At a Glance

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APU’s allied health major provides students with a scientific foundation for future endeavors. The degree is tailored to students who wish to go directly into physical therapy, physician assistant, or other graduate-level allied health programs.

Students can choose this as an alternate major to biology within applied sciences if they desire a career in health care. They will get a similar background as a sports physiology major at other institutions, including hands-on anatomy experience within a human cadaver lab.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an allied health major if you:

  • Want preparation for a physical therapy or physician’s assistant graduate program.
  • Are interested in health and medicine but don’t necessarily want to become a doctor or nurse.
  • Would like an alternative to a major in biology.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.