BS in Allied Health SciencesAdmission
The purpose of the BS in Allied Health Sciences is to provide students with a multidisciplinary foundation in health sciences and the allied health professions to prepare them for careers in the healthcare industry. The Allied Health Sciences program will prepare students for varied non-clinical careers in healthcare in addition to preparing them for competitive application to graduate programs in healthcare disciplines such as Public Health, Genetic Counseling, and Physical Therapy (through coordination with the Movement Science program in Kinesiology) among others. Students can choose from a wide range of courses across diverse healthcare professions and topics to develop a plan of study unique to their interests can career goals.
Students will have the opportunity to plan an individualized pathway to specific allied health professions careers by meeting core health sciences requirements and/or associated pre-professional program prerequisites within the 124 credit hour requirements of this major. Students pursuing a B.S. in Allied Health Sciences can also pursue emphasis tracks including Health and Fitness, Speech-Language Pathology, Movement Science, or Social Work. The flexibility of the Allied Health Science degree plan also allows students the possibility to transition into one of the existing undergraduate majors in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences prior to their junior year (BS in Kinesiology, BS in Speech-Language Pathology, or BS in Social Work).
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