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Allied Health Studies

Program Overview

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that managerial opportunities in health care will grow an estimated 23% between 2012 and 2022, a Bachelor's degree in Allied Health Studies is a smart choice.

The program in Allied Health Studies builds on a strong base of general education courses and includes in-depth perspectives in health and health care delivery. Students gain an understanding of health issues and public health trends, learn to utilize management, organizational and communication skills in health care positions, interpret health care and disease-related research and use this information to change and improve health care.


  • Act as motivated members of the health care profession dedicated to assessing and addressing the health care needs of society and improving health and wellness for individuals, groups and populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and values related to missions, management and outcomes of complex health care organizations and delivery systems.
  • Effectively communicate verbally, visually, electronically and in written forms to encompass all levels of communication from mass media communication levels to the individual interpersonal communication levels.
  • Apply cross-cultural and global perspectives in various aspects of health care as appropriate.
  • Synthesize and apply critical decision making skills to health related problems, using problem solving skills and ethical guidelines.


Students graduating from the program will be prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of health care and health related areas such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, doctor's offices, insurance companies, local, county and federal health care agencies, corporate and commercial settings. They are also prepared for a variety of graduate programs.