts.

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
STAT 2625Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning4
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences6
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
AHLT 1500Introduction to Online Learning in Health Professions3
Major Requirements
AHLT 3704Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences3
AHLT 3708Preventive Public Health Care3
AHLT 3711Health Care Information Systems3
AHLT 4806Research Methods3
AHLT 4810Management Skills for Health Professionals3
AHLT 4820Directed Research3
AHLT 5807Epidemiology3
AHLT 5840Comparative Health Systems3
Allied Health Electives
Select 6 s.h. from the following:6
Clinical Informatics for the Healthcare Provider
Elements of Urban Environmental Health Practices
Pathology of Infectious Diseases
Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Special Topics
Stress and the Health Care Professional
Health Education for Allied Health
Environmental Health Concerns
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (YSU Only)
Industrial Hygiene
Environmental Regulations
Select 48 s.h. of 3700 or higher upper division courses.
Minor (Optional) or Electives
Select a minimum of 18 s.h.18
Total Degree Hours 120 sh

Pre-admission counseling is required for students seeking entry to the BSAS in Allied Health. For greater detail on program content or admissions, students should contact the Department of Health Professions.

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the major in allied health are as follows:

  • Students will conduct a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method research project involving data collection and analysis.
  • Students will utilize current technologies such as computer and online systems/services to access and communicate information.
  • Students will be able to analyze health care-related issues.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.