Clarion University's Associate of Science degree with a major in Allied Health enables allied health professionals to get started on the road to career advancement through the attainment of academic degrees.
Clarion University recognizes the value of an allied health professional's clinical education and acquired professional expertise and therefore awards credit for completion of a formal, accredited educational program in an allied health field.*
The 30 credits of course work required for the AS, Allied Health degree may be completed online.
Potential Program Candidates
Health professionals who may qualify for the AS, Allied Health degree program include the following:
Ophthalmic medical technicians
Medical imaging professionals
Medical office professionals
Physical therapy technicians
For a list of allied health educational programs that have been pre-approved for the AS, Allied Health, click here.
AS, Allied Health Curriculum
The AS, Allied Health degree program requires completion of a total of 60 credits as follows:
- 30 credits of science and general education course work that must be earned from Clarion University
- 30 credits that are awarded for completion of a formal, accredited allied health educational diploma program (see "Evaluation of Clinical Course Work" below)
|I.||Liberal Education Skills|
|A. English Composition||3 cr|
|B. Math Competency||3 cr|
|C. Liberal Education Elective||3 cr|
|II.||Liberal Knowledge||15 cr|
|Choose courses from at least 2 of the following 3 categories. At least 3 credits must come from Category A for a total of 15 credits.|
|A. Physical and Biological Sciences|
|B. Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|C. Arts and Humanities|
|III.||General Education Electives||
|IV.||Approved Allied Health Professional Training||30 cr|
Evaluation of Clinical Course Work
*Credits for completion of clinical course work will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Clarion's Department of Allied Health and will be based on the following criteria:
The educational program must be for an allied health profession that is recognized by the American Medical Association as a health care profession.
The allied health educational program from which the applicant has graduated must meet one or both of the following criteria:
The educational program must hold accreditation in good standing with a formal national programmatic accrediting agency widely acceptable to the specific allied health profession and formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The educational program must be offered in a post-secondary institution of higher learning that has accreditation in good standing with a regional accreditor formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
*The allied health educational program from which the applicant has graduated must have entailed a minimum of 450 contact hours.
Admission Criteria and Application
Admission to the AS, Allied Health degree program requires students to meet the standard admission criteria of Clarion University.
To apply online to Clarion University, click here.