Undergraduate Contact Information

Allied Health Studies Program

Dr. Kathleen Carozza
Acting Chair
Henderson Hall, 145

Phone: (973) 290-4126
Email: kcarozza@cse.edu

Allied Health Studies

Overview & Mission

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that careers in health care will grow at twice the pace for overall U.S. job growth (by more than 20 percent from 2008 through 2018) a bachelor's degree in allied health studies is a smart choice.

Graduates can qualify for entry-level employment in the health care industry as pharmaceutical reps, medical recruiters, medical device salespeople, public health workers, patient advocates, case workers and more!

The program in Allied Health Studies builds on a strong base of general education courses and includes in-depth perspectives in health and health care delivery. Students gain an understanding of health issues and public health trends, learn to utilize management, organizational and communication skills in health care positions, interpret health care and disease related research and use this information to change and improve health care.

Student Outcomes

  • Act as motivated members of the health care profession dedicated to assessing and addressing the health care needs of society and improving health and wellness for individuals, groups and populations.

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and values related to missions, management and outcomes of complex health care organizations and delivery systems.

  • Effectively communicate verbally, visually, electronically and in written forms to encompass all levels of communication from mass media communication levels to the individual interpersonal communication levels.

  • Apply cross-cultural and global perspectives in various aspects of health care as appropriate.

  • Synthesize and apply critical decision making skills to health related problems, using problem solving skills and ethical guidelines.


The Program was designed to help meet a growing need for health care personnel in this country. It is expected that United States health care will generate 3 million new jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics)

Students graduating from the Program will be prepared for entry level positions in a variety of health care and health related areas such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, doctor's offices, insurance companies, local, county and federal health care agencies, corporate and commercial settings. They are also prepared for a variety of graduate programs.

Students completing minors within the department are equipped with skills that allow them to be successful in fitness and venues in private, public and professional capacities.

Many schools and colleges are hiring fitness professionals to train their athletes as teams or one on one. As trained coaches, students will have the credibility that is now being required within the industry from town leagues, public and private schools, camps and colleges.

Allied Health Studies Program

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health Studies

  • AHS 101 Introduction to Allied Health Studies (4)
  • AHS 200 Global Health and Cultural Perspectives (4)
  • AHS 300 Health Care Delivery Systems and Organizations (4)
  • AHS 307 Epidemiology and Human Disease (4)
  • AHS 310 Health Promotion and Planning (4)
  • AHS 410 Research in Health Care (4)
  • AHS 450 Senior Seminar/Capstone (2)
  • AHS 495 Internship (2 + 2 option*)
  • Phil 331 Ethics in Health Care (4)
  • BUS 100 Introduction to Business (2)****
  • BUS 121 Accounting and Finance for Health Care Professionals (4)
  • BUS 200 Principles of Management & Management Skills (4)

The total credits for the major are: 42

Additional internship option: 44*

Prerequisite for Bus 121 & 200*******

Students may transfer in up to 90 credits. The total major in Allied Health is 42-44. Graduation requirement is 120 credits. Students may be over the "120" credit if they transfer in the complete allowance of 90 credits.

If the student has earned an A.A.S degree from an institution that has an articulation agreement with CSE, they will generally be required to take CSE 200 and Element III for their general education requirements. All transfer students will be assessed individually by the Admissions Office for correct placement in General Education Requirements.

Students who come from a school not within the CSE Articulation agreement will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Students transferring into CSE with an Associate's Degree will be required to take Element III of the College general education program.

Capstone Seminar

Students will complete a mentor guided, culminating research project that begins during the internship and ends in the Senior Seminar course.

Suggested minors for students majoring in Allied Health Studies:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Sociology/Gerontology

Requirements for a Minor in Personal Fitness Training

  • FIT 100 Introduction to the Fitness Industry (2)
  • FIT 200 Strength and Conditioning I (2)
  • FIT 205 Strength and Conditioning II (4)
  • FIT 300 First Aid and Injury Prevention (4)
  • FIT 400 Exercise Physiology (4)
  • FIT 405 Professional Fitness and Assessment (4)
Fitness Elective
  • FN 671 Sports Nutrition (3)