B.S. in Allied Health with Integrated Single Subject (Science) Teaching Credential

The B.A. and B.S. in Allied Health programs prepares students for careers or graduate work in nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, physician assistant positions, and more.

96 units

This program is offered collaboratively by the Department of Biology and Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Division of Teacher Education in the School of Education. Students earn a bachelor of science degree in allied health and a teaching credential in a total of four years. Full program details and requirements are available on the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program page of this catalog.

Bachelor’s Requirements

All of the following requirements must be met to continue as an allied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry major. A student’s failure to maintain these requirements will result in him or her being dropped from the major. Reentry to the major is by petition only.

  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses required for the major.
  • Must complete each BIOC, BIOL, or CHEM course with a C- or higher in order for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of Biology and Chemistry.
  • Any single course within the major can be taken only two times at APU; students must change to a major outside the department after two unsuccessful (below C-) attempts in a single required course.
  • Only two courses total within the major can be repeated; students must change to a major outside the department after unsuccessful (below C-) attempts in any three required courses.
Biology
BIOL 151General Biology I 14
BIOL 240Biology of Microorganisms4
BIOL 250Human Anatomy4
BIOL 251Human Physiology4
BIOL 280Cell Biology4
BIOL 300Genetics 24
BIOL 396Topics in Biology and Christian Thought 31
BIOL 496Writing 3: Ethics and the Sciences 43
Chemistry
CHEM 151General Chemistry I 1, 54
CHEM 152General Chemistry II 54
CHEM 240Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 64
Mathematics
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 73
Note: MATH 130 does not meet the math prerequisite for BIOL 151 or CHEM 151. MATH 95, ALEKS 45 or equivalent is the math prerequisite for BIOL151. MATH 110 (B-), ALEKS 65 or equivalent is the math prerequisite for CHEM 151.
Physics
PHYC 151Physics for Life Sciences I 1, 54
PHYC 152Physics for Life Sciences II 54
Psychology3
General Psychology 8
OR
Human Growth and Development 8
Sociology
SOC 120Introduction to Sociology 83
Electives
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Biochemistry 9
Biomolecular Chemistry 9
Biomolecular Metabolism 9
Ecology 10
Neurobiology 2
Vertebrate Biology
Mammalian Physiology
Plant Biology
Molecular Biology
Practicum and Topics in Allied Health 2
Select at least 3 units from the following: 33
Medical Microbiology
Pre-health Seminar 11
Medical Missions Practicum 11
Directed Research Internship 11
Biological Science Internship
Stewardship Ecology
Developmental Biology
Biology Seminar 11
Advanced Topics in Biology
Readings 11
or an additional 4-unit course from the previous electives list above
Total Units64

Credential Requirements 

Foundation Courses
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 13
TESP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design 13
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 13
TESP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners 13
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education3
TESP 504Schools and Educational Systems3
Specialization Courses
TEP 531Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7-12)3
TEP 532Secondary Pedagogy I: Teaching in Secondary Schools (7-12)2
TEP 533The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner (7-12)3
TEP 534Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment (7-12)2
TEP 561Clinical Practice I: Single Subject Credential2
TEP 562Clinical Practice II: Single Subject Credential2
Total Units32

The following courses meet the undergraduate General Education requirements within the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program:

  • TESP 502 meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.
  • TESP 503 meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
  • TESP 504 meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
  • TEP 551 and TEP 552 combined, and TEP 561 and TEP 562 combined, meet the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.

B.S. in Allied Health

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base in their chosen field.
  2. Effectively communicate scientific ideas and research orally.
  3. Effectively communicate scientific ideas and research in writing.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and applying the scientific method to scientific questions.
  5. Demonstrate laboratory skills and techniques.
  6. Express a Christian worldview that integrates faith with their vocation.

Teaching Credential

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.