About Allied Health Institute
Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary school that offers a variety of degree and diploma programs through distance, blended and campus-based education. By utilizing the internet, students enrolled in distance and blended programs have the flexibility to earn a diploma that allows them to enter the workforce or change careers from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Remote labs provide practical, hands-on training for our online students while on-site laboratories provide state of the art training for our students enrolled in campus-based and blended educational programs.
Students who are enrolled in distance-based courses will receive online support from our instructors, peers and student services through faxes, phone, virtual classroom, email and newsletters. Through our website, the student has the opportunity to communicate with an admissions representative, apply to the program of their choice, register for classes and seek financial assistance. Once admitted to the Institute, students will be able to order textbooks and school supplies, view their academic records and take advantage of our virtual library. In addition, students will have the ability to seek career information and view industry updates. Blended and campus-based students have the opportunity to meet with their instructors and the representatives of the various departments, in person, at our recently expanded campus.
Allied Health Institute is located in Plantation, Florida, conveniently situated in the North-West corner of Broward Boulevard and State Road 7, two miles west of Interstate 95 and one mile east of the Turnpike. The campus encompasses a resource center, library, clinical laboratory/classroom, and administrative offices.
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State by State Enrollment Disclaimer
Allied Health Institute does not accept students from the following states: Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is important to note that if you should move to one of the aforementioned states, you may not be able to continue in your program at Allied Health Institute. Washington State students may enroll in the following programs only: Associate of Science in Healthcare Management, Associate of Science in Business Administration, and Medical Coding Specialist. Delaware state students are not eligible for enrollment in the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program. Students residing in Montana and New Jersey may only enroll in diploma programs. Transferability of earned credits from Allied Health Institute may be affected should you move to a state where our degree or program is not recognized. If you should discontinue your program and wish to return at a later time, your acceptance will be dependent upon the current status of licensure and recognition of the state that you are residing in at the time of re-entry.
Price of Attendance
The general cost of attendance will include all tuition, fees, and book costs. The cost of attendance may include an average national cost of living that may not reflect the exact cost of living of the area in which the student resides. For a list of tuition prices by program and additional institutional fees, Click Here. For a breakdown of material, textbook, and instructional fees, view the School Catalog and Student Handbook.
Transfer of Credit Policies
Students who previously attended a school, college, or university, accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may be granted transfer credit, at the sole discretion of Allied Health Institute. The courses taken must be determined by the Institute to be sufficiently equivalent to courses offered at the Institute. In addition, the Institute must determine that those courses are applicable to the student’s program of study at AHI. Only courses in which the student earned a grade of C or above will be considered for transfer. Students seeking to transfer credits are responsible for having official transcripts forwarded to the Institute for review.
All requests for transfer credits must be received by the Institute prior to the student’s start date. An official transcript and college catalog must be forwarded directly to the Dean of Academics, who will evaluate academic proficiency and grant the appropriate credit. Grades are not recorded for credits earned at other institutions, nor are these credits included in the student’s grade point average. Transfer students are required to earn a minimum of 60% of the total program credits at Allied Health Institute. Technical skill courses, including externship credits are not transferable to the Institution. Allied Health Institute does not give credit for non-credit courses or remedial courses. Allied Health Institute does not grant advanced placement or give credit for experiential learning.
A student who receives transfer credits will have the program tuition charge prorated based upon the remaining number of credits the student must earn in order to graduate. The Bursar’s Office will make the appropriate tuition adjustment.
Transfer of Credit to Other Schools
Allied Health Institute does not imply or guarantee that credits completed at the Institute will be accepted by or transferable to any other school, college, university, or institution. It should not be assumed that any credits for any courses described in this catalog can be transferred to another institution. Credits in core or clinical classes completed at AHI are unlikely to transfer. Each institution has its own policies governing the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Students seeking to transfer credits earned at AHI should contact the educational institution to which they seek admission to inquire about their policies on credit transfer.
Accreditation, Approval, and
Licensure of Institution and Programs
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs Allied Health Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, #I-003. Information regarding our Institution may be obtained using the following contact information:
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North
Falls Church, VA 22043
Allied Health Institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education: License # 3255. Information regarding our Institution may be obtained using the following contact information and toll free number:
The Commission for Independent Education,
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Copyright Infringement-Policies and Sanctions
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ’s at Copyright.gov.
This statement was prepared by the U.S. Department of Education, June 2010.
Allied Health Institute is pleased to host several Student Societies. This is an area where you will have the opportunity to network, share information, post topics for thought, ask questions, recommend ideas and much more with your fellow schoolmates. It is also a great opportunity for you to develop support groups needed to continue to be a successful student.
*Please note your participation in these Societies is voluntary, but encouraged. This is not a new class, you are still enrolled in your required academic class. Logging in to Student Societies will not count towards your attendance requirements.
A great deal information will be posted that will cause you to think and grow individually as well as professionally. Feel free to post your comments daily, weekly and/or monthly. Play a part and join in on the conversation!
Here are the names of your Societies:
- The Med Tech’s Society: Medical Assistants, Medical Office Assistants and Medical Billers and Coders
- The Open Hearts Society: EKG Techs
- The Healing Hands Society: Massage Therapy
Be informed this site is monitored and comments posted should be appropriate for all to read and learn.
Student Loan Information
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Subsidized Loans are for students with financial need. Allied Health Instituteís Financial Aid Office will review the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) and determine the amount you can borrow. You are not charged interest while youíre in school at least half-time and during grace periods and deferment periods. Grace periods are length of six months after last day of attendance or drop below half-time status.
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
You are not required to demonstrate financial need to receive a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Like subsidized loans, Allied Health Institute Financial Aid Office will determine the amount you can borrow. Interest accrues (accumulates) on an unsubsidized loan from the time itís first paid out. You can pay the interest while you are in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, or you can allow it to accrue and be capitalized (that is, added to the principal amount of your loan). If you choose not to pay the interest as it accrues, this will increase the total amount you have to repay because you will be charged interest on a higher principal amount.
Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
Student will be advised regarding student lending with one of the Financial Aid Officers. In addition to a verbal counseling, all students must take and pass the “Entrance Counseling Session” regarding Student lending (Click Here). Student will not receive student loans unless this portion has been completed and passed by the student.
Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
Students will be advised, via e-mail, their lender information along with an exit counseling form that will recap their total amount borrower with Allied Health Institute. Student should read over the information, update their reference and contact information, sign it, and send back to AHI (via e-mail or regular mail if needed). Student should also Click Here to visit the Department of Education’s loan counseling section and complete the Exit Counseling.
FSA Student Loan Ombudsman
Students or Parents receiving Direct Student Loans or Plus Loans should be aware that if they are in a dispute about a federal student loan, they can contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group as a last resort.
If you’ve completed the steps to resolve your loan dispute and you still are not satisfied, you may need to contact the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Ombudsman Group of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The Ombudsman Group is a neutral, informal, and confidential resource to help resolve disputes about your federal student loans.
For more about the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group and additional contact information, visit their Website.
Certain programs offered by Allied Health Institute, particularly those which include clinical externships and on-site labs, will require students to provide documented proof of immunization. Please refer to the Course Catalog or Student Handbook for more details.
All students enrolled in an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program must provide documented proof of immunization for the following:
Hepatitis B Vaccine, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDP), Seasonal Influenza, and an initial 2-step Tuberculosis/TB skin test (Mantoux tuberculin skin test)