College of Health Professions


ALLIED HEALTH

Tracks

Students must choose and complete one of six tracks. All courses and each student’s plan of study must be approved by an Allied Health Advisor.

Below are descriptions and representative courses for each track. Other course selections are possible, subject to the approval of the program director.

Students will be required to take a Capstone Course (AHLT 4XX) at/near the end of their Towson studies. This course is required for each student among the 18 units of the Track.
Students are also required to take an ethics class in their track.
Students are able to pursue a minor in a number of different areas along with the Allied health major by selecting specific tracks. (Minors in Health Care Management and Family Studies are examples.)

Note: students may have additional units to complete beyond the 18 track units in order to earn the minor. Students may also select the Science and Professional Preparation track if planning to continue on to graduate school, and select courses within the track that help satisfy their graduate program

Lists of courses in the tracks below are representative, not comprehensive.

- Administration/Management Track (Online)
- Advanced Respiratory Therapy Track (Online)
- Health Promotion, Wellness, Prevention and Community Health Education Track
- Family Studies Track
- Science and Professional Preparation Track
- Education Track

Note: Students in any Track may also complete credits as an Allied Health Independent Study.
AHLT 495/496 Allied Health Independent Study (3)

Administration/Management Track (18 Units)

Students may choose from a broad array of courses in the fields of healthcare management, accounting, management, marketing, finance, and related areas. This track may be taken completely online.
Note: Some courses may be counted as either a Core course or a Track course, but not both.
Italicized courses are available online.

HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) [required]
AHLT 450 Capstone (3) [required]


Course possibilities include:

  • AHLT 310 Management for the Allied Health Professional (3)
  • AHLT 311 Human Resource Management for Allied Health Professionals (3)
  • AHLT 313 Clinical Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
  • AHLT 315 Financial Management for Allied Health Professionals (3)
  • AHLT 495/496 Allied Health Independent Study (3)
  • HCMN 415 Financing and Organization of Health Care Services in the US (3)
  • ENGL 319 Organizational Communications (3)
  • HCMN 305* Community Health Administration (3)
  • HCMN 413* Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3)
  • HCMN 419* Long-Term Care Administration (3)
  • HCMN 435* Health Information and Quality Management (3)
  • MNGT 341 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 361 Principles of Management (3)

*Health Care Management minor status required.
Students choosing this track may be able to earn a minor in Health Care Management.

Advanced Respiratory Therapy Track (18 Units)
For the respiratory care practitioner, these courses offer advanced clinical
knowledge regarding clinical practice. This track can be taken completely online.
Italicized courses are available online.

HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues In Health Administration (3) [required]
AHLT 450 Capstone (3) [required]

Course possibilities include:

  • AHLT 405 Systemic Disease Processes and Interventions in Respiratory Care(3)
  • AHLT 407 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care (3)
  • AHLT 409 Sleep and Rehabilitative Respiratory Care (3)
  • AHLT 411 Cardiopulmonary Disease and Pathophysiology (3)
  • AHLT 413 Pharmacology and Therapeutics (3)

Health Promotion, Wellness, Prevention and Community Health Education Track (18 Units)
Appropriate courses in health science, kinesiology, occupational therapy, and other departments may be selected.

PHIL 361 Biomedical Ethics (3) [required]
AHLT 450 Capstone (3) [required]

Course possibilities include:

  • AHLT 313 Clinical Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
  • GERO 367 Death, Dying and Bereavement (3)
  • HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3)
  • HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3)
  • KNES 301 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure(3)
  • KNES 455 Physical Activity Programming for the Older Adult (3)
  • OCTH 205 Alternative and Complementary Healthcare (3)
  • OCTH 301 Genetics, Health, and Society (3)
  • PSYC 311 Behavior Modification(3)
  • PSYC 315 Motivation (3)
  • PSYC 405 The Psychology of Aging(3)
  • SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3)

Family Studies Track (18 Units)
Family studies is an interdisciplinary track that includes courses from the family studies (FMST) program as well as a variety of courses from other departments in the University.

PHIL 361 Biomedical Ethics (3)[required]
AHLT 450 Capstone (3) [required]

Course possibilities include:

  • FMST 301 Family Relationships (3)
  • FMST 302 Family Theories (3)
  • FMST 303 Trends in Contemporary Family Life (3)
  • FMST 340 The Hospitalized Child and Family (3)
  • FMST 380 Family Law (3)
  • FMST 387 Community Services for Families (3)
  • GERO 367 Death, Dying, and Bereavement (3)
  • PSYC 405 The Psychology of Aging (3)
  • PSYC 451 Introduction to the Exceptional Child (3)
  • WMST 335 Women, Work and Family(3)

Science and Professional Preparation Track (18 Units)
Students interested in pursuing graduate study in a health profession or science-related area may wish to use this track to complete additional coursework in the natural sciences, mathematics, and related areas that may be required for graduate school or professional school preparation. These courses must be approved by the student’s faculty adviser.

PHIL 361 Biomedical Ethics (3)[required]
AHLT 450 Capstone (3) [required]

Course possibilities include:

  • BIOL 190 Introductory Biology for The Health Professions (4)
  • BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIOL 301 Field Natural Science (4)
  • BIOL 303 Life Sciences (3)
  • BIOL 315 Medical Microbiology(4)
  • BIOL 321 Biology of Women (3)
  • BIOL 322 Biotechnology and Society(3)
  • BIOL 323 Genes, Evolution and Morality (3)
  • BIOL 408 Cell Biology
  • CHEM 121/121L Allied Health Chemistry I Lecture and Lab (4)
  • CHEM 351 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 356 Biochemistry Laboratory(2)
  • ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
  • MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3)
  • PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5)
  • PHYS 211 General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 212 General Physics II (4)
  • PSYC 203 Human Development (3)
  • PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4)
  • PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Education Track (18 Units)
Courses in health education or other areas of education may be selected to focus on clinical patient education or academic teaching.

PHIL 361 Biomedical Ethics (3) [required]
AHLT 450 Capstone (3)[required]

Course possibilities include:

  • ENGL 319 Organizational Communications (3)
  • HLTH 222 Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior (3)
  • HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease(3)
  • HLTH 315 Curriculum and Planning in Health Education (3)
  • HLTH 425 Instructional Methods in Health Education (3)
  • HLTH 430 Organization,Implementation and Management of Health Education Programs (3)
  • HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education (3)
  • ISTC 301 Integrating Instructional Technology (3)
  • PSYC 201 Educational Psychology(3)
  • PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning (3)

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