The allied health profession refers to occupations that support, aid, and increase the efficiency of the physician, dentist, or primary healthcare specialist. Allied health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management. The Bachelor of Science Major in Allied Health degree program provides a broad-based foundation in global and national healthcare issues and trends, ethical and legal issues, health promotion and disease prevention, evidence-based practice, allied healthcare research, healthcare systems management, and healthcare based informatics. The program is designed to articulate with Associate of Arts allied health related degree programs at community colleges. It prepares graduates with additional knowledge, skills, and values to advance in the allied health profession; meet societal and healthcare delivery demands; and work in a variety of settings with diverse patients, families, and communities. Graduates are prepared to assume supervisory, management, and/or educational positions. In addition, successful completion of this program allows students to pursue graduate education in the healthcare field.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Assess the relative health effects of environment, socioeconomic conditions, behavior, health services, and biology.
- Explain how a team approach that is coordinated, comprehensive and continuous facilitates successful treatment outcomes.
- Compare and contrast a medical model of healthcare delivery with a health promotion and disease prevention approach.
- Explain the process of active participation in healthcare from a provider, patient, family, and community perspective.
- Assess the impact of effective and ineffective applications of technology in health services.
- Analyze health services from social, workforce, financial, regulatory, technological, and organizational viewpoints.
- Commit to a code of professional ethics when providing services to clients, families and communities under all circumstances.
- Utilize culturally competent strategies and practices that respect the cultural, social, religious, racial, and ethnic diversity of the patient and family regarding disease and their health.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Allied Health, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding admission and evaluation. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
- HSC 310 Issues & Trends in Healthcare
- BST 322 Intro to Biomedical Statistics
- GER 310 Healthy Aging
- HSC 400 Mgmt for Health Professionals
- HSC 300 Legal/Ethical Issues & Hlth Pr
- HSC 330 Health Education & Promotion
- HSC 410 Informatics for Health Profs
- HSC 420 Healthcare Research
- HSC 430 Case and Outcomes Management
- HSC 440 Allied Health Capstone Project
- HTM 520 Health Information Exchange
- HTM 552 EHR Meaningful Use
- HTM 460 Health IT Virtual Simulation
- COH 320 Chronic & Communicable Disease
- COH 310 Culture and Health
- COH 321 Health Behavior
- BIO 305 Genetics
- HTM 310 Health Informatics
- HCA 402 Intro to HA QA Management
- CIS 301 Mgmt Information Systems