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Associate of Science
Allied Health (A.S.)
Are you looking to jumpstart your career in healthcare? The allied health associate degree prepares students to work in diagnostics, technical, therapeutic, and support services in connection with healthcare.
A physician and a student majoring in Allied Health looks over a container of medicine in a medical clinic..
Gain Hands-On Experience
Allied health professionals prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and illnesses. They also apply skills to support healthcare systems and apply science and evidence-based practices to assist patients.

The Allied Health Associates of Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry into programs of study in allied health professions. The associate degree allows students to complete most, if not all, needed prerequisites for programs in nursing, dental hygiene, radiographic science, sonography, medical assisting, or physical therapy assisting. It should be emphasized that the Allied Health associate degree does not certify or license a student in any of these fields but does allow them to complete the required and often long list of prerequisite courses needed to apply to such programs. It further provides prerequisite credits to be counted as “program applicable” under the federal guidelines for financial aid disbursements.

Having an associate degree greatly simplifies the transfer process. After completing prerequisites, students may apply to programs in nursing and PTA at BYU-Idaho. Alternatively, they can use it for programs outside of the University in these fields or others.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with an associates in Allied Health have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Dental Hygienists
The responsibilities of dental hygienists are to perform hygienic, therapeutic, and preventative procedures for patients and provide an educational service for patients.
Pharmacy Technician
As pharmacy technicians, students will locate, dispense, pack, and label prescribed medication for patients. They are expected to help pharmacists with tasks such as processing insurance claims, tracking inventory, and filing paperwork.
Dental Assistant
Dental assistants set up dental exam tables, assist during cleanings, fillings, and hold dental instruments like suction tubs and mirrors while the dentist works. They are keep track of duties like scheduling patients, stocking supplies and billing patients or insurance providers.

Getting Started in This Degree

If you are interested in Allied Health, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

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