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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership curriculum achieves the program outcomes through general education and nursing coursework. Prior to beginning the Allied Health Leadership courses, student transcripts are evaluated for completion of general education courses and allied health courses. Many of the associate degree programs for allied health disciplines contain a variety of general education courses as part of the required plan of study. Students are required to complete a total of at least 128 credit hours in either transfer equivalent or Lindenwood University courses to complete the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership. Applicants can anticipate completing an additional 8 – 11 courses beyond those transferred into Lindenwood University to fulfill the general education requirements for a bachelor of science degree.

Allied health leadership major courses include:

  • AHS 32000 Allied Health Professional in a Transforming Healthcare System (3 credits)
    • Pre-requisite to all AHL/NUR courses
  • NUR 35000 Healthcare Policy and Finance (3 credits)
  • AHS 34000 Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • NUR 33000 Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • NUR 37000 Patient Safety and Quality
  • NUR 37500 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
  • AHS 44000 Healthcare Supervision and Management
    • Completion of WPA pre-requisite
  • AHS 46000 Healthcare Leadership and Organizational Behavior
    • AHS 44000 Healthcare Supervision and Management pre-requisite
  • AHS 48000 Allied Health Capstone
    • All AHS/NUR courses and general education requirements are pre- or co-requisites
  • Allied Health elective courses (2 courses selected by the student)

General Education

General education courses provide the foundation for the specialized studies of the allied health major and support well-rounded development of student knowledge and skills. General education requirements may be completed through a variety of mechanisms, including transfer equivalency credit from the completion of the associate degree in allied health. Each student will have an individual transcript evaluation completed by the Registrar and the faculty advisor to determine the general education plan of study. General education course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership degree are as follows:

  • English (6 credits) - must take both courses and pass WPA
    • ENG 15000 Strategies for University Writing (available OL)
    • ENG 17000 Research and Argumentation (available OL)
    • Complete the WPA (Writing Proficiency Assessment)
  • Communication (3 credits) – select one course from GE list
    • COM 10500 Group Dynamics & Effective Speaking, recommended
    • COM 11000 Fund of Oral Communication, recommended
    • SW 10000 Intercultural communication (available OL), recommended
  • Humanities, Literature, (6 credits) – select two courses from GE list
  • Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion (3 credits) – select one course from GE list
    • PHL 10200 Moral Life, recommended
    • PHL 24000 Bioethics, recommended
  • Fine Arts (3 credits) – select one course from GE list
  • American Government or American History (3 credits) - select one course from GE list
  • Culture and Civilization (3 credits) - select one of the following two courses
    • HIS 10000 World History Since 1500 (available OL)
    • HIS 22100 Global History Since 1500
  • Social Sciences (6 credits) – select two courses from different disciplines
    • PSY 10000 Principles of Psychology, recommended
    • SOC 10200 Basic Concepts of Sociology, recommended
  • Mathematics (6-9 credits) – must take at least two courses
    • MTH 14100 Basic Statistics (available OL)
    • MTH 12100 Contemporary Mathematics or equivalent
    • *students must take General Education Math Placement exam to determine if additional developmental math course will be required prior to MTH 14100
  • • Natural Sciences (9 credits), one course must have lab, common allied health science courses recommended noted below
    • BIO 23000 Microbiology for Health Sciences, recommended
    • BIO 22700 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, recommended
    • BIO 22800 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2, recommended
    • CHM 10000 Concepts in Chemistry, recommended

Additional information regarding general education requirements at Lindenwood University can be found in the Lindenwood University Undergraduate Catalog.

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