At a Glance

Program units

64-68

Accreditation

WASC

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Allied Health Degree

APU's Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Allied Health provide an environment where undergraduate students can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith into their future careers as allied health professionals. The major comprises a curriculum consistent with the requirements for a broad range of allied health careers.

Specifically, the B.A. provides most of the prerequisites for careers or graduate work in cytotechnology, entry-level master’s in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, and radiation technology. Due to changing health care policies and practices, these fields are expected to expand by approximately 35% in the next 10 years.

The B.S. degree meets most of the prerequisites for careers in chiropractic, clinical laboratory science, and physician assistance. Coursework for the major combines foundational biological, chemical, and physical knowledge with a variety of applied topics including psychology, math, and electives tailored to the student’s postgraduate goals. In addition, students can acquire hands-on anatomy experience in a human cadaver lab.

Pathway from Education to Vocation

Download the Allied Health Major Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.

Allied Health Major Brochure (PDF)

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an allied health major if you:

  • Want preparation for a physician assistant, physical therapy, or occupational therapy graduate program.
  • Enjoy interacting with and helping people.
  • Want undergraduate preparation for a broad range of allied health fields.
  • Are interested in health and medicine but don’t necessarily want to become a doctor or dentist.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.