Associate of Science in Allied Health

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Program Description 

Why Choose the Associate of Science in Allied Health Degree Program?

  • 19% projected job growth in health care occupations by 2029*
  • 1.9 million jobs added by 2028*
  • Sample allied health careers and their median annual compensation*
    • Respiratory Therapists -- $56,730
    • Physical Therapist Assistants -- $54,410
    • Medical and Public Health Social Workers -- $46,300
    • Occupational Therapist Assistants -- $56,950
    • Radiation Therapists -- $80,090
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers -- $67,530

*Data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections report 

The Associate of Science in Allied Health degree provides you with foundational and prerequisite courses in general education with a mathematics and science focus that are frequently required for admission to most health-related, clinical or professional programs. For those who qualify, this degree will prepare you to apply for direct entry into our competitive Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Advantages of Saint Luke's™ College of Health Sciences at Rockhurst University

Whether you are a new high school graduate or a working adult, our program offers a combination of day and evening online courses to work with a variety of schedules.

Why do students choose Saint Luke’s College?

  • Experienced faculty with industry and teaching experience
  • Flexible learning with both online and face-to-face courses
  • A campus located in Kansas City’s historic Westport area and close to downtown, shopping, and restaurants
  • Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Direct-Entry for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

Once a student is in the final semester of their associate degree program at Saint Luke’s College, they may apply to the BSN program if they meet the eligibility requirements. The direct-entry option gives good students a competitive advantage over applicants from other associate degree programs.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Practice foundational knowledge, professionalism and skills suitable to furthering their education in nursing or other health care careers.
  • Develop problem-solving skills with a disposition towards problem-solving in mathematics and science.
  • Gain educational experience that fosters scientific inquiry and mathematical investigation.
  • Acquire academic skills in oral and written communication, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and information literacy.

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Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • Financial aid, work-study, and scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Networking opportunities with one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area
  • Local volunteer opportunities outside of the classroom through our student organizations
  • Academic advising available through the Student Resource Center


  • Graduating students will be those who demonstrate knowledge for entry-level positions in allied health fields and professions and understand the importance of pursuing advanced degrees.
  • Students will be provided a broad and relevant educational experience through a selection of contemporary courses that will enable students to learn fundamental concepts in nursing and other allied health disciplines.