Allied Health Studies
“Allied Health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, include dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists.”
—The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)
What does it mean to major in Allied Health Studies?
The Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health Studies is designed to help students who are pursuing a career in various health professional fields. This interdisciplinary degree program allows students to combine different courses from various majors to help prepare them for their professional school of choice. The Liberal Arts core curriculum allows students to be exposed to a broad learning in multiple disciplines which empowers them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change in the greater world.
Why is the University of Mississippi a good place to major in Allied Health Studies?
There is no better place to pursue those health professions than at the University of Mississippi. Students in this major are advised in the Health Professions Advising Office, which is home to the only full-service advising office in the state. Students will meet with their advisors and get a plan specifically tailored to their goals.
The Allied Health Studies degree is extremely flexible. It gives you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your health professions. Students use this degree to pursing Nursing, Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Public Health and Health Care Administration among others.
What can Allied Health Studies majors do after graduation?
The Allied Health Degree was designed with health professions students in mind. This degree allows our students the flexibility to obtain prerequisites for the vast amount of health professions programs in the country, while also working toward a four year degree. Students will gain a liberal arts foundation, while also having the ability to mix and match classes based on their health professions area(s) of interest. Students can additionally expand upon the knowledge most pertinent to their chosen health profession career and interest areas by choosing relevant upper-level courses accordingly. Pre-Nursing students pursuing the Accelerated Nursing (4+1) track may especially find the Allied Health studies degree to be a great option.
Why major in Allied Health Studies at the University of Mississippi?
“I chose Allied Health Studies because of the endless possibilities that can stem from this major. It allows me to pursue a degree in nursing while learning about the healthcare field along the way.”
—Anna Cat Bouthillier (BA Allied Health Studies ’20), Home Town: Duxbury, MA