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Allied Health Sciences

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Health Professions

Why Choose Allied Health Education?

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is a completion degree for graduates of associate degrees in the various allied health disciplines who are interested in pursuing a bachelor degree to advance in their chosen profession. The curriculum is designed as a "+2" degree allowing students to transfer 50 credits of professional coursework into the degree. The curriculum includes courses earned during the associate degree, completion of all required general education courses specified by the university, the College of Allied Health Sciences upper level core requirements, and 19 credits of electives. The curriculum has been designed to allow students to develop baccalaureate-level competencies that can be well matched with their intended career and professional goals. The program is offered on-line to accommodate the needs of adult learners.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions that may open doors to other professional opportunities that require a bachelor's degree as the entry level. As the bachelor degree becomes the standard entry-to-practice for many allied health careers, graduates of this program will be prepared to meet this requirement. Likewise graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative career paths.

Graduates who possess both a professional certification in one of the allied health professions and a bachelor degree will face higher job prospects than those with an associate degree only. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm). 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and previously earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university or be enrolled within an associate degree program within the College of Health Professions. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

In order to fulfill graduation requirements, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, earn at least 40 credits at the 300 level or higher, and earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

More Information

College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2270
http://www.ferris.edu

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses

All of the following courses must be completed.
Health Information Systems
3
Trends in Health Care
3
Capstone Project
3
Statistics in Health Care
3

Communication Requirement

One of the following must be taken.
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
or
Small Group Decision Making
3

Allied Health Electives

A total of 19 credit hours must be chosen from the following options.
Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
Public Health Administration
2
Introduction to Gerontology
3
Hlth & Physical Aspcts - Aging
3
Health Care for Older Adults
3
Policies,Issues & Trends-Aging
3
Health Care Law 1
3
International Health Care
3
Health Care Finance 2
3
Health Care Personnel Practice
3
Health Care Supervisory Pract
4
Health Care Law 2
3
Health Care Finance 3
4
Principles of Long Term Care
3
Practice Mgmt in Health Care
3
Biomedical Ethics
3
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3

General Education Requirements

English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Composition
3
Intermediate Algebra
3

Cultural Enrichment Electives

9
Scientific Understanding Electives
8
Social Awareness Electives
9
Minumum credit hours required
120