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Allied Health Sciences

Take Your Healthcare Career Further

Take your associate degree in a healthcare field further with our Allied Health Sciences (AHS) bachelor's degree completion program. Designed specifically for students who have already earned or are currently pursuing an associate degree, the AHS program will prepare you for leadership roles and advancement in a wide range of healthcare disciplines. 

  • Accelerate your education by transferring up to 50 credit hours of professional coursework into the program. 
  • Customize your degree by taking courses that align with your professional goals. Your required courses will help you build a foundation that moves you forward.
  • Take advantage of online program courses that will work around the busy schedule of a working healthcare professional.

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Program Details

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    • 2.50 Cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Students must have previously earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university or be enrolled within an associate degree program within the College of Health Professions at Ferris State University.

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • 2.50 Cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Students must have previously earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university or be enrolled within an associate degree program within the College of Health Professions at Ferris State University.
  •  Faculty and Staff
  •  Key Courses

    The Allied Health Sciences program allows you to customize your degree to your specific career goals. Here you will find just a few of the courses you could choose from.

    • Public Health Organizations
    • Biomedical Ethics
    • Health Care Supervisory Practices
    • Health and Physical Aspects of Aging
    • Health Care Law
    • Health Care Finance
  •  Locations
    • Big Rapids (Main Campus)
    • Online

Who is The Program For?

The AHS program is for anyone who is ready to become a leader in their healthcare field. The customizable curriculum allows you to build a program that takes your career where you want it go. The AHS program is a great choice if you have already completed an associate degree in a wide-range of specialties, including:

  •  Specialties Suited to the AHS Program
    • Anesthesia technician
    • Anesthesiologist assistants
    • Athletic training
    • Audiology
    • Blood bank technology specialist
    • Cardiovascular perfusion technology
    • Cardiovascular technicians
    • Clinical lab technician
    • Lab technician
    • Medical lab technician
    • Community health worker
    • CT technologist
    • Cytotechnology
    • Dental hygiene
    • Dental Assistant
    • Diagnostic medical sonography / ultrasound
    • Dietitian / nutritionist
    • Electrocardiogram technician / ECG tech
    • Emergency medical sciences / EMT
    • Exercise physiology
    • Genetics
    • Health administration
    • Health care advocate
    • Health care interpreter
    • Health information management
    • Home care assistant
    • Massage therapist
    • Medical assistant
    • Medical coder
    • Medical records
    • Medical scribe
    • Medical transcriptionist
    • Medical technology
    • Mental health
    • Midwife
    • MRI technologists
    • Music therapist
    • Nuclear medicine technology
    • Nursing assistant
    • Occupational therapy
    • Operating room technician / Surgical technologist
    • Pharmacy technician
    • Physical therapy
    • Physical therapy assistant
    • Physician assistant
    • Radiation therapy technology
    • Radiography
    • Rehabilitation counseling
    • Respiratory therapy
    • Speech-language pathology
    • Sterile processing technician

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions that may open doors to other professional opportunities that require a bachelor's degree as the entry level. As the bachelor degree becomes the standard entry-to-practice for many allied health careers, graduates of this program will be prepared to meet this requirement. Likewise, graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative career paths.

Graduates who possess both a professional certification in one of the allied health professions and a bachelor degree will face higher job prospects than those with an associate degree only. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm).