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Schools in the USA

Allied Health and Health Sciences Programs In America

Credential
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

  • Associate in/of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Associate of Science (AS)

  • Diploma/ Certificate


  • Program Length
  • 4 years for bachelor's degree

  • 2 years for associate's degree

  • 1-3 years for diploma

  • 12-52 weeks for certificate


  • Entry
  • Bachelor's degree - direct entry; entry after associate's degree or other college-level study

  • Associate's degree - direct entry

  • Diploma/ certificate - direct entry (some diplomas require prior education in the field)


  • Areas of Study
  • General health studies, public health, medical and clinical laboratory technology

  • Specialization areas include surgical technology, radiologic technology, biotechnology, cytotechnology, nuclear medicine technology, medical sonography, applied gerontology, respiratory care technology, emergency medical sciences, dental hygiene, phlebotomy, medical assisting, occupational and physical therapy aide, health sciences education, communication disorders, social work.


  • Special Features
  • industry internships

  • practicum

  • Specialty simulation labs


  • The human body is a complicated system and there are many ways to take care of it. The range of educational options in allied health and health sciences reflects this complex and fascinating field.

    When it comes to choosing your path, you have lots of possibilities. You can take allied health and health sciences programs at 4-year colleges as well as 2-year community, technical, Christian and career colleges. Universities and community/ technical colleges often have allied health and health sciences-related Schools or Divisions, but there are also specialized allied health and health sciences colleges. Even some colleges specializing in other fields, such as business, may offer allied health and health sciences programs. Available degrees include 4-year bachelor's degrees, such as the Bachelor of Science (BS) with major options such as health professions, applied health studies, dental hygiene, applied gerontology, social work and various medical technologies. A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is another option. Within some of these you have even more choice of different concentrations. For example, within the BS in applied health studies you can take a concentration in emergency medical services, physical fitness specialist, occupational therapy assistant, radiography or surgical technology. Pre-professional programs such as pre-nursing or pre-med may also be available at some allied health and health sciences institutions.

    There are also career colleges that specialize in a similar range of allied health and health sciences programs. While career colleges tend to be more career-oriented, technology-focused and often include business skills training. both community and career colleges offer similar credentials. 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees are available in a range of allied health care fields, such as emergency medical sciences, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine technology, dental hygiene, physical fitness specialist, occupational or physical therapy assistant, surgical technology, health arts and more. Diploma and certificate programs are usually 1-2 year programs in fields such as surgical technology, medical and clinical laboratory technology, emergency medical science, dental assisting, phlebotomy and paramedic technician.

    With small classes, career college facilities are designed for maximum practical clinical experience so graduates are job ready. Completion of some programs means graduates are prepared to take certain national certification examinations, and credits may be transferable towards other college or university programs.

    Human health--both physical and mental--isn't something you can treat after simply reading about in a textbook. At all levels, the curriculum for allied health and health sciences programs generally involves problem-based learning , lecture, theoretical study, lab work, simulation-enhanced education and some kind of clinical placement or practicum.

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    Programs Offered:
    • BS in Health and Wellness

     
    Keiser University Campus

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
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    Remington College

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    Programs Offered:
    • Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding
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    Medical Career Institute - Ocean Township

    Medical Career Institute in Ocean, NJ is your one-stop-shop for medical career training in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  

    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Billing and Coding
    • Clincial Assistant

     
    Southern Technical College

    Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment.

    Programs Offered:
    • A.S. - Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Diploma - Medical Assistant

     
    Keiser University

    Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

    Programs Offered:
    • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science

     
    Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
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    • Medical Billing and Coding
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    Branford Hall Career Institute
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    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Assistant

     
    American Institute

    At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there.

    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Assisting

     
    Blue Cliff College

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    Programs Offered:
    • Health Information Management, Billing and Coding - Diploma
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