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Allied Health Professions (Cooperative)

The preparatory programs in allied health science encompass those health areas in which individuals support, aid, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare professionals as contributing members of a health-care team. Programs in this area combine natural science and liberal arts education. Students who complete any of these programs may enter the profession immediately or select additional education in health care.

Moravian College has a cooperative or facilitation transfer program with Jefferson College of Health Professions to enable students to complete studies in these areas.

Allied Health Programs with Jefferson College of Health Professions

The preparatory programs in the areas listed below usually take two to four years of study. The student then applies for admission to Jefferson College of Health Professions, Philadelphia, for further clinical and didactic training. Jefferson College is responsible for the decision to admit the student. If accepted, the student matriculates at Jefferson College of Health Professions and earns a degree from there upon completion of the program in the field of his or her choice. Moravian College does not award specific degrees in allied health areas.

Students who select these preparatory programs follow a course of study that not only prepares them for entry into a program at Jefferson College of Health Professions but also provides the option of pursuing a bachelor's degree if they should decide to complete their education at Moravian.

Though Moravian College cannot guarantee a student's admission into the allied health programs at Jefferson College of Health Professions, its agreement with that institution enhances the opportunities of Moravian students to obtain bachelor’s degrees in cardiac sonography, computed tomography, general sonography, invasive cardiovascular technology, magnetic resonance imaging, medical dosimetry, nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, and vascular technology.

General Requirements for Allied Health Students

Students participating in any of the College's allied health programs that require only three years of full-time work at Moravian should select Mathematics 107 to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning (F2) requirement of Learning in Common. For the Multidisciplinary requirement, they need choose only five of the six categories. They also must complete only one of the two Upper-Division category requirements.

Jefferson offers baccalaureate, master's, and certificate programs in diagnostic imaging, laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Students who are interested in these programs should consult with the health professions advisor, Stephen Dunham, on application requirements and recommended courses.