With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that careers in health care will grow at twice the pace for overall U.S. job growth (by more than 20 percent from 2008 through 2018) a bachelor's degree in allied health studies is a smart choice.
Graduates can qualify for entry-level employment in the health care industry as pharmaceutical reps, medical recruiters, medical device salespeople, public health workers, patient advocates, case workers and more!
The program in Allied Health Studies builds on a strong base of general education courses and includes in-depth perspectives in health and health care delivery. Students gain an understanding of health issues and public health trends, learn to utilize management, organizational and communication skills in health care positions, interpret health care and disease related research and use this information to change and improve health care.
The Program was designed to help meet a growing need for health care personnel in this country. It is expected that United States health care will generate 3 million new jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics)
Students graduating from the Program will be prepared for entry level positions in a variety of health care and health related areas such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, doctor's offices, insurance companies, local, county and federal health care agencies, corporate and commercial settings. They are also prepared for a variety of graduate programs.
Students completing minors within the department are equipped with skills that allow them to be successful in fitness and venues in private, public and professional capacities.
Many schools and colleges are hiring fitness professionals to train their athletes as teams or one on one. As trained coaches, students will have the credibility that is now being required within the industry from town leagues, public and private schools, camps and colleges.
The total credits for the major are: 42
Additional internship option: 44*
Prerequisite for Bus 121 & 200*******
Students may transfer in up to 90 credits. The total major in Allied Health is 42-44. Graduation requirement is 120 credits. Students may be over the "120" credit if they transfer in the complete allowance of 90 credits.
If the student has earned an A.A.S degree from an institution that has an articulation agreement with CSE, they will generally be required to take CSE 200 and Element III for their general education requirements. All transfer students will be assessed individually by the Admissions Office for correct placement in General Education Requirements.
Students who come from a school not within the CSE Articulation agreement will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Students transferring into CSE with an Associate's Degree will be required to take Element III of the College general education program.
Students will complete a mentor guided, culminating research project that begins during the internship and ends in the Senior Seminar course.
Suggested minors for students majoring in Allied Health Studies: