Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 PDF

Allied Health Professions


Arthur Schwarz, Chair, Department of Biology

Amy McHenry,  Advisor, Department of Biology      

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Allied Health professions encompass a wide variety of fields that assist in the rapidly growing health care segment of the economy.  Over half of all workers in health care belong to one of the many allied health professions.  They perform technical and diagnostic work in laboratories or provide direct therapeutic care to patients.  Some, as in the fields of nutrition and dietetics, are also involved in health maintenance or with the administration of health care.

Southwestern offers A.S. and B.S. degrees that, in cooperation with Andrews University, Loma Linda University, and Tarleton State University in Texas, prepare one for various health careers.  Southwestern’s programs include:

  • Medical Lab Science (B.S.): affiliated with Andrews University and Tarleton State University
  • Pre-Physical Therapy: degree or non-degree programs     
  • Pre-Allied Health: a flexible two-year Associate of Science degree that will prepare students to apply to Loma Linda University in such fields as:
    • Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Health Information Administration
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Respiratory Care





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