Allied Health Science

Many opportunities exist in hospitals, research facilities, and private doctor’s offices for individuals who want to become members of the Allied Health professional team. This team includes nurses, radiologic technologists, clinical laboratory technologists, physical therapists, phlebotomists, dental hygienists, histology technicians, and more. Harcum’s Allied Health Science curriculum contains two distinct tracks to meet the needs of individuals pursuing an Allied Health career. Each track offers both full and part-time options.
  • Students can enter the two-year program at Harcum to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution where they will complete the final two years of a bachelor’s degree program. An associate of science degree will be granted upon successful completion of the two-year Allied Health Science Program.
  • Students can pursue the one-year Allied Health Science career track designed for students who require prerequisite coursework prior to official acceptance into the professional health science program of their choice at Harcum College.

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The Mission of the Allied Health Science program is to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to successfully transition into a competitive workforce, or to transfer to a healthcare related major at a four-year college or university with a firm foundation for success.

Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Graduates will demonstrate professional behavior, commitment to excellence, and value and respect diversity in the healthcare field.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective written and presentation skills.
  • Graduates will apply knowledge of chemical, biological, and physiological concepts to the health science profession.
  • Graduates will integrate research with computer applications to enhance professional development in the health care profession.
  • Graduates will adopt a philosophy that incorporates elements of spiritual, physical, and mental well-being to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 
Application Requirements:
  • Completed Harcum College Application
  • Official high school transcript or GED transcript. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree, unless specifically requested.
  • Official college transcript(s), if applicable
  • Typed personal essay that explains why you are choosing your desired major.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from an employer, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
  • Completion of high school biology (with lab), chemistry, and college preparatory mathematics with a grade of C or higher. College courses may be substituted for any or all of these courses.
  • GPA of 2.0 and/or minimum SAT score of 750 (critical reading and mathematics scores only).
  • TOEFL scores for students for whom English is a second language

Allied Health Science
Program Director:

Julie Taddeo
OMGC, 4th Floor Suite
Phone: 610-526-6020