Catalog 2020-2021

Allied Health Major

Students who wish to pursue graduate or professional training in allied health fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or physician assistant are encouraged to enroll in this program. Coursework for this program is primarily sequential and field experiences are recommended; it is highly recommended that students meet with their faculty advisor to plan their progress through the program.

Upon completion of this program, the student will have earned a B.S. degree in allied health. Students will choose one of three specific concentrations within the allied health major including physical therapy sciences, occupational therapy sciences, or medical sciences. The undergraduate program helps the student fulfill many prerequisites necessary to apply to graduate and professional programs in the allied health professions. Graduate and professional programs have a variety of required prerequisite courses. In order to complete all prerequisites and the courses needed for graduation, students must work closely with their faculty advisor regarding course selection and satisfaction of the Baccalaureate Experience requirements outlined in this catalog.

Students enrolled in the allied health program may receive preferential application status to The University of St. Augustine’s health professions programs. For more information, contact the program coordinator at The University of Tampa.

General Curriculum Distribution

The General Curriculum Distribution requirements are contained in the academic programs section. Students pursuing a B.S. with a major in allied health must complete all General Curriculum Distribution requirements, with the following stipulations: 
  1. For the physical therapy sciences concentration, each student must have credit in BIO 198 and CHE 152–153L as part of the natural science component of the General Curriculum Distribution.
  2. For the occupational therapy sciences concentration, each student must have credit in BIO 198 and CHE 152–153L as part of the natural sciences component of the General Curriculum Distribution.
  3. For the medical sciences concentration, each student must have credit in BIO 198 and CHE 152–153L as part of the natural science component of the General Curriculum Distribution.
  4. As part of the social science component, each allied health student must have credit in either ECO 204 or ECO 205.

Degree Requirements

Required courses for the program in allied health:

HSC 100Personal and Family Health

3

HSC 130Medical Terminology

3

HSC 200Introduction to Allied Health Professions

2

HSC 203Nutrition

3

HSC 230Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

HSC 234Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

1

HSC 231Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

HSC 235Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1

HSC 250Emergency Medical Response

3

HSC 350Biostatistics

4

HSC 360Principles of Epidemiology in Exercise and Public Health

4

HSC 491Seminar in Allied Health

3

PSY 101General Psychology

4

Total Credit Hours:37

PSY 101: meets General Distribution requirement.

Each student must choose 1 of the 3 concentrations listed below (Physical Therapy Sciences, Occupational Therapy Sciences, or Medical Sciences).