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.
- Clinical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.)
- Child Development and Family Studies (B.S.)
- BS Allied Health Science (Concentrations)
- Pre-Speech-Language Pathology (A.S.)
- Child Development
- Physical Therapy Assistant Program
- B.S. LifeStyle Medicine
- CCI – Various Online Certifications related 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.
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
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.
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