Allied Health - Health Promotion, Wellness, Prevention & Community Health Education Track

Program Requirements

The Allied Health degree program requires the completion of a minimum of 120 units. Lower-division courses from your community college will be applied, as appropriate, up to a maximum of 64 units. A minimum of 32 units must be in upper-division courses at Towson University. The final 30 units must be taken at Towson University. The overall program structure follows.

Core Curriculum Requirements 

Students must complete Towson University’s Core Curriculum requirements as specified in this catalog. In general, a graduate from one of the Maryland community college associate’s degree programs included in the Allied Health Program will need to complete several Core Curriculum courses in addition to those that are transferred. Some of the required Core Curriculum courses will be satisfied through program core and track requirements.

Required Courses (18 units)

All students must complete 18 units of required courses in the program. Courses are available online.

HLTH 207HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.3
AHLT 310MANAGEMENT FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL3
or AHLT 311 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
AHLT 320UNDERSTANDING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE3
AHLT 440PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ALLIED HEALTH3
AHLT 445RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH STUDIES3
NURS 416CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH CARE3
Total Units18

Tracks  (18 units)

Students choose one of six tracks. Other course selections are possible, subject to the approval of the program director. Each student’s program of study and the courses he or she chooses must be approved by an Allied Health adviser. Students are required to take a capstone course (AHLT 450) at or near the end of their Towson studies. This course is required among the 18 units of the track. Students are also required to take an ethics class in their track.

Students are able to pursue a minor in a number of different areas along with the Allied Health major by selecting specific tracks. Minors in Health Care Management and Family Studies are examples. Note: Students may have additional units to complete beyond the 18 required to earn the minor. Students may also select the Science and Professional Preparation track if planning to attend graduate school, selecting courses within the track that help satisfy requirements for their graduate program.

The list of courses in the track below is representative, not comprehensive. Students in any track may also complete units as AHLT 495/AHLT 496.

Health Promotion, Wellness, Prevention and Community Health Education Track (18 units)

Appropriate courses in health science, kinesiology, occupational therapy and other departments may be selected.

Required for Track (6 Units)
PHIL 361BIOMEDICAL ETHICS3
AHLT 450CAPSTONE IN ALLIED HEALTH 13
Course Possibilities (12 Units)
Select four of the following:12
CLINICAL PROGRAM PLAN & EVALUATION
COMMUNITY PLANNING FOR AN AGING SOCIETY
DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT
CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
NUTRITION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMMING FOR THE OLDER ADULT
ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH CARE
GENETICS, HEALTH & SOCIETY
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
MOTIVATION
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY
WOMEN AND MEDICINE
Total Units18
1

May be taken online.

One route to earn the associate's degree to meet the requirements for admission into the Allied Health Program/Major is through a dual enrollment option whereby students are simultaneously enrolled at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to earn an Applied Associate of Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Respiratory Care Therapy while taking classes at Towson University.  Eligibility to complete the Allied Health degree and earn the B.T.P.S. in Allied Health is contingent upon the completion of the Respiratory Therapy A.A.S. degree.

Allied Health/Respiratory Therapy Suggested Four-Year Plan 

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units 
CHEM 121
121L (Core 7)
4BIOL 191
191L (Core 8)
4 
ENGL 102 (Core 2)3MATH 105 or 115 (Core 3)3 
Select one of the following (Core 6):3PSYC 101 (Core 6)3 
SOCI 101 (Core 6)
COSC 1113 
FMST 101 (Core 6)
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3 
GERO 101 (Core 6)
  
HLTH 101 (Core 11)3  
Core 4, 5, 10 or 123  
 16 16 
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2UnitsSummerUnits
AHLT 200.1024BIOL 222
222L
4AHLT 2002-36
BIOL 221
221L
4AHLT 200.1033AHLT 3203
COMM 1313AHLT 200.1042 
Core 4, 5, 10 or 123AHLT 200.2002 
 AHLT 3203 
 Core 4, 5, 10 or 123 
 14 17 5-39
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units 
AHLT 200.2013AHLT 200.2044 
AHLT 200.2024AHLT 200.2053 
AHLT 200.2035AHLT 200.2065 
NURS 416 (Core 13)3HLTH 2073 
 15 15 
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units 
AHLT 3103AHLT 4093 
AHLT 4053AHLT 4113 
AHLT 4073AHLT 440 (Core 9)3 
AHLT 4453AHLT 4503 
Core 4, 5, 10 or 123HCMN 441 (Core 14)3 
 15 15 
Total Units 128-162