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Allied Health and Health Sciences Programs In America

CredentialBachelor of Science (BS)Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Associate in/of Applied Science (AAS) Associate of Science (AS) Diploma/ CertificateProgram Length 4 years for bachelor's degree 2 years for associate's degree 1-3 years for diploma 12-52 weeks for certificateEntry 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 ...Read More[+]
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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    Southern California Health Institute  Campus
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    Kaplan University  Campus

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    Keiser University Campus  Campus

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

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    CollegeAmerica  Campus
    Other colleges make promises. CollegeAmerica delivers.
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    Stevens-Henager  Campus

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    Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

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    South University, Online Programs  Campus

    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

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    California College San Diego  Campus

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    Rasmussen College  Campus

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