Carthage offers a major in allied health science. To earn a Bachelor of Art in Allied health Science from Carthage, students must complete the Carthage Core, Distribution Requirements, and the major requirements outlined below.
Required Courses (44 credits)
- AHS 1020 Introduction to Healthcare Professions (2 credits)
- AHS 3080 Structural Kinesiology (4 credits)
- AHS 4439 Healthcare Informatics (2 credits)
- AHS 4469 Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare (4 credits)
- AHS 4900 Senior Seminar (4 credits)
- BIO 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional I (4 credits)
- BIO 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Professional II (4 credits)
- CHM 1010 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
- CHM 1020 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
- EXS 2330 Applied Statistics for Health and Human Services (4 credits)
- EXS 3080 Physiology of Exercise (4 credits)
- PHY 2100 Physics I (4 credits)
- BUS 1130 Introduction to the Business of Healthcare (4 credits)
- CDM 2100 Healthcare Communication (4 credits)
- PYC 1500 Introduction to Psychological Science (4 credits)
- PYC 1850 Lifespan Developmental Psychology for the Health Professional (4 credits)
The allied health science major serves as the pre-professional phase of the Master of Athletic Training program. Carthage has agreements with Logan University for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Washington University St. Louis for a Master in Occupational Therapy, and the Medical College of Wisconsin for a Master in Public Health. This major can serve as the pre-professional phase of those dual-degree programs.
The curriculum, taught by practicing healthcare providers, also prepares students for graduate physical therapy, physician assistant, pharmacy, and chiropractic programs.
Those students interested in non-patient contact healthcare careers in the pharmaceutical industry, medical devices, and healthcare administration are well prepared with the addition of a minor in business administration.
Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the program chair to ensure all requirements are met.