Allied Health

The Allied Health program is designed to provide basic education in the health sciences for those students who are either pursuing entry-level health professional employment or transferring to an allied health baccalaureate degree program. While program content predominantly focuses on the study of the human body using the model of Western medicine, classroom instruction integrates the teachings, cultural values, and traditions of American Indian people.

Student Outcomes

  • Demonstrate comprehension of the human body form and function.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the proper laboratory technique and experimental design.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to be conversant in medical language using professional communication skills.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of traditional American Indian perspectives on health, healing and holistic medical care.

Career Opportunities

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Recommended Electives

The following are additional courses which may be recommended by the advisor based on individual student goals for transfer into a baccalaureate program:

  • AHI 145 Medical Terminology (3 cr)
  • AIS 140 Nakoda History & Culture (3 cr)
  • AIS 141 Aaniiih History & Culture (3 cr)
  • BIOB 260 Cell & Molecular Biology/Lab (4 cr)
  • BIOO 120 Intro to Ethnobotany (3 cr)
  • CHMY 123 Intro to Organic & Biochm/Lab (4 cr)
  • CHMY 143 College Chemistry II/Lab (4cr)
  • CIS 110 Intro to Computers (3 cr)
  • NUTR 221 Basic Human Nutrition (3 cr)
  • PSYX course w/ advisor approval (3 cr)
  • SOCL 100 Intro to Sociology (3 cr)
  • Other course(s) approved by the Allied Health advisor to meet the career/transfer goal of the student.


Allied Health: Fall Semester (First Year)

AH 101Allied Health Professions1
AIS 150/155Nakoda/Aaniiih Lang I3
GS 110Finding Place1
Natural Science/LabGeneral Education Elective in Natural Science3/1
PSYX 100Intro to Psychology3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Semester Total15

Allied Health: Spring Semester (First Year)

AIS 100Intro to AIS3
GE ElectiveHumanities or Fine Art3
M 121Nakoda/Aaniiih Lang II4
WRIT 201College Writing II3
Semester Total16/17

Allied Health: Fall Semester (Second Year)

BIOB 270Bioethics3
BIOH 201/L201Anatomy & Phys/Lab I3/1
CHMY 121/L121 or CHMY 141/L141Intro to Gen Chemistry or College Chemistry I/Lab3/1
Semester Total14/15

Allied Health: Spring Semester (Second Year)

AH 290Allied Health Capstone1
BIOM 250/L250Microbiology/Lab3/1
BIOH 211/L211Anatomy & Phys/Lab II3/1
Communication Elective COMX 115 Interpersonal Comm. or COMX 111 Public Speech 3
STAT 216Statistics3
Semester Total15
Degree Total62
NOTE: If placement test scores indicate refresher classes are needed, the student’s program will require more than two years to complete. It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors.