Science, Allied Health Science Concentration, B.S.

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Science, Allied Health Science Concentration, B.S.

The Science major, Allied Health Science concentration is designed for students who expect to enter a professional school for cytotechnology, chiropractic medicine, pharmacy, or medical laboratory science. It may also be used for students interested in occupational therapy, or physical therapy.

For some programs, this concentration leads to an MTSU degree through completion of at least 90 credit hours at MTSU, acceptance into a professional school, and either successful completion of one year or completion of the professional program (3+1). A four-year major in a standard science major such as chemistry or biochemistry is encouraged for students considering highly competitive health fields such as medicine or laboratory-intensive work. Admission to the MTSU pre-professional program does not assure admission to a professional program. However, MTSU committees and advisors support students in their application. Selection for admission is competitive and is made by the admissions committee of the respective program according to its selection standards.

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The value of shadowing

The value of shadowing

All of MTSU's Health Science Pre-Professional Programs require a good amount of shadowing — of following and observing professionals in the field as they go through the daily routine. For many students, this requirement is also the experience that cements their determination to pursue their career of choice. Students in the Pre-Medical Technology program have the opportunity to shadow two hours a week at either Vanderbilt University Medical Center or the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

Be Pre-pared

Be Pre-pared

Pre-Scripts is a pre-professional organization for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. The organization brings in local pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, as well as representatives of schools and the armed services, to provide students firsthand insights into the different health science careers and valuable information about applying for health professional schools and programs. Pre-Scripts in also involved in community service projects and organizes trips to professional schools. (The organization meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.)

News Briefs

The value of shadowing

All of MTSU's Health Science Pre-Professional Programs require a good amount of shadowing — of following and observing professionals in the field as they go through the daily routine. For many students, this requirement is also the experience that cements their determination to pursue their career of choice. Students in the Pre-Medical Technology program have the opportunity to shadow two hours a week at either Vanderbilt University Medical Center or the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

Be Pre-pared

Pre-Scripts is a pre-professional organization for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. The organization brings in local pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, as well as representatives of schools and the armed services, to provide students firsthand insights into the different health science careers and valuable information about applying for health professional schools and programs. Pre-Scripts in also involved in community service projects and organizes trips to professional schools. (The organization meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.)

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CAREERS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28 percent increase in chiropractor employment opportunities between 2010 and 2020.

Career Starters

MTSU offers a variety of Pre-Professional Health Science tracks to help put students on a path to a rewarding career.

  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Cytotechnology
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Pre-Medical Technology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Radiation Therapy Technology

Pre-Professional students have gone on to programs at

  • Auburn University
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Belmont
  • Creighton University
  • DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Logan University
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • St. Louis University
  • Samford University
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • South University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Health Sciences Antigua
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Western Kentucky University

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Students completing a three-year program, coupled with one year of successful work in chiropractic school, will satisfy the course requirements needed to receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Science from MTSU's Department of Chemistry.

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