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 allied health major comprises a rigorous curriculum in modern biology and is consistent with the requirements for a broad range of allied health careers.

Specifically, the BA 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.

The BS 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.

Note: Entry requirements differ among graduate schools and job opportunities. Students are responsible to research the requirements of graduate programs and professions in which they are interested.

Pathway from Education to Vocation

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

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.
  • Enjoy direct patient care.
Thinking about Majoring in Allied Health?

Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential Program

Students in the BA in Liberal Studies, BS in Allied Health, or BA in Mathematics who are interested in teaching also have the option to earn a preliminary California teaching credential through APU’s Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential Program. In just four years, including one or two summers, you can complete both your bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential that pairs with your particular subject area. Service-learning projects, field experiences, and student teaching opportunities prepare you to start a career teaching in K-12 public schools. Learn more about the Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential Program.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.