Join the Growing Field of Allied Health

The field of allied healthcare professionals is quickly growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while total U.S. employment dropped by over 2% between 2000 and 2010, healthcare employment grew by more than 25% during the same period. The profession of Allied Health encompasses a very broad group of health professionals who use evidence-based practice for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of diseases, promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health, and apply administration and management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings. Join the dynamic and relevant program at Otterbein University. Choose between two tracks to set yourself up for a career in Healthcare Administration or Exercise & Health Science.

Master of Science in Allied Health: Core Curriculum

  • MSAH 5050: Allied Healthcare Administration
  • MSAH 5220: Evidence-Based Practice
  • MSAH: 5230: Leadership & Advocacy in Policy and Healthcare
  • MSAH 5000: Research Design
  • MSAH 5300: Program Planning & Evaluation

Healthcare Administration Track

If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare management, this is the route for you.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Added coursework in the Healthcare Administration track includes U.S. Healthcare Policy, Ethical Healthcare Leadership, and the option of a Practicum or Thesis for a total of 30 credit hours total. Learn more about the Master's degree in Allied Health in Healthcare Administration track.

Exercise and Health Science Track

As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or wellness programs are expected to increase the need for professionals involved in exercise, wellness, and disease prevention.  Added coursework in the Exercise and Health Science track includes electives in Applied Performance Nutrition, Advanced Strength and Conditioning, and others across graduate disciplines. Thesis or Practicum option included for a total of 36 credit hours.  Learn more about the Master's degree in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science track.

Career Opportunities with an advanced degree in Allied Health

  • Sports and Fitness Manager
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Community Health Director
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Practice Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Clinical Director
  • Healthcare Executive