Allied Health

Allied Health Degree

The Associate of Science with a concentration in Allied Health degree provides a matriculation option for students not successful in completing a Bachelor's level Health Professions degree (BSAT, BSN, BHS).

The elective courses listed in the AS with a concentration in Allied Health for the concentration areas of Allied Health, Athletic Training, and Nursing can be used to populate an Allied Health concentration for the the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) with permission of the appropriate program director. The BA/BS with an IDS major must constitute at least 124 total hours and follow the competencies and requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog.

NU and AT course can be taken only when the student is actively enrolled in the particular degree program. The student may not enroll in these courses if she or he has not been accepted into or has been dismissed from the degree program. Additional courses from the Athletic Training and Nursing educational programs may be applied toward the Allied Health concentration for the BA/BS with an IDS major with permission of the appropriate program director.

Allied Health Minor - 18 hours

9 hours Allied Health, minimum
9 hours electives from:
Allied Health (any, in addition to the 9 hours of AH coursework indicated above)
Athletic Training (any)
Biology (BI101, BI106, BI107, BI205, BI305, BI306, BI309, BI317)
Chemistry (CH107, CH111, CH317, CH341, CH342)
Education (ED264)
Health Sciences (any)
Physical Education (PE203, PE324, PE327)
Nursing (any)

Allied Health Courses

See related course listings under Athletic Training and Nursing.

AH100 Introduction to Occupational Therapy. 2 hours. This course provides the student with the foundational concepts of occupational therapy (OT), an overview of the occupational therapy process, an understanding of how theory relates to practice, delineation of roles for the OTA and basic SOAP note writing techniques. This course is intended to provide students interested in the OTA program of study with an essential introduction to the profession. This course includes interactive opportunities providing the student opportunity to obtain a feeling for the profession to determine if the practice of OT is the right professional fit. 

AH200 Introduction to Adaptation Nursing. 2 hours (2 lecture).  This course reviews the legal underpinnings of the profession of nursing and human developmental concepts. Basic communication skills pertinent to therapeutic communication utilized in healthcare are explored. The nursing process is explained and the student is introduced to Roy’s Adaptation Model. Lab sessions introduce the student to basic skills required by professional nurses. Lecture/Discussion/Lab. This course is a prerequisite to all CLAS nursing courses. 2 lecture hours. Offered in Spring, Fall, and Summer.

AH200L This lab course is required as concurrent enrollment with AH200 Introduction to the Adaptation Nursing Model for all non-CNA and non-LPN students as a prerequisite to all CLAS nursing courses. Lab sessions introduce the student to basic skills required by professional nurses for the practice setting. Each student has one hour a week of guided practice and is expected to schedule one hour, at least, of independent practice each week. At times, students will desire additional independent lab practice time and opportunities for this are available. Each student must reserve equipment/bed/manikin for independent practice with the Simulation Lab Coordinator. 1 credit hour. Offered in Spring, Fall, and Summer.

AH212 Medical Terminology. 3 hours. The purpose of this class is to familiarize the student with typical medical terminology, how these terms are constructed, and the meaning of pertinent prefixes and suffices associated with the technical healthcare language. Only available online. Spring.

AH260 Special Problems. 1-5 hours. Independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

AH314 Pathophysiology. 3 hours. This course will examine altered physiologic functions and their effects on adaptation. The roles of heredity and the changing environment on physical function are emphasized. Cross-listed with BI314. Prerequisites: BI107, BI205, and BI305. Spring.

AH316 Data Analysis for Nursing Practice. 3 hours. This course focuses on statistical data and terminology as it applies to nursing research. Students will learn the importance of statistics in performing data analysis and will be introduced to basic statistical procedures. Prerequisite: MA103 (or MA101/102). Recommended: MA105 Elementary Statistics. Only available online.

AH318 Basic Nursing Informatics and Application Level Study and Testing Strategies. 1 hour.  The purpose of this course is to expose first-semester BSN students to the basics of electronic documentation systems used in healthcare provision.  Students will also be exposed to study and test-taking strategies that are appropriate for application-level testing, which is the testing methodology used predominately in nursing education.  In the latter half of this course, students will have the opportunity weekly to review individualized educational or remediation materials in order to better utilize these strategies.

AH324 Anatomy and Kinesiology for Health Professions. 4 hours. The study of human anatomy and movement principles as applied to health professions for injury evaluation, rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment. Analysis of movement from the study of anatomical structures and mechanical principles of the human body. Pre-requisite: BI107 Human Anatomy or BI109.  Fall.

AH360 Special Problems. 1-5 hours. Independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

AH418 Individualized Remediation Strategies for Nursing Students. 1 hour. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the weekly opportunity to review individualized educational or remediation materials in an instructor-assisted setting.