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2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health Science (AS)

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Offered at South University, Online Programs.

The associate’s degree program in Allied Health Sciences is  designed to expose students to a broad education in general  studies combined with an emphasis on life science subjects  such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nutrition, and  pathophysiology. It offers students interested in health  careers a knowledge base from which they may achieve  their professional goals. Students within this program may  consider entry into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences or other professional  programs upon graduation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Allied Health Sciences program, students should be able to:

  • • Utilize the principles and theories of the natural, social, behavioral, and health sciences to serve as competent and considerate healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate effective and culturally sensitive written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with individuals, groups and peers in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Identify and apply exemplary ethical and professional behaviors in various healthcare positions and organizations
  • Apply creative and critical thinking skills to identify, explore, and develop alternative solutions for a range of healthcare delivery system issues and challenges.
  • Effectively search, analyze and report on healthcare related data through the application of information technology and health management information systems.

Associate of Science in Allied Health Sciences: 90 Credits

Area I General Education Requirements: 40 Credits

Area II Foundation Requirements: 20 Credits

Area III Major Requirements: 30 Credits


State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

State of Minnesota education requirements consider HIS1101  and HIS1102  to be Social Science coursework; therefore, Minnesota residents are advised to complete an Arts and Humanities course other than HIS1101  or HIS1102  to fulfill their South University Arts and Humanities General Education requirement. Minnesota residents must also complete the following courses to satisfy Minnesota education requirements.

If a student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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