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Welcome to the Allied Health Sciences Department

Allied Health Sciences (AHS) is a Department within the College of Health Professions. The AHS Department offers a major in Allied Health Science and Health Information Management. To learn more about these majors choose the major's tab above.

ExploreHEALTHcareers.org indicates that the term Allied Health (or Health-Related Professions, at some institutions) is used to identify a cluster of health professions, encompassing as many as 200 health careers (see list below). There are 5 million allied health care providers in the U.S., who work in more than 40 different professions and represent approximately 60% of all health care providers -- but this is just a drop in the bucket in terms of how many allied health care workers are needed to meet current and future healthcare needs in America.

Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs.

You can read more about Allied Health Careers and find detailed information regarding all health related careers by visiting their website at www.explorehealthcareers.org

Vision
To create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, professional behavior, and encourages lifelong learning.

Mission
To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health profession today and tomorrow.

Core Values
As educators in health we hold the following core values:

  • Professional and ethical behavior
  • Respect and appreciation for diversity
  • Life long learning
  • Social responsibility


Strategic Plan