Allied Health, B.S.

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is to provide an academically stimulating and challenging environment for intellectual and spiritual growth, preparing students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in allied health fields.

Degree Program

A Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree is offered upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements. The major offers one concentration: Pre-Occupational Therapy.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the scientific method in research (ULO 3).
  2. Explain the scientific basis of patient evaluation and treatment decisions in a variety of healthcare settings (ULO 1).
  3. Distinguish the unique and integrated function of human organs and body systems (ULO 1).
  4. Integrate faith and scientific knowledge to practice science with integrity, steward creation, and articulate the merit of their worldview (ULO 2).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Admission Recommendations

Recommended high school courses are: one year of biology, one year of chemistry, three years of mathematics, and two years of foreign language. Advanced Placement (AP) science courses may not be used to fulfill science requirements for this degree.

Graduate/Professional School Requirements

Students should be aware that most graduate programs and many professional schools require an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 and that grades of "C" or better were earned for all science courses. In addition, they will not accept Advanced Placement science credit to fulfill the entrance requirements.

Curriculum Requirements

Pre-Occupational Therapy (66 Total Credits)

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree offers one concentration: Pre-Occupational Therapy.

Program Courses 

Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses
Allied Health majors meet the Core Curriculum requirements in science, mathematics, and behavioral science.
PHIL 215 is strongly recommended and meets the Core Philosophy requirement.
Program Core Courses
BIOS 112Fundamentals of Organismal Biology3
BIOS 114Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOS 200Sophomore Writing Seminar1
BIOS 254Human Anatomy4
BIOS 281Physiology4
or BIOS 381 Advanced Physiology
BIOS 346Medical Terminology1
BIOS 355Environmental Health: An Ecological Perspective4
CHEM 105General Chemistry I4
or CHEM 120 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
MATH 210Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
or MATH 318 Biostatistics
PSYC 200Introduction to Psychology 13
Total Credits28

Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration Courses (38 credits)

SOCI 220Introduction to Sociology3
PSYC 309Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 320Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
KNES 301Kinesiology3
KNES 408Motor Learning3
or KNES 337 Exercise in Health and Disease
BIOS 140Introduction to Occupational Therapy3
BIOS 240Occupational Therapy Conditions3
BIOS 311Neurobiology3
BIOS 340Assessment in Occupational Therapy3
BIOS 345Interventions in Occupational Therapy3
BIOS 460Clinical Observation Practicum1
BIOS 475Occupational Therapy Capstone1
Electives
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Microbiology
Vertebrate Biology
Prosection
Nutrition and Metabolism
Nutrition and Metabolism Lab
Genetics
Advanced Microbiology
Parasitology
Developmental Biology
Topics in Advanced Biology
Immunology
Directed Research
General Virology
Internship
Total Credits38

NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.

Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.

See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Allied Health, B.S. Pre-Occupational Therapy (BAOT)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOS 1123BIOS 2403
BIOS 1141CHEM 1204
BIOS 1403PSYC 200 (required)3
ENGL 1123BBST 103 or 1653
BBST 103 or 1653Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
 14 18
Total Credits 32
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOS 2001BIOS 281 or 3814
BIOS 2544PSYC 309 or 3203
SOCI 2203BBST 209 or 2103
BBST 209 or 2103KNES 1071
BBST 2513Literature (see Core Curriculum)3
PHIL 215 (strongly recommended, fulfills Core Curriculum Philosophy requirement)3 
 17 14
Total Credits 31
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
PSYC 309 or 3203BIOS 3113
BIOS 3403BIOS 3453
BIOS 3554BIOS 3461
MATH 210 or 3183KNES 3013
BBST 3653BBST 3543
 ENGL 3133
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOS 4601BIOS 4751
BIOS Elective3BIOS Elective3
KNES 337 or 4083BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 4653
Communication (see Core Curriculum)3Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
History (see Core Curriculum)3 
 16 13
Total Credits 29

NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.

Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.

See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Allied Health, B.S. Pre-Occupational Therapy (BAOT)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOS 1123BIOS 2403
BIOS 1141CHEM 1204
BIOS 1403PSYC 2003
GNST 1021HNRS 1054
HNRS 1014HNRS 1064
HNRS 1024 
 16 18
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOS 2544BIOS 2001
HNRS 2104BIOS 281 or 3814
HNRS 2154PSYC 309 or 3203
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)0-4KNES 1071
 HNRS 2304
 HNRS 2314
 12-16 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOS 3403BIOS 3113
BIOS 3554BIOS 3453
PSYC 309 or 3203BIOS 3461
HNRS 3244KNES 3013
HNRS 3262HNRS 3374
 HNRS 3392
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KNES 337 or 4083BIOS 4751
BIOS 4601MATH 210 or 3183
SOCI 2203HNRS 4584
ENGL 3133BBST 4653
HNRS 4434BIOS Elective3
BIOS Elective3KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
 17 15
Total Credits 127-131