Students studying allied health science at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.


Taught by faculty master trainers, TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at improving communication and interprofessional collaboration in the healthcare setting. Students attend workshops to gain the necessary skills for today’s competitive healthcare market.

Jump Starts

Get a “jump-start” toward your healthcare profession through faculty-led workshops and other mentor-guided activities. The student will acquire healthcare skills and knowledge not offered in the traditional undergraduate classroom.

Student Organizations

AHS majors can get involved in Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pre-Health Club, and Athletic Training Club.

See AHS student organizations

Study Abroad

Understand patients’ cultures by visiting other countries on J-Term study tours such as the medical mission to Nicaragua. Carthage ranks No. 3 nationally in short-term study abroad. 

Learn more about studying abroad

Football players participating in concussion research 2014

Original Research

For more than a decade, Carthage has been at the forefront of concussion research in collegiate sports. In collaboration with renowned doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin, students use leading-edge technology to study head trauma.

Learn more about research at Carthage

Special Academic Opportunities

Pre-Health Program
Aspiring health care professionals consult with a faculty coordinator to select courses that match their abilities and goals.

Carthage’s Pre-Health Program

3+2 Master of Athletic Training
Carthage offers a five-year path to a Master of Arts degree in athletic training, shortening the typical route by a full year. AHS majors can apply to enter the professional phase of the program as juniors. Complete your first three years as an allied health science major, and upon acceptance into the master’s program, complete the graduate-level courses over two years. You’d graduate with a bachelor’s degree in allied health science and a master’s degree in athletic training in just five years.

3+2 Master of Athletic Training Program

4+1 Master of Public Health
Receive both a bachelor’s degree from Carthage and a Master of Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin in just five years. Carthage students may enroll in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online graduate public health program prior to graduation from Carthage. Up to 15 credits of this graduate work may count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduation from Carthage, these students continue as graduate students at MCW for approximately one additional year until they complete the Master of Public Health Program.

4+1 Master of Public Health Program