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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health Sciences

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Box 70573 (AHLD, CPSC, & RADG)
Phone: (423) 547-4900
Box 70690 (DHYG) (NTFD)
Phone: (423) 439-4497

The Department of Allied Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary department offering courses of study leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Allied Health and Dental Hygiene. Five concentrations are available: Allied Health Leadership, Cardiopulmonary Science, Dental Hygiene, Radiography, and Nutrition and Foods Concentration.

All programs offered in the department call for a high degree of individual motivation, good physical health, and manual dexterity. Instruction is individualized and performance standards are exacting.

One class per year is admitted for Cardiopulmonary Science, Dental Hygiene, and Radiography. Students are required to attend designated consecutive semesters to complete the programs. Allied Health Leadership and Nutrition concentrations have open enrollment throughout the academic year.

The number of students admitted to each of the Allied Health career programs is limited. Admission is based on: successful completion of admission requirements; interview with an admissions committee; and space availability. The number of applicants admitted to each program is determined by several factors, including the number of available seats for clinical experiences, the predicted number of positions available in the health care industry for graduates, and enrollment limitations imposed by accreditation agencies. The limitation in class size and increasing popularity of the programs have created a highly competitive situation for applicants. Applicants will be notified in writing of the actions taken by the respective admission committees.

Students must apply and be admitted to East Tennessee State University. Students must also submit an application to the Allied Health concentration in which they are seeking admission.

Admission Requirements for B.S.

Admission to the cardiopulmonary and radiography professional curriculum is a competitive process and is entirely separate from the student’s admission to ETSU. A limited number of students are admitted annually to each concentration by an admissions committee. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of academic record, personal interview, and clinical observation. Evidence of university admission, updated high school and/or college transcripts, and department application forms must be returned to the departmental office by March 1 for the applicant to be considered by the admissions committee.

To gain admittance to a concentration area, the student must complete all admission, health, and academic requirements. Due to the large number of applicants, limited enrollment, and accreditation standards, all candidates are evaluated through a number of different instruments.

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, Cardiopulmonary Science, and Radiography concentrations, applicants must meet the requirements for admission to ETSU. Prior to being admitted to the professional core, applicants must complete the following requirements:

  1. Maintain a college GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  2. Complete prerequisite general education and other allied health core courses as required by the concentration obtaining a grade of C or better in each course within the first two attempts by the time of admission to the professional core;
  3. Complete an additional minimum of 16 credit hours from the general educational core (not including prerequisite courses) maintaining a college GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Meet specific health and/or essential functions.

Students seeking admission to the Allied Health Leadership concentration must meet the following requirements:

  1. College GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.0 scale on all transferable credit;
  2. Transcript(s) to include proof of graduation from an accredited allied health professional program;
  3. Eligibility for professional licensure in discipline.

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