Allied Health Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Allied health professionals provide diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services critical to today's health care system.
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100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:
  • MA Human Services: Health & Wellness
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance

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Trident University International provides an exceptional online educational experience for its students – diverse adult learners including current and former members of the military family. Adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence, faculty and staff foster a learning community where students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to enhance their lives and advance their careers.

Programs:
  • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing

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At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Locations:  Asheville, NC Nashville, TN Knoxville, TN

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Associate of Science in Health Science
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting
  • And more...

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How to Prepare for a Career in Allied Health

As a successful allied health professional, you must understand medical terminology, acronyms, and spelling. You must also understand the basics of medical law, ethics, and human relations. Excellent communication and counseling skills are required, as well as computer literacy, in order to document health care information.

Growing Your Career in Allied Health

Choose from several career paths after you earn your allied health degree:
  • Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Radiographer
  • Podiatrist
  • Therapist
  • Speech therapist
Depending on the specific profession, common courses in an allied healthcare degree program may include science studies in: nutrition, chemistry, biology, and physiology; as well as general culture courses, such as business, mathematics, statistics, psychology, sociology and economics. Health care is the second fastest growing industry in the United States so demand for professionals is expected to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expect a 9% increase the number of dietitians in the allied health field through 2018, and a 26% increase in the number of occupational therapists. In May 2008, the median annual salary for dietitians was $50,590. The median annual salary for occupational therapists was $66,780.