B.S. in Allied Health
- General HealthThe general health concentration provides an excellent foundation to prepare for careers in the allied health field, and allows you to choose from a wide range of electives across several departments to tailor to your specific interests or career requirements.
- Pre-Occupational TherapyThe pre-occupational therapy concentration forges a clear path to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in the occupational therapy field. Occupational therapy is a discipline that seeks to provide rehabilitation for people experiencing barriers to meaningful activities due to physical injuries or difficulties with cognitive or mental illnesses.
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What will I study as an allied health major?
As a major in allied health, you will take foundational courses in biology and chemistry, in addition to a variety of applied topics including psychology, statistics and environmental health. A few course highlights include:
Human Anatomy (BIOS 254)
Medical Terminology (BIOS 346)
This course will provide an overview of the abbreviations and terminology used in medical settings. An overview of the human body, conditions, and procedures in correspondence with medical abbreviations will be taught in this course.
Exercise in Health and Disease Credits (KNES 337)
Theoretical and practical examination of relationships and scientific aspects of exercise to health and disease. Influences and effects of exercise on health status, human performance, chronic diseases, and dysfunctions.
Bible and Theology Coursework
As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, most undergraduate students complete 30 credits of biblical and theological studies as a part of their degree program. Learn more about our Bible and theology core.
Career Outlook and Preparation
What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health?
The B.S. in Allied Health degree will prepare graduates to enter and excel in graduate school with confidence in their academic knowledge, practical skills and faith integration. Professions in the allied health discipline consistently rank high as one of the top and recession-proof jobs in the nation.
- Occupational Therapist
- Wellness Manager
- Healthcare Administrator and Operations Manager
- Clinic Manager
- Orthotist and Prosthetist
- Medical Librarian
- Cardiovascular Technician
- Community Health Worker
- Medical Dosimetrist
- Neurodiagnostic Technologist
Explore Biola's Health Science Careers website for specific information about various health professions.
14% job growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for occupational therapists is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.
BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.
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Tuition and Financial Aid
Attaining a pre-occupational therapy degree from Biola is more affordable than you might think — dramatically lower than the “sticker price” in most cases — with 100% of incoming undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid.
Director of Occupational Therapy Program
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy University of Southern California
- Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy Univeristy of Southern California
Director, Office of Health Professions Advising
- M.D., University of California, Los Angeles
- B.S., University of California, Riverside
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
- Ph.D., University of California, Davis
- B.S., University of California, Davis