The mission of the Associate of Arts in Allied Health program is to provide a course of study that enhances a student’s foundational knowledge in the area of health sciences with a specific focus on allied health components embedded into a traditional plan of general education courses. The unique design enables students to transition into baccalaureate plans of study within the health professions as well as providing the critical thinking and integration skills necessary for career advancement.
To provide a broad and relevant educational experience through a selection of contemporary courses that will enable students to learn fundamental concepts in the allied health disciplines.
To prepare graduates with academic skills in oral and written communication, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and information literacy.
To foster an active learning environment that promotes informed and ethical participation as citizens of the world.
To enroll and graduate students who demonstrate knowledge for entry-level positions in allied health fields and professions and understand the importance of pursuing advanced degrees.
Associate of Arts in Allied Health Degree Requirements
Upon recommendation of the faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences will confer the degree of Associate of Arts in Allied Health upon students who have fulfilled the following requirements:
Completion of the 60 hours of the required program of study for the AA degree. At least 25 percent MUST be earned from Rockhurst University to meet the residency requirement.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 with no grade below C counting towards graduation.