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ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE (AS)

The Allied Health Science program is your solution to building the knowledge you need before nursing school.

Most advanced healthcare-related degrees start with the same thing – a strong foundational knowledge of the basic sciences. The Associate of Science in Allied Health Science is a liberal arts-based degree program designed to successfully prepare you for further education in the healthcare field while benefitting from a more intimate, interactive, and cost-efficient environment.

What is Allied Health Science?

Designed to be the springboard for your professional goals no matter what allied health career path you choose to pursue, the Allied Health Science program will build your knowledge of the health and life sciences. This is the knowledge you’ll pull upon as you further your education and dive into patient care and advanced topics like evidence-based diagnoses, evaluation and treatment of disease, promoting wellness, and the administration of healthcare systems.

YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • You want to complete prerequisite courses for an advanced degree such as nursing, respiratory therapy, radiologic technology, physician assistant, etc.
  • Taking advantage of the benefits of a compact college – small class sizes, individual advising, free tutoring, extracurricular offerings, and so much more – is how you’d like to start your college journey.
  • The idea of getting almost half of your bachelor’s degree program completed at a fraction of the cost excites you!

CAREER OUTLOOK & GENERAL OVERVIEW

CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Allied Health Science (AS) is a good intro to*:
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physician Assistant

*Credit transferability and program acceptance are not guaranteed

AVERAGE AGE

31
Average age of the Plaza student population*

*Based on active student population, Spring 2021

GRADUATION RATE

64%

of all of Plaza’s full time students graduate on time.

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

28:1

Allowing more dynamic classroom interaction

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

$810,839.91

Awarded during the 2020 academic year

*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021

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THE ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

Our professors are subject matter experts in their fields. Throughout the program, they’ll share their knowledge with you, providing a strong foundation and hands-on experience to prepare you for a successful healthcare career. The program will provide instruction in:

  • Basic Sciences (ex: Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition)
  • English, Writing, and Research
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities (ex: Mathematics, Sociology, Psychology, Gerontology)
  • Medical Ethics and Law

View all degree requirements in the College Catalog.

WHY IS PLAZA RIGHT FOR YOU?

We're glad you asked.

Academic Quality

Program Rigor, Subject-Matter-Expert Professors, and MSCHE Accreditation ensure an exceptional college education.

Competitive Tuition

Our tuition is not only of the lowest of any private college in the state, but one of the lowest amongst all 4-year colleges in NYC.

Campus Location

Located in the heart of Queens, our Forest Hills campus is convenient and easily accessible by all public transportation and major highways.

On Your Time

Whether you need classes online, on campus, in the morning, in the evening, or a combination of all, flexible course scheduling gives you options.

Success Stories

Our 100+ year alumni network is ready and waiting to tell you how Plaza helped them get where they are today!

Support Network

Individual Advising, Free Tutoring, Student Life Activities, and Job Placement Services add to your college experience and graduation success.