Online Allied Health Bachelor’s Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Matthew AdeyanjuSuperScholar.org has selected Ferris State University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health as one of the nation’s top online healthcare administration education programs.

The website lists Ferris’ online completion degree 22nd among 50 selected from among all regionally accredited colleges listed by the National Center for Educational Statistics, where distance learning programs for a bachelor’s in healthcare administration, or a related field are offered.

Those schools in the 2016 Smart Choice Rankings have been selected for their accessibility, affordability, flexibility, market reputation and student satisfaction. In the assessment of Ferris’ Allied Health program, Super Scholars.org cited the benefits to students with associate degrees in Respiratory Care, Sonography and other health care fields where no bachelor’s degree is available.

College of Health Professions Dean Matthew Adeyanju said that many of their 250 students in the Allied Health program are working toward their associate degrees, but that this instruction also serves the needs of working professionals.

“It was designed to help them, in terms of getting a promotion and succeeding in their career,” Adeyanju said. “We are pleased to have this recognition of our efforts to support students on campus and those who have taken jobs in healthcare.”

Students are permitted to transfer as many as 50 credits of their professional coursework. The Allied Health online curriculum allows them to diversify their learning to include a certificate in gerontology or include studies in healthcare management, healthcare finance or personnel practices.

PHOTO CAPTION: Matthew Adeyanju has served as dean of Ferris State University’s dean of the College of Health Professions since July, 2012.

Last updated: 02-09-2016