Take the first steps to a successful future.
Earn your Associate of Arts in Allied Health degree today.

14% projected job growth by 2028
1.9 million jobs added by 2028*
1 thing missing . . . YOU
Whether you want to immediately start your career or continue to a four-year degree program, Saint Luke's College's Associate of Arts in Allied Health degree will challenge and prepare you for a rewarding future.
This degree prepares you for an entry-level, non-clinical position in the health care industry while giving you the foundation necessary to further your education.
Students who are interested in public health may tailor this degree with an admission advisor to learn the entry-level knowledge and skills in the area of public health. Students who choose that path may be able to gain employment in public or private organizations such as the health department while pursuing a baccalaureate-level degree in public health or another related area.
Advantage of Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences 
Whether you are a new high school graduate or a working adult, our program offers a combination of day and evening online courses to work with a variety of schedules.  Students choose Saint Luke's College for:
  • Financial aid, work-study and scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Experienced faculty with industry and teaching experience
  • Flexible online and face-to-face course
  • Networking opportunities with one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area
  • Local volunteer opportunities outside of the classroom through our student organizations
  • Academic advising available through the Student Resource Center
  • Campus located in Kansas City's historic Westport area and close to downtown, shopping and restaurants
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Academic Requirements
  • Completion of the 60 hours required for the Associate of Arts Degree. At least 25 percent MUST be earned from Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences to meet the residence requirement.
  • Achieve a minumum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 with no grade below C counting towards graduation.

Program of Study

Course # — Course Title Credit Hours

General Studies

GNED 100*-Freshman Seminar-1

Social, Political, and Behavioral Understanding 3 Required

HIST 120-History of Health and Medicine in the United States-3

Social, Political, and Behavioral Understanding 6 Required
Choose two courses from the following:

BADM 160-The Health Care Sector in the US and Beyond-3

HLTH 221-Global Health and Wellness: Visions of Global Health Care-3

PLSC 211-Introduction to Health Policy-3

PSYC 145-Sociocultural Approaches to Health Psychology-3

PSYC 225-Human Growth and Development-3

SOCI 140-Medical Sociology-3

Communicating Through Writing, Speaking, and Visual Images9 Required

COMM 110-Oral and Interpersonal Communication in Health-3

ENGL 130-Written Communication for Health Professionals-3

ENGL 150-Professional Communication in Health-3

Natural Sciences — 7-8 Required

BSCI 105-Principles of Biology with Lab-4

BSCI 115-Environmental Health-3

BSCI 120-Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab-4

BSCI 225-Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab-4

CHEM 105 -Principles of Chemistry with Lab-4

Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning — 3 Required

Choose one from the following:

MATH 110-Mathematical Principles for Health Professionals-3

MATH 165-College Algebra-3

MATH 207 -Biostatistics-3

Languages and Humanities6 Required

HUMS 145-Medical Ethics: Decision Making Under Uncertainty-3

SPAN 150-Spanish for Health Professions-3

Languages and Humanities — 3 Required

Choose one from the following:

ARTS 165 Artistic Scientists and Scientific Artists 3

SPAN 200 Conversational Spanish for Health Care Professionals 3

Additional General Education Requirements

Students must take two additional courses from any category above. 6-8 Required
Electives (See College Catalog for a full list of College electives): 15-17

Total credits: 60

*Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 report.