Allied Health Leadership (Bachelor's Completion) (B.S.)

Allied Health Leadership (Bachelor's Completion) (B.S.)
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  Online Program

This online Bachelor's Completion program requires an earned associate degree. The B.S. for Allied Health Leadership is for professionals who wish to expand their career options in community health care settings. 

 Credit Hours: 120  |   Transfer: Up to 90 Credits  |   Tuition Cost


What is Allied Health Leadership?

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership is designed for allied health professionals who seek expanded career options in community health care settings. This program requires an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college in allied health or the equivalent in professional licensure or advanced training.  Courses in this option focus on systems and problem solving in health care, leadership principles and managing teams, advocacy, and navigating health care law, ethics, and policy.

Why study Allied Health Leadership at UNH College of Professional Studies?

Courses in this option focus on systems and problem solving in health care; leadership principles and managing teams; advocacy; and navigating health care law, ethics, and policy.

Potential Career Areas

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Clinical Data Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors

Bachelor’s Completion

Courses in this option focus on systems and problem solving in health care; leadership principles and managing teams; advocacy; and navigating health care law, ethics, and policy.

Admissions Requirements

This program requires an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college in allied health or the equivalent in professional licensure or advanced training.

Course Highlights


  • The Emerging U.S. Health Care System
  • Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services
  • Health Care Policy
  • Population Health
  • Contemporary Issues in Personal and Global Health
  • Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

…and more!

Why UNH CPS?


  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).
  • Available fully online with select on-campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Nationally ranked online programs.
  • About 89% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career advising is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts and share their real-world expertise, helping you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • We’re experts at assessing credit toward your undergraduate degree – not only from previous college coursework, but also for other college-level knowledge demonstrated outside the traditional classroom.

Students pursuing an associate degree at their local community college are encouraged to explore our Transfer Pathway! This resource lists the courses your associate degree should contain at your community college, as well as the remaining courses you’ll need to take at UNH College of Professional Studies to complete your bachelor’s degree!

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  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • This program requires an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college in allied health or the equivalent in professional licensure or advanced training.
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC

For motivated undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree, you can pair this program with an accelerated option that allows you to streamline the completion of your educational goals. Students can choose between an M.S. in Health Care Management or a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management. This option allows students to complete their bachelor’s and graduate degrees in a fast-tracked five-year timeline.

Qualifications:

  • Current UNH undergraduate student enrolled in either the B.S. in Health Care Management or B.S. in Allied Health Leadership program.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Apply and be accepted into to one of the graduate programs of choice: MS Health Care Management or the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.
  • Completed 90 undergraduate credits (to begin taking courses for dual credit). Most students apply in their junior year; once admitted to the program, students can begin taking select courses for dual credit, provided they’ve completed 90 undergraduate credits.

If you're interested in learning more about the accelerated graduate program, view our online information session here:

Curriculum & Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership is designed for allied health professionals who seek expanded career options in community health care settings. This program requires an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college in allied health or the equivalent in professional licensure or advanced training. Courses in this option focus on systems and problem solving in health care, leadership principles and managing teams, advocacy, and navigating health care law, ethics, and policy.

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence - For students with conferred associate degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
HLTC 550 The Emerging U.S. Health Care System 4
LD 600 Becoming an Effective Leader 4
LD 660
or MGMT 566
Leadership Theory
or Organizational Behavior
4
 Credits16
Spring
HLTC 612 Population Health 4
HLTC 690 Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services 4
MTH 504 Statistics 4
Select one of the following: 4
HRM 580
Change Management
HRM 635
Managing Conflict
MGMT 410
Principles of Management
MGMT 608
Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
SCI 610
Contemporary Issues in Personal and Global Health
SCI 615
Fitness and Health
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HLTC 737 Informatics for Health Professionals 4
HLTC 738 Health Care Policy 4
LD 704 Leading Teams 4
 Credits16
Spring
HLTC 797 Integrative Capstone: Project in Health Care Management 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits12
 Total Credits60

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
 
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4 Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4 Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4 CRIT 602Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking4 IDIS 601Interdisciplinary Seminar4 Total Credits40

Writing Program Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four writing intensive courses as part of the University Writing Program Requirements as follows:

ENG 420
The Writing Process
One Writing Intensive course in the Major
One Writing Intensive course at the 600-level or above
One Additional Writing Intensive Course

Writing Intensive courses are identified with the label "Writing Intensive Course" in the "Attributes" section of the course description and/or a W following the course number.

Major Requirements

 Prerequisite: Must have completed an Associate Degree or equivalent in Allied Health.

Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar. Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Major in Allied Health Leadership
Foundation Courses
HLTC 550The Emerging U.S. Health Care System4
MTH 504Statistics4
Intermediate Courses
HLTC 612Population Health4
HLTC 690Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services4
LD 600Becoming an Effective Leader4
MGMT 566Organizational Behavior4
or LD 660 Leadership Theory
Allied Health Leadership Elective
Select one of the following:4
HRM 580
Change Management
or HRM 635
Managing Conflict
or MGMT 410
Principles of Management
or MGMT 608
Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
or SCI 610
Contemporary Issues in Personal and Global Health
or SCI 615
Fitness and Health
Advanced Courses
HLTC 737Informatics for Health Professionals4
HLTC 738Health Care Policy4
LD 704Leading Teams4
Integrative Capstone
HLTC 797Integrative Capstone: Project in Health Care Management4
Total Credits44

Electives

Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, option or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Online Division of the College of Professional Studies.

 
  • Attain proficiency in the concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry pertinent to allied health leadership.
  • Develop essential competencies in organizational management, including skills for inter-professional collaboration.
  • Integrate knowledge of an allied health care field with the dynamics and complexity of the health care industry.
  • Apply ethical principles that guide leadership practice in community care settings.
  • Demonstrate strategies to incorporate a variety of cultural frameworks into allied health practice.
  • Understand data gathering tools for analysis and decision-making in health care settings.

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The AU-ABC partnership between Air University and the UNH College of Professional Studies allows you to apply your CCAF Associate in Applied Science toward this online bachelor's degree. All CCAF degrees are transferable into this program. 

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Career Outcomes

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