Program Description


Allied health provides the life-science foundations, critical thinking skills and the ethical training required of today’s health professionals.

Why Choose Allied Health?

Our flexible program offers a four-year degree tailored to your career goals, whether you plan to be a clinician or an administrative professional. You can choose from a concentration in general science or health care administration.

The Classes

The allied health program is interdisciplinary and includes study of the anatomy and physiology, psychology, ethics and first aid. All allied health majors examine topics including:

  • U.S. healthcare system
  • Death as a fact of life
  • Stress management
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Patient care procedures

Faculty with Real-World Experience

You will learn from full-time faculty members and adjunct professors — some who practiced or continue to practice in an administrative or clinical setting. They will share personal experiences, and engage with you in and out of the classroom.

Achieve Your Career Goals

As an allied health major at Manhattan College, you must complete an internship experience during your senior year in a setting relevant to your career goals. You will be placed or can choose a health care facility or hospital in the New York City metro area.

We prepare students to be competitive applicants in health professions schools. The Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement (CGSF) and the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) will support as you pursue a career in medicine, dentistry or allied health fields. We will help you fine-tune your curriculum, activities and internships relevant to your goals.

About Manhattan College

Manhattan College was founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Catholic teaching order started by Saint John Baptist de La Salle. The Lasallian mission drives our focus on quality education for all and service to our neighbors in need. Our picturesque campus is located in The Bronx, a 35-minute subway ride from the heart of Manhattan. Manhattan College offers more than 100 programs in six distinct schools — a complexity not usually found in an institution with only 4,000 students.