Allied Health Completion Option Curriculum | FAQ's
What is the Allied Health Online Completion Program?
This upper division degree completion option is designed for Allied Health practitioners who have completed a certificate program or Associate's Degree in an allied health profession and desire a Bachelor's degree for career advancement. Students who enter and successfully complete this degree will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science with an option in Allied Health Completion.
The mission of the Allied Health Completion option is to provide additional knowledge in health sciences as a routine completion of a Bachelor's degree for students who have previously completed a certificate program or Associate's degree in an allied health profession.
What will the Allied Health Completion Program prepare me for?
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science will prepare the graduate for leadership and professional practice in health related settings such as:
- Health Service Manager
- Physician's Assistant
- Physical Therapist
- Medical Laboratory Scientist
- And increasingly:
- Radiation Therapist
- Respiratory Therapist
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
The program includes a foundation in general education as well as a broad understanding of health care environments and delivery systems through the health science core curriculum.
Program Features and Benefits
Students may apply 40 allied health training credits (towards the UCCS bachelor's degree) from an accredited certificate program or allied health training that was part of an Associate's Degree from fields such as:
- Radiation technology
- Dental hygiene
- Emergency medical technician
- Respiratory therapy
- Anesthesiologist assistant
- Surgical technology
- Diagnostic medical sonography
- And many more!
Students can choose a pace which best fits their needs. Full-time and part-time options are available.
- The program is structured for the adult learner. All Health Sciences (HSCI) core classes are offered as an online course at least once during the calendar year. Elective classes are also available online. Students who reside in the Colorado Springs area also have the option of taking the core and elective classes on campus. On campus classes are scheduled at times convenient for the working professional as well as traditional students.
- The course of study integrates current knowledge in career-oriented curricula with advanced science and liberal arts education to prepare students for leadership roles in health related professions.
- The student, along with academic advisors, will structure a program which best meets the career goals of the student. There is flexibility within the program to individualize the curricula.
- Students who have completed coursework at another higher education institution (community college, college, university) can have that coursework evaluated for transfer to UCCS to fulfill part of their course requirements for this degree. The course of study provides an opportunity to expand technical expertise along with advanced educational experiences. Skills such as management, health promotion, critical thinking and communication are developed.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Students who have already completed training in an Allied Health field
- Must be currently licensed, certified, or registered in area of practice in Allied Health
- Training must be documented by transcripts
- Training must be from an accredited program
- Must have a minimum of 40 training credits included in the Allied Health training program
How to Apply:
- Complete the Online Transfer Student Application form
- Prepare and submit your portfolio for evaluation to the Health Sciences Department Chair
- Portfolio must contain
- A copy of the transcripts documenting 40 training credits
- A copy of the student's license, certification, or registration to practice in their Allied Health field
- A current resumé
- Follow the instructions for completing the form and ensure that all required documents are delivered by the deadline dates published in the Schedule of Courses.
Notification: After the Office of Admissions and Records receives all required credentials, students will be notified of their admission status. If eligible, the student will receive notification of eligibility for admission. Admission eligibility to the University of Colorado does not constitute a guarantee of enrollment in any specific course or program.
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Last Updated: October 14, 2016