Allied Health

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Allied Health

About this program

An associate’s in Allied Health opens the door to a variety of non-direct patient care roles in a rapidly growing field. In this program, you’ll build a strong foundation through a well-rounded lineup of science, medical terminology, health information systems, and management courses. And thanks to integrated electives, you can customize your educational experience, focusing on topics that closely align with your career goals.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Diverse Career Paths

Customize Courses to Meet Your Career Goals

Bachelor Degree Pathways


  • Medical billing supervisor
  • Medical office manager
  • Research assistant
  • Patient advocate
  • Medical supply manager
  • Allied health instructor
  • Advancement in allied-health careers 
  • Advancement into Bachelor of Science programs

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Medical Terminology Survey (MTR100) or
  • Basics of Medical Terminology (MTR104)
  • Allied Health Elective (AHS)
  • Pathology & Mental Health (HTH126)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Health Record Documentation & Coding (HTH110)
  • Pathology & Disease Mechanisms (HTH127)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Survey (BIO103) or
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO115)
  • General Psychology (PSY111) or
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC111)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO125) or
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM100) or
  • Chemistry Survey (CHM108) or
  • General Chemistry I (CHM111)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Math Elective (MTH123 or Higher) (MNA)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Speech Elective (SPC) or
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
Customize Your Path
Academic Experience

Customize Your Path

Whether you'd like work in a non-direct patient career or are looking to advance your career in the allied-health field, this degree offers flexibility to meet your career goals.

In addition to biological and social sciences, pathology and disease, healthcare documentation and management courses, you'll have 15 credits of allied health electives that allow you to customize your education.

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More Information

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Students may earn up to 6 allied health elective credits for eligible current U.S. healthcare credentials. Proof of current certification/licensure is required.

International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to Nursing & Health Sciences majors.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

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