2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Allied Health Sciences

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

Program Requirements

Allied Health Sciences, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • 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.

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 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

 

More Information

Department of Health Administration and Health Information

College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2261

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
3
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