Allied Health Science

The Allied Health Science program combines liberal arts tradition with a multi-disciplinary scientific curriculum to give students a broad exposure to biology, chemistry, psychology, and kinesiology.

The requirements for the Allied Health Science major have been designed to fulfill common prerequisite courses for admission into graduate programs in health science. High school preparation in mathematics and chemistry is highly recommended. The AHS Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Mary’s College focuses on:

1. The scientific principles of human health.

2. Whole organisms (microbe, plants, animals) and their structure and function.

3. Multiple aspects of human health from including the biological, chemical, physical, and psychological.

CAREER PATHS

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Tech
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sonography
  • Health Administration

GRADUATE PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

Physical Therapy

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry with lab

Chem 8/9, 10/11

Biology

2 semesters of intro with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26

Physics

2 semesters with lab

Physics 10/10L , 11/11L

Stats

1 semester

Math 4

Psychology

Varies by school – all suggested

Psych 140 Developmental

Psych 152 Psychopathology

Psych 160 Social

 

Physician Assistant

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry with lab

Chem 8/9, 10/11, 104/104L, 106/106L

Biology

2 semesters of intro with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26, 105/105L, 130/130L, 135/135L

Physics

2 semesters with lab

Physics 10/10L , 11/11L

Stats

1 semester

Math 4

Psychology

Varies by school –suggested

Psych 110/11L Psychobiology

Social Sciences

Varies by school –suggested

Sociology 2/4

Anthropology 1

 

Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing (Registered Nurse)

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry with lab

Chem 8/9, 10/11

Biology

2 semesters with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26

Stats

1 semester

Math 4

Psychology

1 semester

Psych 140 Developmental

Nutrition

1 semester

AHS 101

 

Communication

1 semester

Comm 112 (S) Interpersonal (SHCU)

 

 

Masters’ in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry with lab

Chem 8/9, 10/11

Biology

2 semesters with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26, 130/130L (105 is a prereq for 130)

Stats

1 semester

Math 4

Psychology

1 semester

Psych 140 Developmental

Nutrition

1 semester

AHS 101

 

Social Sciences

1 semester

Sociology 2/4 OR

Anthropology 1

 

Communication

1 semester

Comm 112 (S) Interpersonal (SHCU)

 

 

Occupational Therapy

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry with lab

Chem 8/9, 10/11

Biology

2 semesters with lab

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26

Physics

2 semesters with lab

Physics 10/10L , 11/11L

Stats

1 semester

Math 4

Psychology

Varies by school – all suggested

Psych 140 Developmental

Psych 152 Psychopathology

Sociology

Varies by school –suggested

Sociology 2/4