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Allied Health Sciences

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

Why Choose Allied Health Sciences?

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is a degree for graduates of associate degrees in various healthcare disciplines who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree to advance in their chosen profession. FSU students may enter the degree while pursuing their healthcare-related associate degree.

The curriculum is designed to allow 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 Health Professions 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's degree becomes the standard entry-to-practice for many allied healthcar3 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's degree will face higher job prospects than those with an associate degree only. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. ( 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, students must

  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • be enrolled or have earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must have

  • a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • earned a minimum of 30 credit hours from Ferris State University
  • earned at least 40 credit hours at the 300-level or higher. Students are encouraged to complete 300-level or higher courses in the general education and elective categories to meet this graduation requirement (see an advisor for assistance course selection).
  • earned an associate's degree in a health-related, professional, or clinical program. 

For additional information, please contact.

Sheila MacEachron, Department Chair


Brad McCormick, Main Campus Advisor


Roger Daugherty, Main Campus Advisor


Tracy Glentz, Main Campus Advisor


Lori Jenema, Online Academic Advisor

More Information

Department of Health Administration and Health Information

College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-22611

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses

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

Communication Requirement

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

Allied Health Electives

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

General Education Requirements

English 1
English 2
Advanced Composition
Intermediate Algebra

Cultural Enrichment Electives

Scientific Understanding Electives
Social Awareness Electives
Minumum credit hours required