About the Program

Why This Major Is Relevant

The health care industry in the United States is in the midst of historic growth. In 2007, the U.S. spent $2.26 trillion on health care, or 15.2% of the gross domestic product. It is estimated that this percentage will hit 19.5% by 2017. An increase in health services will translate to more career opportunities for allied health professionals. APU’s allied health major uniquely positions graduates to take advantage of this trend.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

Internship experiences are fundamental to the allied health degree and provide an opportunity for hands-on application of classroom learning. Students gain internship experience through agreements with local hospitals, physical therapy clinics, and athletic training clinics. Internship opportunities also provide contacts in the field and ensure that allied health majors graduate with significant, relevant experience on their résumés.

Additionally, students have the option to participate in Team Luke, APU’s Mexico Outreach medical team, and gain practical medical experience within a ministry context.

Physical therapy students who are interested in continuing education can transition smoothly into APU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

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.