Allied Health B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

Allied Health professionals are a segment of the medical field that deliver services involving the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation; and health systems management.  It is estimated that 60% of these individuals make up the total United States health workforce.  Some of the professions represented within this broad definition are dietitians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

Increasing percentages of healthcare related positions are requiring post-baccalaureate degrees.  The Allied Health major offered by Mayville State University is designed to give students the necessary educational background for those graduates to pursue an advanced degree.  Learners will have the opportunity to explore the different fields of allied health, develop an understanding of the sciences (chemistry, physics, and biology) relevant to the various professions, and apply that knowledge in more advanced courses.

The Allied Health program prepares students to establish a broad foundation with which can enter into many advanced degree programs that are often required in order to professionally practice in allied medical fields.  

Allied Health majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses are required: PSYC 111 and SOC 110. Additional requirements include (BIOL 111, BIOL 111L, or BIOL 150, BIOL 150L), BIOL 220, BIOL 220L, HPER 100HPER 200 and HPER 210.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

A student majoring in Allied Health must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination (AH 476S) prior to graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Through the demonstration and application of discipline specific concepts, HPER students will serve as advocates for fitness.
  • SLO 2: HPER students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline specific population.
  • SLO 3:  HPER students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline specific population engagement and learning.
  • SLO 4: HPER students will assess individual understanding of discipline specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement.

Requirements

Core Courses

AH 205Medical Terminology

1

AH 280Introduction to Allied Health Professions

2

AH 341Epidemiology in Exercise and Health

3

AH 431Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions I

2

AH 432Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions II

2

AH 476SComprehensive Review/Exam - Allied Health

1

BIOL 221Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 221LAnatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

HPER 207Prevention & Care Of Injuries

3

HPER 217Personal & Community Health

2

HPER 222Nutrition

3

HPER 306Introduction to Injury Evaluation

3

HPER 340Modern Issues and Materials In Health

3

HPER 402Exercise Physiology

4

HPER 415Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance

3

HPER 430Methods of Appraisal, Testing and Prescription of Exercise

3

HPER 441Applied Kinesiology

3

HPER 442Field Experience And Practicum

2

MATH 323Probability & Statistics

3

NURS 310Nursing Informatics and Heath Care Technologies

2

NURS 370Evidence-based Practice

3

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 370Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

3