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Biology

Allied Health

What Is Allied Health?

Allied health includes clinical health care professions distinct from medicine, dentistry, and nursing. In allied health you are involved with patient health and you are regarded as an expert in your field. Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs.

Assistants and Therapists

The allied health professions fall into two broad categories: technicians (assistants) and therapists/technologists. Technicians are trained to perform procedures, and their education typically takes less than two years. Education for therapists or technologists is more intensive and includes acquiring procedural skills. In addition, they learn to evaluate patients, diagnose conditions, develop treatment plans.

 

 

Allied Health Degrees

B.S. Medical Laboratory Science

Hours
27
Core

ALHT 225—Intro to Clinical Lab Science

2

BIOL 161-162—General Biology

10

BIOL 303—Intro to Biological Research (W)

1

BIOL 311—Genetics

4

BIOL 330—General Microbiology

4

BIOL 340—Immunology

3

Upper-division biology elective
   Choose BIOL 315 or BIOL 424

3

19
Required Cognates

CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry

8

CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry

8

MATH 215—Statistics

3

45
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition

6

MATH 120—Precalculus Algebra
Waived with a minimum B grade in high school math equivalent

3

NOND 101—Southern Connections

1

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

Area I-2b,c—CPTE 100, 105, & 106 or CPTR 110

3

Area R-1 & R-2—Religion

6

Area R-3 or R-4—Upper-division religion

3

Area I-3a—History

6

Area I-3c/S-3a/S-3b—World Lang/Lit/Music & Art Apprec

3

Area S-2 or P-2—Personal and/or Social Adjustmnt or Hlth Sci

3

Area P-1b—Physical activity

1

Electives
    Recommended: CHEM 315, 321, 351; MGNT 334; 
     PHYS 211-212, 213-214

9

Senior year
Classwork and clinical experience at Andrews University

Varies

 

A.S. Allied Health Pre-Dental Hygiene

 

32
Required Courses

ALHT 111—Intro to Health Professions

1

BIOL 101-102—Anatomy & Physiology

8

CHEM 111-114—Survey of Chemistry & Lab

8

BIOL 225—Basic Microbiology

4

HLED 173—Health for Life
    or NRNT 125—Nutrition

2 or 3

MATH—108 Survey of Math I
    or MATH—120 Precalculus Algebra

3

SOCI 125—Intro to Sociology

3

SOCI 150—Cultural Anthropology
    or SOCI—230 Multicultural Relations

3

33
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition

6

NOND 101—Southern Connections

1

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

PSYC 122—General Psychology

3

Area I-2b,c—CPTE 100, 105, 106

3

Area R-1 and R-2 or R-3—Religion

6

Area I-3a—History

3

Area I-3c/S-3a/S-3b—World Lang/Lit/Music & Art Apprec.
Must include two different areas.

6

Area P-1b—PE Activity

1

Electives
    Recommended: BIOL 255—Intro to Dentistry

 

 

A.S. Allied Health Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Andrews University

33
Required Courses

ALHT 111—Intro to Health Professions

1

BIOL 101-102—Anatomy & Physiology

8

BIOL 225—Basic Microbiology

4

CHEM 111-114—Survey of Chemistry & Lab

8

MATH—120 Precalculus Algebra
Waived with three years of high school math (Algebra I and II plus a higher math or college algebra)

3

NRNT 125—Nutrition

3

PSYC 122—General Psychology

3

SOCI 125—Intro to Sociology

3

34
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition

6

HIST 174 or 175—World Civilizations I or II

3

S-3a,b--Choose one: ARTH 218, ELIT 216,

HMNT 205, MUHL 115

3

NOND 101—Southern Connections

1

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

Area I-2b,c--CPTE 100, 105, 106 or CPTR 110

3

Area R-1 and R-2 or R-3--Religion

6

Area P-1b--PE activity

1

Select one from the following three-hour courses:

ARTH 218/ ElIT 216/ HMNT 205/MUHL 115

3

Electives

4

     

Loma Linda University

29
Required Courses

ALHT 111—Intro to Health Professions

1

BIOL 101-102—Anatomy & Physiology

8

BIOL 225—Basic Microbiology

4

CHEM 151—General Chemistry
    or CHEM 111-114—Survey of Chemistry & Lab

4 or 8

NRNT 125—Nutrition

3

PSYC 122—General Psychology

3

SOCI 125—Intro to Sociology

3

SOCI, PSYC, or PLSC elective

3

35
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition

6

NOND 101—Southern Connections

1

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

Area I-2b,c--CPTE 100, 105, 106 or CPTR 110

3

Area R-1 and R-2 or R-3--Religion

6

Area I-3a--History - Choose one: 154, 155, 174, or 175

3

Area I-3c/S-3a/S-3b--World Lang/Lit/Music & Art Apprec.

