Allied Health Sciences

As an Allied Health Sciences major, you can:

  • Use Education Abroad courses to meet General Education requirements, concentration requirements, Related Cognate Requirements, and/or electives
  • Participate in an internship abroad and gain real-world experience shadowing in the medical field
    Note: not all graduate health programs will count study abroad experience as meeting their patient contact hour requirements; students are encouraged to confirm with their anticipated graduate programs before engaging in the experience
  •  Use up to six credits of International Study in Allied Health courses (AH 2093 or AH 4093), Research credit, Independent Study credit, or Internship credit to fulfill related cognate requirements with advisor and department head approval
  • Pursue a minor/double major in Spanish

Allied Health Sciences students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses Allied Health Sciences students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability (not all courses are offered every semester), lab-based course sequencing, and their chosen plan or concentration within the major. Information regarding the concentrations within the major can be found on the Allied Health Sciences Major website.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

Graduate Health Program Requirements: Allied Health Sciences students should start planning early if they want to go abroad for a full semester. Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. Allied Health Sciences students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn. Pre-Med students should also consider the timing of when they will need to study for and take the M-CAT.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Mediterranean Diet and Tuscan Cuisine in Florence
Florence, Italy
On this program, students take one Allied Health Sciences course taught by a UConn faculty member (AH 2330: Italy’s Mediterranean Food and Our Health), and one History course. The Allied Health Sciences course can count as a related cognate course and a Content Area 4: Diversity and Multiculturalism – International requirement. Food related tours and workshops are scheduled throughout the program to provide students with a hands-on experience.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland.

Summer Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv
TelAviv, Israel
On this program, students take one Psychology course (PSYC 2209H: Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior) taught by a UConn faculty member and one culture course at Tel Aviv University. Students can earn honors credit on this program.

Summer Neuroscience in Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain
On this program, students choose one course from a variety of Psychology and Physiology and Neurobiology courses and one Spanish language course based on their language proficiency. Students can earn honors credit on this program.

Summer Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing
Beijing, China
On this program, students learn about the history and modern-day practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Several field experiences including pharmaceutical company visits and Traditional Chinese Medicine demonstrations are scheduled throughout the program.

Exchange:

National University of Singapore
Republic of Singapore
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Psychology, Molecular Cell Biology, and other Natural Sciences.

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Nutrition, Psychology, Physics, and Molecular Cell Biology. Allied Health Sciences Majors can take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Psychology and Molecular Cell Biology.

University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Psychology, Molecular Cell Biology, Physics, and Statistics.

Affiliated:

Pre-Med / Allied Health Spanish Program in Granada
Granada, Spain
On this program, students will take 15 credits of Spanish courses, of which 9 can count towards a Spanish minor, and participate in an internship at a Spanish hospital for Allied Health Sciences (AH 4093) credit.

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.
Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Allied Health Sciences Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

As an Allied Health Sciences major, you can:

  • Use Education Abroad courses to meet General Education requirements, concentration requirements, Related Cognate Requirements, and/or electives
  • Participate in an internship abroad and gain real-world experience shadowing in the medical field
    Note: not all graduate health programs will count study abroad experience as meeting their patient contact hour requirements; students are encouraged to confirm with their anticipated graduate programs before engaging in the experience
  •  Use up to six credits of International Study in Allied Health courses (AH 2093 or AH 4093), Research credit, Independent Study credit, or Internship credit to fulfill related cognate requirements with advisor and department head approval
  • Pursue a minor/double major in Spanish

Allied Health Sciences students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses Allied Health Sciences students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability (not all courses are offered every semester), lab-based course sequencing, and their chosen plan or concentration within the major. Information regarding the concentrations within the major can be found on the Allied Health Sciences Major website.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

Graduate Health Program Requirements: Allied Health Sciences students should start planning early if they want to go abroad for a full semester. Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. Allied Health Sciences students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn. Pre-Med students should also consider the timing of when they will need to study for and take the M-CAT.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Mediterranean Diet and Tuscan Cuisine in Florence
Florence, Italy
On this program, students take one Allied Health Sciences course taught by a UConn faculty member (AH 2330: Italy’s Mediterranean Food and Our Health), and one History course. The Allied Health Sciences course can count as a related cognate course and a Content Area 4: Diversity and Multiculturalism – International requirement. Food related tours and workshops are scheduled throughout the program to provide students with a hands-on experience.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland.

Summer Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv
TelAviv, Israel
On this program, students take one Psychology course (PSYC 2209H: Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior) taught by a UConn faculty member and one culture course at Tel Aviv University. Students can earn honors credit on this program.

Summer Neuroscience in Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain
On this program, students choose one course from a variety of Psychology and Physiology and Neurobiology courses and one Spanish language course based on their language proficiency. Students can earn honors credit on this program.

Summer Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing
Beijing, China
On this program, students learn about the history and modern-day practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Several field experiences including pharmaceutical company visits and Traditional Chinese Medicine demonstrations are scheduled throughout the program.

Exchange:

National University of Singapore
Republic of Singapore
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Psychology, Molecular Cell Biology, and other Natural Sciences.

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Nutrition, Psychology, Physics, and Molecular Cell Biology. Allied Health Sciences Majors can take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Psychology and Molecular Cell Biology.

University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia
This program has approved courses in Philosophy, Psychology, Molecular Cell Biology, Physics, and Statistics.

Affiliated:

Pre-Med / Allied Health Spanish Program in Granada
Granada, Spain
On this program, students will take 15 credits of Spanish courses, of which 9 can count towards a Spanish minor, and participate in an internship at a Spanish hospital for Allied Health Sciences (AH 4093) credit.

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.
Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Allied Health Sciences Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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