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Bachelor of Science in Allied Health

About the B.S. in Allied Health Degree

Cedarville’s distinctly Christian allied health major will prepare you for graduate school programs in physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, and other allied health fields. As part of a health care team, allied health professionals provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care.

Why Study Allied Health at Cedarville?

Allied Health Program Highlights

Biblical — With biblical integration in every course, you will discover how to serve your patients with the mind of Christ.

Customizable — You can select physical therapy, physician assistant, or occupational therapy as your focus area.

State-of-the-art-facilities — You will learn and practice in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.

Experienced faculty — Your professors will have more than just book knowledge. They will have both high academic credentials and years of clinical experience.

What Can I Do With Allied Health?

What can you do with an allied health degree? Allied health majors can pursue graduate education in the following disciplines:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Speech Pathologist

Recent graduates of our program are now attending schools such as:

  • Northwestern University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of South Carolina

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Observation Hours — You will have opportunity for a variety of clinical experiences throughout your four years of undergraduate education, with the most important experience being at least 40 hours in an acute care environment. We encourage you to strive for approximately 100 hours of clinical observation.

Allied Health Student Organization (AHSO) — The goal of this student organization is to:

  • Enhance allied health majors’ understanding of the professions they aspire to enter.
  • Promote scholarship, fellowship, and spiritual growth among students majoring in Allied Health.
  • Encourage and prepare students to maintain their Christian walk as they enter rigorous programs of study in the healthcare fields.
  • Facilitate opportunities for communication of allied health students with practicing clinicians in allied health professions.
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Placement Success

We're proud of our successful graduates! 100% of 2018 graduates from the Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Kelsey Howell

First Female Season-Long Athletic Training Intern for the Bengals

Kelsey Howell is a Cedarville University senior athletic training major.

Dr. Beth Delaney

Professor Chosen for Attorney General's Committee on Opioid Abuse

Dr. Beth Delaney will serve on the Ohio Attorney General's Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE).

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"Be Bold" to "1000 Days": New Branding Campaign

"1000 Days" is the story of lives transformed through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission toi biblical authority.

Cedarville University’s Nursing and Pharmacy Career Fair.

Nursing Career Fair October 10

Kettering Health Network, Premier Health, and Mercy Health will be in attendance.

Lauryn Gibson

Heart Transplant Patient Among Record Breaking Class

Lauryn Gibson nearly died from congestive heart failure before her first birthday.

Program Faculty

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Dee Morris, P.E.D.

Professor of Allied Health & Coordinator, Allied Health Prog, Part-Time Professor of Kinesiology

  • Location CAL 210
  • Phone 937-766-3479
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Elizabeth Sled, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

  • Location CAL 216
  • Phone 937-766-3247
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Allied Health Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take a range of courses including biology, health education, psychology, exercise science, and chemistry disciplines.

Sample courses:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Research in Exercise Science
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog