Allied Health - Family Studies 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

Family Studies Track (18 units)

Family studies is an interdisciplinary area that includes courses from the Family Studies (FMST) program as well as a variety of courses from other departments in the university.

Required for Track
PHIL 361BIOMEDICAL ETHICS3
AHLT 450CAPSTONE IN ALLIED HEALTH 13
Course Possibilities
Select four of the following:12
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
FAMILY THEORIES
CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN FAMILY POLICY
THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD AND FAMILY
FAMILY LAW
COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
WOMEN, WORK, AND FAMILY
WOMEN AND MEDICINE
Total Units18

Suggested Plan of Study

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

*Students must also complete Towson University’s Core Curriculum requirements, many of which will be done at the community college before transferring to the Allied Health program at TU. Consult with your adviser to determine which Core requirements are left to complete.

**Additional courses may be needed to meet university requirements.

Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
AHLT 310 or 31113AHLT 32013
AHLT 4451, 23AHLT 4401, 23
HLTH 207 (Core 11)13NURS 416 (Core 3)13
 9 9
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
AHLT 45013PHIL 361 (Core 14)13
Elective - Approved Courses within Requirements3Elective - Approved Courses within Requirements3
Elective - Approved Courses within Requirements3Elective - Approved Courses within Requirements3
 9 9
Total Units 36