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

Department Information

Department of Allied Health Sciences
PO Box 70573
Phone: (423) 439-5050
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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. credits 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.

Admissions Requirements

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

  • College GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (developmental studies grades/quality points excluded)
  • Official transcripts and proof of graduation from an accredited allied health Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or certificate program (i.e. Med Lab Tech, Medical Assistant, OTA, PTA) 
  • Licensed or eligible for professional licensure in discipline.

Regular meetings with the academic advisor for this program are strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 49 credits
     Major Core    (20 credits)
     Bridge    (5 credits)
    Concentration    (24 credits)
Field Cognate 1-15 credits
Free Electives 15-29 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ALHE-BS (AHLD)  

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Allied Health Major: 49 credits

Field Cognate: 1-15 credits

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 15-29 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.