Must include two different areas.

6

Area P-1b--PE activity

1

Electives or Math
Waived with three years of high school math (Algebra 1 and 2 plus a higher math or college algebra)

5

     

A.S. Allied Health Pre-Physical Therapy

 

Andrews University

38
Required Courses

ALHT 111—Intro to Health Professions

1

BIOL 101-102—Anatomy & Physiology
    or BIOL 161-162—General Biology

8 or 10

CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry

8

HLED 173—Health for Life
    or NRNT 125—Nutrition

2 or 3

MATH 215—Statistics
    or NRSG 316—Applied Statistics for Health Professions

3

PETH 315—Physiology of Exercise (W)

4

PHYS 127-128—Exploring Physics I & II

6

PSYC 101—Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustmnt
    or PSYC 122—General Psychology

3

PSYC 128—Developmental Psychology

3

Medical Terminology 1
54
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition

6

NOND 101—Southern Connections

1

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

Area I-2b,c—CPTE 100, 105, 106 or CPTR 110

3

Area R-1 and R-2 or R-3—Religion

6

Area R-4—Upper-division religion

3

Area I-3a—History - Choose one: 154, 155, 174, 175

3

Area I-3b or I-5—PLSC 254/ECON 213/ECON 224/ECON 225

May be substituted by a course in Sociology.

3

Area S-3a—ELIT or Area S-3b—Music & Art Appreciation

3

Area P-1b—ADAC/OLAC/RECR/PEAC

1

Electives

20

Upper-division electives

15

   

Loma Linda University

40-43
Required Courses

ALHT 111—Intro to Health Professions

1

BIOL 101-102—Anatomy & Physiology
    or BIOL 161-162—General Biology

8 or 10

CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry

8

HLED 173—Health for Life
    or NRNT 125—Nutrition

2 or 3

MATH 215—Statistics

3

PETH 315—Physiology of Exercise (W)
    or UD Biology such as Human Anat

3-4

PHYS 127-128—Exploring Physics I & II

6

PSYC 122—General Psychology

3

PSYC 128—Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC/SOCI elective

3

Medical terminology 1
51-52
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition

6

NOND 101—Southern Connections

1

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

Area I-2b,c—CPTE 100, 105, 106 or CPTR 110

3

Area R-1 and R-2 or R-3—Religion

6

Area R-4—Upper-division religion

3

Area I-3a—History - Select one: 154, 155, 174, or 175

3

Area I-3c/S-3a/S-3b—World Lang/Lit/Music & Art Appreciation
    Choose from two different areas

6

Area I-3c/S-3a/S-3b—UD World Lang/Lit/Music & Art Apprec

3

Area P-1b—PE Activity

1

Upper-division elective: sociology or psychology

3

 Upper-division electives

May be lower division, but if plannig to apply to Andrews University as well, upper division is required.

3

Total elective courses

11-12

 

A.S. Allied Health Pre-Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

34-36
Required Courses

ALHT 111—Intro to Health Professions

1

ALHT 265—Topics: Intro to Speech-Lang Path

2

BIOL 101-102—Anatomy & Physiology

8

Elective: CHEM, MATH, BIOL, or PHYS
    AU requires MATH 215
    LLU accepts additional BIOL, PHYS, MATH, CHEM

3-4

HLED 173—Health for Life
    or NRNT 125—Nutrition

2 or 3

PHYS 127 or 128—Exploring Physics I or II

3

PSYC 122—General Psychology

3

PSYC 128—Developmental Psychology

3

Elective: SOCI, PSYC, or PLSC

3

Area D—Language, Literature, and Fine Arts
    Must include two different areas

6

29
General Education

COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking

3

ENGL 101-102—College Composition 

6

NOND 101—Southern Connections

3

PEAC 225—Fitness for Life

1

Area I-2b,c—CPTE 100, 105, 106 or CPTR 110

3

Area R-1, R-2 or R-3—Religion

6

Area I-3a—History - Choose one: 154, 155, 174, or 175

Area I-3c/S-3a/S-3b--World Lang/Lit/Music & Art Apprec

Must be from two different areas.

3

6

 

Area P-1b—PE Activity

1

Math course or electives
    For Andrews University admission, include Math 215—Statistics

6

 

Entrance to Other Programs

 

The department also offers one-year curricula to meet requirements for entrance into the following Allied Health degree programs at Loma Linda University and most other university programs:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.S.)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (A.S.)
  • Radiation Technology (A.S. and B.S.)

 

 

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