The Allied Health programs at St. Philip’s College meet the increasing demand for manpower in the expanding healthcare industry. The programs not only prepare students to become skilled technical members of a healthcare team but also educate them to become productive and responsible citizens of the community. The programs include didactic and clinical coursework that provide students with a solid foundation and the technical skills necessary for their chosen fields. In addition, many programs include general education courses to assist in the development of a well-rounded student. The curricula are designed and sequenced to develop students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills with progressive complexity throughout the programs. Legal/ethical issues, professionalism, and communication skills are also integrated into the curriculum. All programs require application for admission separate from applying for admission into the College. It is the responsibility of the student to meet and turn in all program admission and application materials to the department. The student also must meet College admission requirements.
The grading system in the Allied Health Department is different from other departments.
The grading system is:
A = 100 - 93
B = 92 - 85
C = 84 - 77
D = 76 - 70
F = 69 and under
Enrollment into the Allied Health Programs by students with felony convictions could result in denial of licensure or certification. These students would not be eligible for admission into the program until a declaratory order process is completed with the licensure and/or certification board and proof of eligibility for licensure and/or certification is provided.
Before being fully accepted into any Allied Health program, students must pass a mandatory criminal background check and drug screen (at the student’s expense).
Before beginning the clinical rotations, students must complete mandatory immunizations and may be required to carry health insurance during those semesters. A list of required immunizations can be found on the Allied Health Department application.
All students requesting admission into any of the Allied Health programs must submit the following:
- Apply to the Allied Health program of interest (students may apply to more than one program) with the general Allied Health Department Application found online in the Allied Health webpage and in the department office located in Science Building 118. A separate application packet is required for each program the student applies to.
- Submit unofficial transcripts of relevant prerequisites/coursework completed or in progress (The same rule applies to students attending any of the Alamo Community College District colleges-including St. Philip’s College-who can obtain their unofficial transcripts through the Records & Registration office or online through the student services link.)
- Note: Some programs require that official transcripts be submitted with the application. Please check on the program website or department office to verify.
- Submit a one-page typed, double-spaced autobiographical essay stating the reasons for applying to the program and interest in the field. Some programs will score this essay as part of their points system for acceptance.
- Submit the application packet with all materials enclosed to the program by the application deadline date (Deadline dates vary by program. It is the student’s responsibility to verify the deadlines and all requirements prior to submission.)
Each program has a different set of prerequisites and application procedures. It is the student’s responsibility to verify these requirements prior to submitting an application. Meeting the minimum application requirements of any program does not guarantee acceptance due to limited class sizes.
Please note that students may apply to any Allied Health program without being enrolled at St. Philip’s College. However, it is the student’s responsibility to apply for admission and submit all required admissions paperwork for St. Philip’s College prior to registering for program coursework. Official transcripts submitted to any of the Allied Health programs with applications become the property of the programs and will not be
forwarded to the Admissions Office. Therefore, students should request two sets of official transcripts: one for the program application and one for the Admissions Office.
Clinical Facilities for Related Clinical Experience
Selected learning expriences in one or more health care agencies are planned for students in these programs as an important phase of the overall curriculum. Transportation must be arranged by the student.
Major Clinical Facilities
Audie Murphy Veteran’s Hospital
Baptist Healthcare Systems
Southwest General Hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center
University Health Systems
Christus Healthcare System
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Methodist Healthcare Systems
Programs and Courses - Allied Health
Associate of Applied Science
Associate of Arts
Certificate of Completion
Enhanced Skills Certificate
Technical Certificate of Completion