Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health

This Missouri College program in Allied Health is designed to prepare students with the appropriate general education and didactic theory for advancing from an allied health diploma level to the Associate of Applied Science degree. The curriculum focuses on preparing students to prepare for enhanced opportunities in supervisory or management roles in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities.

The Missouri College Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health degree completion program is a 60-credit hour program for those who have already completed a 36 credit-hour diploma program. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in areas such as personal management, risk management and financial administration. Graduates will be expected to:

  • Be prepared for enhanced opportunities in their current field for supervisory or management roles.
  • Exhibit an understanding of healthcare business office skills.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of general education course offerings.
  • Explore skills that are utilized in the healthcare field, such as personnel management, risk management and financial administration.
  • Build management skills to utilize in their healthcare related field.
  • Demonstrate work-based projects that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Develop written and oral communication skill sets to be utilized in the healthcare office setting.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills of maintaining interpersonal relationships and communicating effectively in a professional office environment.
  • Prepare to become innovative in their role as a healthcare professional in a growing industry through continued education and personal development.

Core coursework in this program is focused on helping students gain an understanding of the business aspects of healthcare and prepare for enhanced opportunities in supervisory or management roles in a variety of healthcare settings. For example:

  • In Healthcare Management, students are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of healthcare business office skills. Administrative skills that may be covered include personnel management, risk management, and financial administration. This course also provides students with an understanding of how to review and implement healthcare regulations as they relate to healthcare industries.
  • In Health and Wellness, students are introduced to the dimensions of wellness, including the impact of psychological, emotional, and physical health, as well as environmental influences that affect behavior. This course covers the mind-body connection, the relationship between fitness and wellness, and the importance of taking personal responsibility for one’s health.

Course curriculum is subject to change.