Allied Health Sciences
- Major Courses and General Education Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose Allied Health Sciences?
The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is a completion degree for graduates of associate degrees in the 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.
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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm).
For additional information, please contact.
Sheila MacEachron, Department Chair
Brad McCormick, Main Campus Advisor
Roger Daugherty, Main Campus Advisor r
Tracy Glentz, Main Campus Advisor
Lori Jenema, Online Academic Advisor
Department of Health Administration and Health Information
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307