Allied Health Studies Online

Program Overview

Designed for working professionals in allied health fields, Rider’s B.S. in Allied Health Studies program lets students gain the skills and credentials to advance — while balancing both their career and family life. This online degree program provides flexibility and convenience to students.

The experience, skills and compassion an individual brings to his or her job transforms the lives of the patients in one's care every day. But rapid changes in today’s health care environment now present allied health professionals with new challenges — and exciting opportunities. The B.S. in Allied Health Studies program prepares students for these challenges while still training them to be compassionate caregivers and partners. 

Curriculum Overview 

The curriculum is designed to provide a seamless transition from an Associate degree or a diploma program, building on the students’ experiences in allied health professions.  Separate clinicals are not required.

Admissions Requirement

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Copies of a current/unrestricted license (in any allied health field)

Degree Offered

  • B.S. in Allied Health Studies


Boris Vilic
Dean, College of Continuing Studies
Bart Luedeke Center

Program Website: Allied Health
Associated College: College of Continuing Studies

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Program Requirements

Core Requirements
See College of Continuing Studies Core Requirements48 - 50
Allied Health Studies Major
Core requirement (choose one of the following):3
Introduction to Health Care
Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
Category I Courses (choose two of the following):6
The Pharmaceutical Industry 1
Healthcare Law,ethics & Polcy
Economics of Health Care Sys
Healthcare Marketing
Category II Courses (choose seven of the following):21
Life Science:Human Emphasis
Life Science:Genetics Emphasis
Life Science:Human Disease
Life Sci: Biol of Human Aging
Life Science: Inquiry Approach
Principles of Biology I
The Pharmaceutical Industry 1
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Life Science: Behavioral Neuroscience Emphasis
Behavioral Neuroscience
Chem and Contemporary Society
Intro to Health Communication
Global Persptvs Hlth & Illness
Population Healthcare Management
Health Administration Intern
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Drugs and Human Behavior
Psychology of the Family
Aging, Brain, and Cognition
Death, Dying and Suicide
Health Care and Society
Aging and the Elderly
Any Nursing (NUR) courses with permission of an advisor.
Free Electives42 - 40
Total Credits120

 These courses may only be used to fulfill the requirements of a single category.

Courses and Descriptions