Allied Health

Expand Your Health Horizons

Be ready for the positions that comprise over half the jobs in healthcare today, such as medical technologist, occupational therapist or physical therapist. A minor in allied health complements many health science-related majors at DWU. Add a biology faculty co-adviser to help select the best courses for your dream job in the healthcare industry.

What jobs can you do with an 
allied health minor?

Further your healthcare background, and grow your skills to enter fields such as: 


Health Administration 

Rehabilitation Counseling 

Therapeutic Services

Allied Health Courses

With an allied health minor, you will take courses in biology, chemistry and healthcare.  

BIO 101 General Biology

4 Hours
Students will examine concepts and theories in the following areas: the philosophy and methods of science; ecology; cell structure and function; genetics; and evolution. Three lectures, one laboratory. This course is intended to primarily serve those not majoring in the Biological Sciences. Note: A student who takes BIO 101/BIO 101L and then decides to major in the life sciences may take BIO 122 with consent of the instructor. If the instructor determines it is in the best interest of the student to take BIO 120, only BIO 120 will count toward the major. Any student who takes both BIO 101 and BIO 120 can count only one of these courses toward the major. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 101L.

CHM 164 University Chemistry

3 Hours
A one-semester course covering the core concepts of general chemistry, maintaining the depth and relevance of a two semester sequence. Topics covered include: bonding, equilibrium, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction. Prerquisite: MTH 120 or equivalent is recommended.

HLT 100 Introduction to Healthcare

1 Hours
This course provides students beginning education in healthcare related fields with the fundamentals they need to develop their personal and professional skills, to be exposed to various healthcare professions in order to better understand their chosen career path and succeed in the world of health care. Students will be exposed to topics related to today’s health care system such as health care economics, legal and ethical principles, as well as providing important context for the personal, professional and workplace skills that are required in healthcare. Students will also be exposed to a variety of careers in health care and detailed profiles of the most in-demand professions.

PHS 260 University Physics I

4 Hours
This is an introductory calculus-based course in the fundamentals of physics as applied to mechanics. Topics included are kinematics, vectors, Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and waves. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 135 or consent of instructor. Corequisite PHS 260L.

PSY 237 Developmental Psychology

3 Hours
This course is a sequential study of the individual from conception to death. Students will study research regarding human physical, cognitive and social-emotional development, along with implications for parents, teachers and counselors.

Get to Know Your Professors

Discover allied health with our knowledgeable professors! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Bethany Melroe Lehrman, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry | Dean of the Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences

Paula Mazzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

The Experience

DWU will prepare you for the most important emerging careers in healthcare. Allied health complements many health science-related majors at DWU. With a minor in Allied Health, you will want to pursue one of the following majors:



General Science

Pre-Physical Therapy

Exercise Science

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