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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, Allied Health (Track II), B.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences


Programs of study will provide students with the academic preparation for acceptance into various professional and graduate degree programs, such as clinical laboratory technology, cytotechnology, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition science, public health, and other healthcare-related professions. Both the track and core courses selected by each student will be based on his or her career goals.

Track I, the Science Track, is designed for students who are preparing for graduate programs in the sciences, health sciences, and therapy fields.

Track II, the Allied Health Track, is open only to students who have, or who are pursuing, an Associate degree in a clinical field.


To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, a student must meet the general requirements for admission into Adventist University of Health Sciences (see General Studies Admission  in the Admission Information  section), and:

  1. Submit the Biomedical Sciences Program Application once admitted to the University, indicating which of the two tracks you are applying for. The application can be accessed at http://my.adu.edu.
  2. Have a minimum admissions GPA of 2.70 in high school or a GPA of 2.70 on a minimum of 12 college credits. GPAs presented to the Admissions Committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
  3. Have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum combined score of 910 on the SAT (rSAT: 990). Applicants having 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from this requirement.


Students may progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree when they:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all science and health science requirements.
          2a. Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved.


Adventist University of Health Sciences will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduation  in the Academic Information  section) and have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 124 trimester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  2. Completed the prescribed course of study with a minimum of 42 upper division credits.
  3. Achieved a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all science and health science requirements.
  4. Completed competency assessment requirements.
  5. Completed a minimum of 86 trimester hours in residence at Adventist University of Health Sciences. For students entering the Baccalaureate program with a degree, 36 trimester hours must be completed at Adventist University.
  6. Completed the service-learning requirement.


The Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree has two tracks. All two tracks require 124 credits of which at least 42 credits must be upper division. Each of the tracks has a common core of 63 hours of liberal arts requirements and 22 hours of health science requirements. The remaining 39 hours differ by area of emphasis as shown in the following table:

Track Science Hours Allied Health Hours Elective Hours
Science (Track I) 32 0 7
Allied Health (Track II) 15 17 7

Allied Health (Track II)

This track is designed for students who have completed an Associate of Science degree in a clinically-related field.

Liberal Arts Requirements - 63 credits

Allied Health - 17 credits

Clinical and didactic courses taken as part of the major field of study for the earned associate degree in an allied health clinical area may be used in fulfillment of this requirement.

Electives - 7 credits

All students must complete 42 upper division credits. This requirement may be completed with 300- and 400-level elective courses.

Suggested Plan of Study

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