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Allied Health Sciences CAHS

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): College of Health Professions

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
COHP 300 Health Information Systems 3
COHP 471 Trends in Health Care 3
COHP 499 Capstone Project 3
COHP 350 Statistics in Health Care 3
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making 3
*Allied Health Electives Choose from: 14
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
COHP 317 Public Health Administration 2
COHP 351 Introduction to Gerontology 3
COHP 352 Hlth & Physical Aspcts - Aging 3
COHP 353 Health Care for Older Adults 3
COHP 354 Policies,Issues & Trends-Aging 3
HCSA 202 Health Care Law 1 3
HCSA 210 3
HCSA 225 International Health Care 3
HCSA 310 Health Care Finance 2 3
HCSA 326 Health Care Personnel Practice 3
HCSA 336 Health Care Supervisory Pract 3
HCSA 402 Health Care Law 2 3
HCSA 410 Health Care Finance 3 4
HCSA 460 Principles of Long Term Care 3
HCSA 475 Practice Mgmt in Health Care 3
PHIL 320 Biomedical Ethics 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
Cultural Enrichment 9
Scientific Understanding 8
Social Awareness 9
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for graduation

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 where there is no discipline specific bachelors degree available. The curriculum is designed as a "+2" degree allowing students to transfer 50 credits of professional coursework into the degree. The curriculum includes courses completed 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 14 credits of allied health electives. The curriculum has been designed to allow students to pursue different avenues during their degree completion: a certificate in gerontology; a broad general exposure to health care management; specialization in health care finanace; or a specialization in personnel practices in health care. The program will be offered off-campus and on-line to accommodate the needs of adult learners in sites other than Big Rapids.

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

Graduates of the program will be able to pursue positions that require a bachelor's degree as the entry level. In addition, they will be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative career paths.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, students must have a previously earned associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university or be enrolled within an associate cegree program within the College of Allied Health Sciences, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Graduation Requirements

In order to fulfill graduation requirements, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. a minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Ferris State University.

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College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2270

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