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This is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS)  degree program in Allied Health Sciences that will provide a pathway for students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a certificate-level program in an Allied Health Sciences discipline from any TBR institution, or are currently credentialed as allied health/nursing practitioners who wish to continue their formal education and earn an Associate of Applied Sciences degree. Allied Health Sciences discipline-specific core credits may be earned by current enrollment in appropriate allied health sciences courses, or transferring credits earned in a health science-related program at a TN College of Applied Technology, or an allied health sciences certificate program from a community college, or portfolio assessment of college-level learning gained through employment related to an allied health discipline.

In addition to the 15 credit hours of General Education core courses currently required for an A.A. S. degree, students will complete a 3 credit hour course in Management and Leadership for Allied Health Supervisors (ALH 211). Two additional Allied Health courses (Contemporary Issues in Healthcare-ALH 212), and Special Topics in Healthcare Management-ALH 213) as well as general electives may be taken, depending on the number of credit hours earned from a allied health sciences certificate/diploma program, allied health science courses, or experiential portfolio evaluation. For more information and detailed admissions procedures visit the Allied Health Sciences departmental webpage


Class Location: The ALH classes are hybrid (on-line) with the orientation session held each semester at the Oak Ridge campus.

 

Degree plan for applicants with a health science certificate from a community college:

Allied Health Sciences Certificate Program 12-42
       
ENGL 1010 Composition 3
MATH 1130 College Algebra or Higher Level Content Math 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ALH 211 Management/Supervision for AHS Supervisors 3
       
Humanities Elective1 3
Social Science Elective1 3
General Electives1 0-30
       
    TOTAL HOURS 60

 

Degree plan for applicants with a health science diploma from a TCAT:

TN College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Health Sciences Diploma 2 23-30
       
ENGL 1010 Composition 3
MATH 1130 College Algebra or Higher Level Content Math 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ALH 211 Management/Supervision for AHS Supervisors 3
       
Humanities Elective1 3
Social Science Elective1 3
General Electives1 12-19
       
    TOTAL HOURS 60

 

Degree plan for applicants with a health science license/certification:

ALH 206 Experiential Portfolio Assessment 3 18
ENGL 1010 Composition 3
MATH 1130 College Algebra or Higher Level Content Math 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ALH 211 Management/Supervision for AHS Supervisors 3
       
Humanities Elective1 3
Social Science Elective1 3
General Electives1 24
       
    TOTAL HOURS 60

 

1The number of electives required will vary depending on the credits transferred in from a health science certificate program, from a TCAT  health science-related program, or a combination of transfer credit from other higher education institutions and credit awarded for life experience learning (Experiential Portfolio Assessment), or allied health science courses.  Elective courses will be determined in consultation with the academic advisor consistent the personal career goals of the student.

2The maximum number of college credits awarded for TCAT health sciences-related diploma programs will be 30, in accordance with TBR policy.

3Experiential portfolio assessment (to give college credit for professional work experiences) will be done using the Council for the Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL) guidelines and assessment instruments.  The maximum number of college credits awarded for experiential learning is 18 credit hours in accordance with RSCC policy.

This program is designed for students who plan to enter their chosen field upon graduation.  Student intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised to check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.

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