Bachelor of Science in Allied Health
Dr. Ricardo Parker
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 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.
Requirements for the Major (10 courses; 45 quarter units)
Students may choose to complete 6 upper-division electives or the Concentration in Health Informatics.
Upper-Division Electives (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Students must complete a minimum of 27 quarter units (6 courses) of electives to fulfill the upper-division unit requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health. The following are strongly recommended.