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Schools in the USA

Allied Health and Health Sciences Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The College or School in which you are studying will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in an allied health or health sciences major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major, you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some allied health and health sciences majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate's degrees can also have majors, for instance a Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Certificate programs do not have majors as such. Rather, they carry a designation (for instance a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging) which is much more specific than a degree title. Often, students in a community college or career college program--sometimes all the students in the department--will take a common set of core foundational courses in the first year (or term, in the case of shorter programs) which then enables them to pursue a specialized area of study. But generally, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

 
Southern California Health Institute
Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assistant Program
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program

 
Ashford University
You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs Offered:
  • BA/Health and Wellness

 
Grand Canyon University
Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
Programs Offered:
  • M.B.A.: Health Systems Management
  • B.S. in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care

 
American InterContinental University Online
Healthcare Management programs at the bachelor and master’s level, with undergraduate specializations in health services administration and gerontology management.
Programs Offered:
  • Master's – Healthcare Management

 
Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

 
Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • And more...

 
Stratford Career Institute
Earn Your Diploma from Home!
Programs Offered:
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Medical Billing Specialist

 
Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Health

 
Centura College

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Allied Health Management
  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting-Concentration in Clinical Support
  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting-Concentration in Management

 
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