Allied health professions are the health care professions that are separate from nursing, medicine, and pharmacy. Individuals in allied health careers provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services that are critical to other health professionals they work with and the patients they serve. The overall employment outlook for individuals with allied health certifications varies but is projected to be good to excellent by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BS degrees in Allied Health areas involve completing required course work at Roosevelt University followed by clinical training at the appropriate affiliate clinical site. A separate application to the clinical training program is required, and acceptance is not guaranteed. Roosevelt University offers five programs with clinical training at Northwestern Medicine (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Histotechnology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy Technology, and Radiography) and one concentration with clinical training at NorthShore Health Systems, Evanston (Medical Technology).
Courses taken for the major must be taken on a letter grade basis. A grade of C- is the minimal acceptable grade for a course to be applied to the major, or to be acceptable as a prerequisite for subsequent courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses in the major. However, it is important to note that the clinical affiliates have their own GPA requirements and may not accept grades of C- for certain required pre-requisite courses. Each of the Allied Health concentrations has its own pre-requisite courses and requirements. This major requires students to complete all required course work before applying to the clinical affiliate. Students are not guaranteed admission into the clinical training portion of the degree. Please make certain you are fully aware of each concentration’s specific acceptance requirements. Students interested in allied health careers should seek early guidance from the Allied Health advisor in the Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences.
In addition, Allied Health majors are required to:
- Take a minimum of their last 30 credit hours at Roosevelt University; off-site Allied Health courses count toward this requirement.
- Take at least 20 semester hours in acceptable biology, chemistry, or physics courses at Roosevelt University; not more than 15 semester hours of acceptable biology courses may be transferred to Roosevelt University and applied toward the BS in Allied Health.
- Once enrolled in the program, complete all remaining biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics course requirements for the BS in Allied Health at Roosevelt University. Under special circumstances, written permission to take required courses elsewhere may be granted by an Allied Health advisor.
- Apply only courses in biology taken within the past eight years toward graduation.
- Limit to four semester hours the total of independent study hours (BIOL/BCHM/CHEM/PHYS 395) and independent research (BIOL /BCHM/CHEM/PHYS 392) used to fulfill the requirements of the major.
- Consult with an advisor to assure that AP biology credit with a score of 3.0 or higher may apply toward the major or the general education requirement.