Bachelor in Allied Health

University of Tampa College of Natural and Health Sciences

Program Description

Bachelor in Allied Health

University of Tampa College of Natural and Health Sciences

Bachelor in Allied Health

Students who wish to pursue graduate or professional training in allied health fields such as physical therapy or occupational therapy are encouraged to enroll in this program. Coursework should be taken in chronological order and field experiences are required; students must discuss their intentions with their advisors as soon as they decide to follow this course plan.

Upon completion of the allied health program, students will have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in allied health with one of three specific concentrations including physical therapy sciences, occupational therapy sciences and medical sciences. The undergraduate program will help the student fulfill many prerequisites necessary to apply to graduate and professional programs in the allied health profession.

Goal

The goal of allied health professionals is to collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver high quality patient care services.

Focus

Allied health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders, dietary and nutrition services, and rehabilitation and health systems management, among others.

Core Functions

Allied health professionals collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver high quality patient care services for the identification, prevention and treatment of diseases, disabilities and disorders.

General Characteristics

The allied health professions fall into two broad categories:

  • technicians (assistants)
  • therapists/technologists

Technicians are trained to perform procedures, and their education lasts less than two years. They are required to work under the supervision of technologists or therapists. This part of the allied health field includes physical therapy assistants, medical laboratory technicians, radiological technicians, occupational therapy assistants, recreation therapy assistants and respiratory therapy technicians. The educational process for therapists or technologists is more intensive and includes acquiring procedural skills. In addition, students of therapy/technology learn to evaluate patients, diagnose conditions, develop treatment plans and understand the rationale behind various treatments in order to judge their appropriateness and potential side effects.

Individuals in allied health are involved (directly or indirectly) with patient health, and are regarded as an expert in the field. Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs. They also play a major role in informing the attending clinician of the patient's progress and response to treatment.

Careers

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical
  • Vision Care
  • Biometrics
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Radiology
  • Health Information Management
  • Dietary Service
  • Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate International Admissions

With students enrolled from over 100 countries, UT proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.)

Students should apply through UT's online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:

  • Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the UT admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)
  • Essay written in English
  • A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.

Applicants must submit one of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet based) exam.
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.
  • CPE: Certificate of Proficiency in English - grades of “C” or better
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum score of 58.
  • Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.

International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of several ESL programs.

International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.

Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from UT’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with intention to study in the U.S.

The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.

Average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2013-2014 academic year (fall and spring).

  • Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester): $23,990
  • Mandatory Fees (required): $1,782
  • Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week): $9,388
  • Total: $35,160
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
35,160 USD
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
USA Tampa, Florida
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Duration 4 years
Price 35,160 USD
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