|Dr. Christopher M. Reber, executive dean of Clarion University-Venango Campus; Aaron Rosen, 2009 graduate of Clarion's associate degree program in respiratory care; and Professor Renee Bloom, chair of Clarion University's Department of Allied Health
NEW for FALL 2012
Call 877-VENANGO, ext. 1211 for more information
On Thursday, January 19, 2012, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved a new online bachelor's degree program that will be offered by the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Clarion University–Venango Campus beginning in fall 2012.
The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership degree is an online bachelor's degree-completion program for individuals who have earned associate degrees or completed accredited certificate or diploma programs in allied health fields. Read the full news release...
This new degree will be of interest to allied health professionals such as:
- respiratory therapists
- occupational therapist
- medical lab technicians
- surgical technologists
- medical office assistants
- dental professionals
- and others in similar fields, including programs offered at the Venango Campus and at other colleges and universities
The new degree will position graduates for careers in :
- health services management
- health care education
- medical sales, among others
To view the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership curriculum, click here.
Business courses included in the curriculum will also prepare students for graduate education in:
- health policy
- health care administration
- business administration, and other areas
Graduates of the new degree program will be well positioned to enter Clarion University's online Master of Business Administration degree program if they choose.
Evaluation of Clinical Course Work
*Credits for completion of clinical course work will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Clarion's Department of Allied Health and will be based on the following criteria:
The educational program must be for an allied health profession that is recognized by the American Medical Association as a health care profession.
The allied health educational program from which the applicant has graduated must meet one or both of the following criteria:
The educational program must hold accreditation in good standing with a formal national programmatic accrediting agency widely acceptable to the specific allied health profession and formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The educational program must be offered in a post-secondary institution of higher learning that has accreditation in good standing with a regional accreditor formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
*The allied health educational program from which the applicant has graduated must have entailed a minimum of 450 contact hours.