Allied Health

associate of science in allied health

Clarion University's Associate of Science in Allied Health degree enables allied health professionals to get started on the road to career advancement.  This degree is appropriate for individuals who are already credentialed allied health professionals.

The 30 credits of course work required for this degree may be completed online. 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.

Questions?

Renee Bloom, Program Coordinator
Clarion University - Venango 
201 Montgomery Hall, +1 
814 676 6591, ext. 1255

Potential Program Candidates

Health professionals who may qualify for the A.S., Allied Health degree program include:

  • Diploma nurses
  • Surgical technologists
  • Paramedics
  • Ophthalmic medical technicians
  • Dental professionals
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Medical imaging professionals
  • Medical office professionals
  • Medical assistants
  • Physical therapy technicians

 

A.S., Allied Health Curriculum

The A.S., 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

Pre-approved programs for the as, allied health degree program

Graduates of the following allied health educational programs are pre-approved to be awarded the 30 credits of clinical course work required for the Associate of Science, Allied Health.  Completion of an additional 30 credits of general education course work at Clarion University is required to complete the degree program.

Other Programs

Accredited educational programs in allied health that are not listed above may also be appropriate for the AS degree program with a major in Allied Health.  Please read the following information.

Course work completed in other accredited allied health educational programs will be evaluated for transfer on a case-by-case basis by Clarion University's Department of Allied Health and must meet the following criteria:

  1. The educational program must be for an allied health profession that is recognized Clarion University's Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Science.
  2. The allied health educational program from which the applicant has graduated must meet one or both of the following criteria, as determined by Clarion University's Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Science:
  • 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.

For an evaluation to determine if an accredited educational program in allied health will meet the above criteria, please email Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Science.

Admission Criteria and Application

Admission to the AS, Allied Health degree program requires students to meet the standard admission criteria of Clarion University. 

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 Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Science and will be based on the following criteria:

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • must have entailed a minimum of 450 contact hours.

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Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership degree is geared toward those who wish to become health care managers, assume roles in health services management, health care education and medical sales. Demand for health care managers is expected to increase nationally over the next five years.

The B.S. in Allied Health Leadership is a bachelor's degree completion program for individuals who are credentialed health care professionals and who have earned an associate degree in a properly accredited allied health educational program.  The program is also appropriate for those who are credentialed health care professionals and who have completed properly accredited certificate or diploma programs in allied health fields.  The online delivery system accommodates the busy lives of students who are balancing work and family obligations.  This program is offered only online.

Those who would be interested in this degree program include:

• Respiratory therapists
• Occupational therapists
• Medical lab technicians
• Surgical technologists
• Dieticians
• Medical office assistants
• Dental professionals
• Others

Graduates will also be positioned to enter Clarion University's online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program.

The B.S. Allied Health Leadership degree requires completion of 120 credits.

Allied Health Coursework

AH 101: Medical Terminology
AH 301: Research Methods for Health Sciences
AH 401: Allied Health Leadership Capstone Course

Business Coursework

ECON 211: Macroeconomics
ECON 212: Microeconomics
ECON 221: Business Statistics
ACTG 251: Financial Accounting
ACTG 252: Managerial Accounting
MGMT 320: Management Theory and Practice
MGMT 324: Human Resources Management

Liberal Education Coursework

Clinical Coursework - 60 credits

Expedite the Earning of Your Degree
Clarion University offers six academic terms each year that allows students to expedite the earning of their degree. Students may take online courses during the 15-week traditional fall and spring semesters and also complete coursework in shortened academic terms offered in summer and over the winter holidays.

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Last Updated 8/15/17