Bachelor of Science
About This Program
This degree completion program is for allied health practitioners who have earned an Associate Degree with an allied health concentration. While most allied health practitioners are prepared in associate degree programs, advancing to leadership positions often requires a baccalaureate degree. Many baccalaureate programs do not recognize the specialized preparation of allied health practitioners, and the credits they have earned in their specialty are often not transferable to other institutions. At Wilmington University, up to 75 credits can be applied towards the baccalaureate degree. The purpose of this program is to assist allied health practitioners to advance in their relative disciplines by preparing them for roles in allied health.
Program of Study
The allied health degree completion program builds on prior learning and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to advance in their chosen field. This program promotes increased communication skills, problem solving, confidence, and leadership. The program is offered at the New Castle, Dover, and Georgetown sites, and online. Allied health practitioners can pursue their education on a part-time or full-time basis.
Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to practice as leaders in their discipline, in a variety of roles. The curriculum provides a foundation for graduate education and for career mobility.
The number of transfer credits granted to entering allied health students varies depending on preparation at the associate degree level. Therefore, a single plan of study cannot be prescribed. Students are encouraged to discuss their plan with an Academic Advisor or with the ALH Program Chair.
It is intended that undergraduate students in allied health completion programs will achieve the following competencies:
- Exercise critical thinking strategies including reasoning, problem solving, and evaluation, and apply them appropriately to issues within the allied health profession.
- Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Apply legal and ethical principles to guide professional behaviors and decision-making.
- Information Literacy: Access, use, and evaluate information effectively and appropriately. Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
- Exhibit flexible thinking and goal-directed behaviors.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic economic principles.
- Describe how past and current world events influence contemporary society.
- Apply knowledge and skills in the area of management and education for the allied health professions.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.