The Allied Health Leadership (AHLD) concentration is designed to offer students with Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in allied health fields the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree by using more of their A.A.S. hours than normally transfer to a four-year institution.
Traditionally, A.A.S. graduates find that many of their allied health credit hours do not transfer to a four-year institution. This concentration allows A.A.S. graduates the opportunity to receive undergraduate credit for allied health professional courses completed at a community college.
The B.S. completion program is designed for health care providers in medical fields such as medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, cardiovascular technology, physical therapy assistant, and occupational therapy assistant. This concentration will build upon their existing professional knowledge to enhance their skills in communications, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and leadership theories.
In addition, the concentration will equip graduates with entry level management, group dynamics, and supervisory skills as they relate to the allied health disciplines. Successful completion of the concentration will increase the mobility of graduates into leadership positions in their respective professions.
The Allied Health Leadership concentration is online and has open enrollment throughout the academic year.