Allied Health Leadership Program

The health care industry is rapidly growing, creating an ever expanding need for health care professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in the health care industry is projected to increase 22% through 2016 with 3 million new jobs becoming available, many in Allied Health.  

Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership

This program is designed for people who have earned associate degrees or completed accredited certificate or diploma programs in Allied Health fields. This accelerated program provides an environment where students learn, teach, and collaborate together. Delivery is blended with classes offered online and face-to-face.

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This degree will benefit:

  • Medical Office Assistants
  • Clinical Laboratory Professionals
  • Imaging Professionals
  • Pharmacy Professionals
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Medical Administrative Specialists
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Occupational or Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Dental Professionals
  • Paramedics / Emergency Medical Professionals
  • Other Allied Health Professionals

This degree prepares graduates for careers in Medical and Health Services Management and Health Care Education, among others.

Graduates of the Allied Health Leadership program earn 6 graduate credits they can apply towards a Silver Lake College Master of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Development.

The purpose of the Allied Health Studies Degree Completion Program is to prepare Graduates to practice as leaders in their discipline.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Leadership from Silver Lake College provides students with a broad based foundation in liberal arts studies, health care delivery/trends, ethical and legal issues, health promotion and disease prevention, gerontology, evidence based practice and research, health systems management and informatics.

Course Information

Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership -
120 credits total.

General Studies Requirements (lower division) - 90 credits

Students can transfer in up to 90 credits towards lower division general education requirements. 18-24 credits must be an emphasis in the major. 

Allied Health Support Courses (pre-requisites) -
16 credits:

  • Composition I (3 credits)
  • Intro Psychology (3 credits)
  • Macroeconomics OR Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Public Speaking & Communication (3 credits)
  • Mathematical Explorations (3 credits)
  • Computer Competency (1 credit or test-out)

Liberal Arts Core - 24 credits:

  • Introduction to Liberal Arts Studies (3) credits
  • Civic Engagement & Social Justice (3 credits)
  • Synthesis & Servant Leadership (3 credits)
  • Composition II (3 credits)
  • Literature & Art (3 credits)
  • Exploring World Religions (3 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits)
  • Modern Historical Movements (3 credits)

Allied Health Core (upper division) - 30 credits:

  • Leadership for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • Disease Management & Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • Adult Development & Aging (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Research Methods (3 credits)
  • Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Current Trends and Issues in Health Policy (3 credits)*
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Health Care (3 credits)*
  • Capstone (3 credits)

Elective Course(s) - 6 credits:

*Students wishing to apply 6 credits of upper division management towards a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Development must select an additional 6 credits of electives to complete 126 credits total.