The Department of Allied Health provides quality Christian education that emphasizes faith and learning, service learning, critical thinking skills, cultural competence, and principles that can be applied to healthcare, family, and personal ethical behavior.

It is our purpose to provide undergraduate education for future Christian healthcare providers in the disciplines of clinical laboratory sciences, dietetics, human development and family studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and speech language pathology. The department prepares graduates for licensure and/or entrance into graduate professional programs in health care and family services. This education will respond to current and future healthcare market demands for minority healthcare providers and family specialists.

MEET FACULTY

MAJORS:

  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.)
  • Child Development and Family Studies (B.S.)
  • BS Allied Health Science (Concentrations)
    Pre-Physician Assistant
    Pre-Physical Therapy
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Speech-Language Pathology (A.S.)

MINORS:

  • Child Development

UPCOMING DEGREES/CERTS:

  • Physical Therapy Assistant Program
  • B.S. LifeStyle Medicine
  • CCI – Various Online Certifications realted to HealthCare Profession

SOME COURSES YOU MAY TAKE:

BI 111-112 : Human Anatomy and Physiology

This course is designed for those not majoring in the biological sciences such as nursing and allied health majors. It is a basic study of the structure and function of the human organism, including the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Three hours of laboratory are required each week. Does not apply toward a major or minor in biology.

4 HOURS

BI 221 : Microbiology

The nature of bacteria and disease-producing organisms with their habits and methods of reproduction and the relationship of these organisms to disease in the human body are studied. Three hours of laboratory are required each week. Does not apply toward a major or minor in Biology. Prerequisite: BI 112

4 HOURS

BI 321 : Genetics

A study of principles of inheritance in all living organisms will be undertaken. Classical, molecular, and non-Mendelian genetics will be studied. Three hours of laboratory are required each week. Prerequisites: BI 132 and CH 312 or BI 241 and CH 311.

3 HOURS

SCHOOL NEWS

Alumni News

Camille Moore '16, (pictured to the right of former President Obama), will graduate with a Masters of Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College School of information Systems in May, 2018. After graduating from Oakwood with a BA in international studies,...

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Happy New Year 2018

Greetings from Dr. Cynthia Powell-Hicks, '76 , President of the Oakwood University Alumni Association (2nd from left), and her family: (l-r) James Rodriques '13 ; Kyndall Powell Hicks Rodriques, '14 ; Dr. Calvin Hicks (seated); Dr. Allycin Powell-Hicks White, '05;...

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

“This department creates a nurturing academic environment where the student feels appreciated and communication between professor and student is always open.”

April Taylor
CLASS OF 2013

“This department is like a family.”

Kayla Berry
CLASS OF 2014

“This department has provided me with many great opportunities to achieve my career goals.”

Jocelyn Woodson
CLASS OF 2016