Allied Health Certificate (AHC)

This program is an excellent option for individuals seeking employment in the healthcare field.

Number Suggested Course Order

Cr

Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes
ENG101 English Composition I

3

ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
BIO115 or BIO199 Human Biology orAnatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO115 Prerequisites:ENG098, FYE101, MAT096, RDG098, or placementBIO199 Prerequisites: BIO099, ENG098, FYE101, MAT096, RDG098, or placement
MAT126 Topics in Mathematics (or higher)

3

MAT096 or placement
Career Elective

2/3

Electives: As listed to the right
Career Elective

3

Electives: As listed to the right
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology

3

ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
General Elective

3

Electives: Any course (see page 67 for exceptions)
Career Elective

3

Electives: As listed to the right
Career Elective

2/4

Electives: As listed to the right
                                                Total: 26/29 credits  

The following courses are suggested electives for students interested in completing a degree in PTA or Liberal Arts, Fitness Leadership and Exercise Science Concentration.

Number Suggested Course Order

Cr

Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes
EXS102or

PTA104

Principles of Anatomy and Kinesiology orApplied Anatomy and Kinesiology

3

EXS Prerequisites: ENG098, FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placementPTA Prerequisites: ENG098, FYE101, MAT096, RDG098, or placement; BIO115 or BIO199
CHC101 Complementary Health Care

3

ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
EXS201 Exercise Science and Nutrition

4

BIO 115 or BIO 199 or co-enrolled
SPC113 Speech

3

ENG101
EXS203 Exercise Testing and Program Design

4

Prerequisites:EXS102 or PTA104; EXS201Co-requisite: MAT096 or placement

Note: Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the personal trainer exam. Students must pay the costs incurred for their certifications

                                                      Total: 17 credits

Campus/format: A majority of this program can be completed during the day at the Gardner Campus. Some courses may be available in the evenings or at satellite campuses.

Helpful hints: This is a great opportunity for students to gain entry level employment in the healthcare field prior to matriculating into a selective program.

Transfer options: Some courses may be applied to a selective admission healthcare program and to the Allied Health Concentration degree program. Consult with your academic advisor.

Special requirements: Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Career options: May include certified nursing assistant (CNA), phlebotomist, EKG technician, Reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, nutritional aide, or fitness personal trainer.

Career electives:

BIO101 Introduction to Nutrition, CLS103 Introduction to Clinical Lab Science, CLS105 Introduction to Clinical Lab Science II, CHC101 Introduction to Complementary Health Care, CHC102 Foundations of Yoga, CHC104 Reflexology, CHC110 Reiki, CHC202 Yoga II, CHC204 Yoga III, EKG101 EKG: Concepts and Practice, EXS201 Exercise Science and Nutrition, EXS203 Exercise Testing and Program Design, HEA103 Medical Interpretation, HEA115 Nurse Assistant Theory, HEA116 Nurse Assistant Practicum, HEA117Acute Care CNA Training, HEA118 Home Health Aide, HEA119 Rehab Aide Training, HCC111 Emergency Medical Technician I, HCC112 Emergency Medical Technician II, ,  MAS201 Medical Machine Transcription , PLB101 Introduction to Phlebotomy, PLB203 Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum.

Earning potential: Varies according to industry.

Technical Standards*

*general information about technical standards and accommodation.

Students entering this program must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
  • Stand for a minimum of two hours.
  • Walk for a minimum of six hours, not necessarily consecutively.
  • Stoop, bend, and twist for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time and be able to repeat this activity at frequent intervals.
  • Use the small muscle dexterity necessary to do such tasks as gloving, gowning, and operating controls on machinery.
  • Respond to spoken words, monitor signals, call bells, and vital sign assessment equipment.
  • Identify behaviors that would endanger a person’s life or safety and intervene quickly, with an appropriate solution, in a crisis situation.
  • Remain calm, rational, decisive, and in control at all times, especially during emergency situations.
  • Exhibit social skills appropriate to professional interactions.
  • Maintain cleanliness and personal grooming consistent with close personal contact.

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