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This degree completion program is for allied health practitioners who have earned an associate degree with an allied health concentration. Allied health practitioners are generally prepared in associate degree programs. However, to advance to leadership positions in their areas of expertise, a baccalaureate degree is often required. Many baccalaureate programs do not recognize the specialized preparation of allied health practitioners, and the credits they have earned in their specialty often are 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.
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 Program Chair.
It is intended that undergraduate students in allied health completion programs will achieve the following competencies:
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.