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BS in Allied Health

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
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San Diego
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San Diego
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Program description

BS in Allied Health

Supporting the efforts of physicians, dentists, or primary healthcare specialists is an exacting and critical job. The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health program will prepare you for success in this field. Coursework includes a broad-based foundation in global and national healthcare issues and trends, ethical and legal issues, health promotion and disease prevention, evidence-based practice, allied healthcare research, healthcare systems management, and healthcare-based informatics. You’ll gain the skills, knowledge, and values to advance in the allied health profession and to work in a variety of settings with diverse patients, families, and communities.

As a graduate, you’ll be ready to seek a supervisory, management, or educational position that is key to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders. You may opt to work in dietary and nutrition services or rehabilitation and health systems management. Whatever vocational road you choose, this degree will ground you in the knowledge needed to perform at the highest level and for the good of colleagues and patients.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Requirements for the Major

  • Issues & Trends in Healthcare
  • Intro to Biomedical Statistics
  • Healthy Aging
  • for Health Professionals
  • Legal/Ethical Issues & Hlth. Pr.
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Informatics for Health Profs.
  • Healthcare Research
  • Case and Outcomes Management
  • Allied Health Capstone Project

Concentration in Health Informatics

Requirements for the Concentration

  • Information Systems
  • Health Information Exchange
  • EHR Meaningful Use
  • Health IT Virtual Simulation
  • Health Informatics
  • Intro to HA QA Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the relative health effects of environment, socioeconomic conditions, behavior, health services, and biology.
  • Explain how a team approach that is coordinated, comprehensive, and continuous facilitates successful treatment outcomes.
  • Explain the process of active participation in healthcare from a provider, patient, family, and community perspective.
  • Assess the impact of effective and ineffective applications of technology in health services.
  • Analyze health services from social, workforce, financial, regulatory, technological, and organizational viewpoints.
  • Utilize culturally competent strategies and practices that respect the cultural, social, religious, racial, and ethnic diversity of the patient and family regarding disease and their health.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities in fields like these:

  • Nursing
  • Health informatics
  • Public health
  • Healthcare administration
  • Radiation therapy
  • Healthcare analytics
  • Clinical affairs

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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