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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.

    Schools

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    Miller-Motte College
    Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.
    Programs Offered:
    • Allied Health Management - Bachelor of Science
    • Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate

     
    Brightwood College

    At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist - Diploma
    • Medical Assistant

     
    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 Billing and Coding Specialist Program
    • Medical Assistant Program

     
    California College San Diego

    The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Specialties (AOS)

     
    Blake Austin College
    Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Administrative Medical Assistant

     
    Charter College

    You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College.

    Programs Offered:
    • Certificate - Medical Assistant

     
    Pima Medical Institute

    Your success is our priority. For more than 40 years, we have dedicated ourselves to healthcare education because we want you to become the best healthcare professional possible.

    Programs Offered:
    • Certificate - Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Certificate - Medical Assistant

     
    Mayfield College
    Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Billing and Coding
    • Medical Assistant

     
    Grand Canyon University
    Join GCU's Colangelo College of Business and start down the path to a successful business career.
    Programs Offered:
    • M.B.A.: Health Systems Management
    • B.S. in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care

     
    Walden University
    Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.
    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)
    • B.S. in Health Studies

     
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