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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Allied Health Major, B.S. (Allied Health Leadership Concentration)


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College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences


Department of Allied Health Sciences


Allied Health Leadership Concentration


Box 70573
Phone: (423) 547-4903

The Allied Health Leadership concentration is designed to offer students with Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Allied Health fields the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree by using more of their A.A.S. hours than normally transfer to a four-year institution. This concentration allows A.A.S. graduates the opportunity to receive undergraduate credit for allied health professional courses completed at a community college. The B.S. completion program is designed for health care providers in a medical field such as medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, cardiovascular technology, physical therapy assistant, and occupational therapy assistant. This concentration will build upon existing professional knowledge to enhance skills in communications, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and leadership theories. In addition, the concentration will equip graduates with entry-level management, group dynamics, and supervisory skills as they relate to the allied health disciplines. Successful completion of the concentration will increase the mobility of the graduate into leadership positions in their respective profession.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours


Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


Must complete all the following (required lab is listed below the lecture course):

Mathematics


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Allied Health Core: 25 Credit Hours


The following courses are required in this program of study.  Some can also be used to fulfill certain General Education requirements.  If students take other general education courses, they must still satisfy these requirements in the major.

Field Cognate: 0-27 Credit Hours


Note:


Additional General Education Core Credits may be required. Students are recommended to contact Department for A.A.S. transcript evaluation.

The department offers an online program for the Allied Health Leadership Concentration. Students interested in this format should contact the department.

Electives: 3-29 credit hours


Minor: no minor required


Additional Information


Click here to view the Allied Health Leadership Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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