Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Allied Health?
Allied Health professionals are at the core of healthcare delivery. They work with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver high-quality patient care services for identifying, preventing, and treating disease and disabilities. Each allied health practitioner has formal education and clinical training, along with the necessary credential, certificate, or licensure.
Why is Allied Health important?
The field of Allied Health is one that is rapidly expanding in the United States and in Southern California. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 17 of the top 30 fastest growing occupations are in the health-related professions. Additionally, the BLS projects that health care employment will increase by an average of 22% over the next 10 years, which is almost double the rate of other industries.
The two leading healthcare trends in the United States are the increase in the aging population and the epidemic of obesity. These two trends will influence health care for the next generation and we seek to be strategically positioned to help train future healthcare providers.
What types of jobs are available to me once I complete a degree in the College of Allied Health?
Allied Health professionals include Athletic Trainers, Exercise Physiologists, Health Educators, Health Information Managers, Healthcare Administrators, Laboratory Technicians, Nursing or Medical Assistants, Physical Therapists, and more. Students in our pre-professional degrees will also go onto grad school in Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optomology, Dentistry, and Physical Therapy.
The specific program of study you choose will determine what future career options are available to you. Contact the Department of Health Sciences or the Department of Kinesiology for more information.
What is the Admissions process for the College of Allied Health?
The College of Allied Health does not have a special admissions process but follows the application requirements provided by the Office of Admissions. You can find more information for applying to California Baptist University by clicking here.
Once you have been accepted as a student at California Baptist University, you can declare one of the many majors within the College of Allied Health as your choice of study.
How do I complete an internship, field experience, or a clinical practicum?
For answers related to the clinical practicum process, please read these additional Clinical Practicum Frequently Asked Questions.
Are there scholarships available for students within the College of Allied Health?
Yes. The College of Allied Health is proud to offer scholarships to our students. Applications for scholarships are made available in March and are due April 1 of each spring semester. Students who apply and are selected will receive their scholarship for the following academic year.
Requirements for scholarship eligibility:
- Student must be enrolled and in good standing with the University.
- Student must have a declared major within the College of Allied Health
- Undergraduate applicants must have demonstrated academic success through the completion of a minimum of 15 credits in residence at the University, at least 6 units of which are requirements for a College of Allied Health major, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
- Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 units per semester (9 units for graduate students) and enrollment must include a minimum of 2 courses per semester that are listed in the University catalog as required courses for a major in the College of Allied Health.
- Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen.
- Student must demonstrate excellence in academics, community involvement, extra curricular, and purpose and vision.
Contact the College of Allied Health
8432 Magnolia Avenue, James 106, Riverside, CA 92506