Allied Health Programs
With our commitment to preparing students to serve humankind, our Allied Health program enables students to be of service in medical technology, nursing, physical or occupational therapy, and athletic training. Students have opportunities for internships and practicums including one year of hands-on training at one of three area hospitals.
The intensive medical technology curriculum is in chemistry and biology with analytical procedures in chemistry, as well as laboratory techniques in microbiology and immunology. Most students complete their work at Manchester after three years, and spend the fourth year involved in clinical studies at one of the three hospitals affiliated with Manchester.
The pre-physical therapy program offers a variety of curricula to prepare students for admission into a doctoral program in physical therapy. Curricula options include:
Concentrating in pre-occupational therapy prepares a student for a Master of Science program. Students can complete a baccalaureate degree in biology-chemistry, exercise science or an interdisciplinary major in four years at Manchester, then apply for admission to a master's program in occupational therapy.
Our two-year pre-pharmacy curriculum combines science fundamentals with writing and communication courses, and prepares students to apply for pharmacy school. Some students choose to take three or four years of undergraduate courses to be more competitive when they apply. Manchester will launch a College of Pharmacy in 2012, where students with pre-pharmacy education can earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Students interested in athletic training can major or minor in athletic training.