Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies Curriculum

Advance your education and ability to elevate your role in allied health care.

Health services aren’t just about treating conditions. They’re also about encouraging people to live healthier lives through maintenance, prevention and the adoption of better habits. By developing your career as an allied health professional, you can help focus on the core competencies to help you advance in the evolving health care sector.

Rider’s online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies program is designed for working professionals who seek stronger credentials. You can refine building in-demand skills, prepare for future changes in practice and pursue advanced opportunities in your field while learning on a flexible schedule.

Rider University Online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Services Curriculum

The curriculum in Rider’s Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies is designed to support those wanting to move into leadership roles in the health care system. The program provides the opportunity to tailor your studies with a diverse selection of elective courses. Develop a well-rounded skill set as you explore the pharmaceutical industry, behavioral neuroscience, population health care management, aging and the elderly, abnormal psychology and other specialized topics.

Your online allied health courses are taught by a distinguished faculty and industry practitioners who can bring a practical and multidisciplinary approach to your studies. Our professors are available for you and are committed to your academic success.

* The BSAHS does not require residency or separate clinicals.

Allied Health Core (3 Credit Hours):

Students choose 1 course from the following disciplines:

NUR 404Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments3 Credits

Category 1 Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Students choose 2 courses from the following disciplines:

BIO 206The Pharmaceutical Industry3 Credits
HTH 336/ECO 336Economics of Health Care Systems3 Credits

Category 2 Courses (21 Credit Hours)

Students choose 7 courses from the following disciplines:

BIO 100ALife Science: Human Emphasis3 Credits
BIO 100BLife Science: Genetics Emphasis3 Credits
BIO 100CLife Science: Human Disease3 Credits
BIO 100DLife Science: Biology of Human Aging3 Credits
BIO 206The Pharmaceutical Industry3 Credits
BNS 107Life Science: Brain and Behavior3 Credits
CHE 115Chemistry and Contemporary Society3 Credits
PSY 110Psychology: The Science of Well-being3 Credits
PSY 131The Science of Mental Illness3 Credits
PSY 220Abnormal Psychology3 Credits
PSY 283Sports Psychology3 Credits
PSY 345Health Psychology3 Credits
PSY 365Drugs and Human Behavior3 Credits
PSY 382Aging, Brain, and Cognition3 Credits
PSY 385Death, Dying, and Suicide3 Credits

Areas of Knowledge (33-35 Credit Hours)

Historical Perspective | 9 Credit Hours
Students choose 3 courses from the following disciplines:

  • Multicultural America
  • Hip Hop and American Culture
  • Communication Culture and Media
  • Radio and TV Communication
  • Sitcoms and American Culture
  • Women in Literature
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Security Policy
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • World History to 1500
  • World History Since 1500
  • 20th Century Europe
  • History of Socialism
  • Music of the Beatles
  • American Presidency
  • Theater History to 1700
  • Theater History Since 1700
  • American Theater History

Artistic and Intellectual Perspective | 9 Credit Hours
Students choose 3 courses from the following disciplines:

  • American Folklore
  • American Pop Culture
  • Hip Hop and American Culture
  • American Identity in the Arts
  • Sitcoms and American Culture
  • Women in Literature
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Understanding Politics

Contemporary Perspective | 9 Credit Hours
Students choose 3 courses from the following disciplines:

  • Multicultural America
  • American Pop Culture
  • Technology and Science in America
  • Hip Hop and American Culture
  • American Identity in the Arts
  • Communication Culture and Media
  • Gender and Communication
  • Sitcoms and American Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Popular Constructions of Gender and Sexuality
  • Homeland Security
  • Race, Class, and Gender in American Society
  • Business Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Understanding Politics
  • Healthcare Regulation and Governance
  • Political Behavior: Fear, Risk, and Crisis
  • American Presidency
  • Global Issues
  • Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Security Policy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Science of Well Being
  • The Science of Mental Illness
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychology of Women
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Youth and Adolescent Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology and Law
  • Sport Psychology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Drugs and Human Behavior
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Psychology and Culture
  • Positive Psychology
  • Death, Dying, and Suicide
  • Sociological Imagination

Natural World | 6-8 Credit Hours
Students choose 2 courses from the following disciplines:

  • Life Science
  • Life Science: Brain and Behavior
  • Chemistry and Contemporary Society
  • Astronomy
  • Drugs and Human Behavior
  • Death, Dying and Suicide

Elective Courses (40-42 Credit Hours)

Basic Core (9-15 Credit Hours)

CMP 120Expository Writing3 Credits
CMP 125Research Writing3 Credits
COM 104Speech Communication3 Credits
CIS 185Information Technology3 Credits

Considering a Career Change to Allied Health?

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online bachelor’s in allied health studies program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you through the process. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.

Benefits of Your Online BSAHS Degree

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership. We connect you with rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study through a flexible online platform.

Prepare to thrive professionally and become a lifelong independent learner. Our people, programs and opportunities focus on helping you build a successful career and rewarding life where you can truly make a difference. That’s the promise of a Rider education.

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Complete coursework 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Transfer up to 90 credits from a combination of 2 year and 4 year institutions

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Complete in fewer than 3 years with transfer credits

The Value of Your Online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies

When you graduate with your online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies degree from Rider University, you earn the chance to prove your value as a professional dedicated to promoting quality health services. By choosing to further develop your skills in the field, you can help support the growing need for health care leaders while preparing for higher-level roles, new responsibilities and increased pay.