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Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Studies to be offered

Muskingum University has announced it will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Studies through MAP, the adult degree completion program this summer.

The new program is designed for allied health professionals who have already earned an associate’s degree in an allied health field area such as physical therapist assistant, occupational therapy assistant, respiratory therapy, radiology technology, laboratory technology and health information management.

Students pursuing the allied health major will be able to choose from three areas of specialization. The Community Health specialty will emphasize social behavioral processes, wellness and health promotion across a continuum of service delivery systems and special populations. The Healthcare Management concentration will focus on business, informatics, leadership and management skills, while the Health Science emphasis will center on psychobiology and physiological function.

In addition, the new program will prepare graduates for advanced professional training and graduate education in healthcare professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and healthcare management.

"This bachelor’s degree program at Muskingum will provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of the health field and prepare them for career advancements including opportunities in leadership and/or management,” said Cindy Wilkins, assistant dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “It will also prepare them to work with a broader population of people across a variety of healthcare settings,” she said.

Courses for the program begin June 1 and are offered in a variety of formats including online, daytime and evening and in 1-week, 5-week and 10-week sessions. For further information, call the Muskingum University Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at 740-826-8038.