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Allied Health, B.A./B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health at Otterbein University is a course of study that is designed to give students a background deeply rooted within the sciences. This degree is best suited to prepare students for entry into graduate schools in physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assisting and contains coursework to meet the prerequisites of most graduate programs in health-related fields. As such, the BS in Allied Health includes the coursework that is required as pre-requisite coursework for these graduate fields of study.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Allied Health allows students greater flexibility within their schedule to explore other areas of graduate study or career paths that do not require such a strict science curriculum. Potential paths beyond the undergraduate career for students completing the BA in Allied Health would be graduate study in the areas of nutrition and dietetics, applied behavioral analysis, exercise science, or recreational therapy, just to name a few.

Graduate School and Employment

The Allied Health major has had a terrific acceptance rate of our students who have applied to PT, OT and PA graduate schools. Our students apply and are accepted at a wide variety of graduate schools within and outside of Ohio. Our goal as Allied Health faculty at Otterbein University is to get to know our students individually and to help identify their future goals. 

Throughout one-on-one interactions and quality advising, we strive to get to know you as a person and understand your future goals. We will work with you to craft the Otterbein experience that will best prepare you to achieve those goals.


Professions include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Exercise science
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Health Care Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Organisms and Ecology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Scientific Procedures in Allied Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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