Department of Allied Health

The Department of Allied Health prepares students for healthcare careers by engaging students in the classroom and providing hands-on experience in real world settings.

“Allied Health Professions are a distinct group of health professionals who apply their expertise to prevent disease transmission, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and all specialties. Together with a range of technical and support staff they may deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social functions.”

–  2012 International Chief Health Professions Officers definition

Numerous professions fall into the category of an allied health profession, including:

  • Art therapist/art psychotherapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Clinical / Medical laboratory scientist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Dietitian/nutritionist
  • Exercise scientist
  • Music therapist
  • Clinical neurophysiologist
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Optometrist
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physician Assistant*
  • Public health epidemiologist
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Radiographer
  • Recreational therapist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Social workers
  • Speech and language pathologist

* These careers require educational preparation at the graduate level but the courses can be completed through one of our Bachelor of Science programs. Choose the profession above for more information about the program that matches your career goals.