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  • Six out of Ten health professionals are in an allied health field.
  • Level of training varies with Allied Health profession (Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Advanced degree).
  • Most Allied Health professions require licensure or credentialing following completion of an accredited program.

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Department Head Message from Justin M. Nash, PhD

Welcome to the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut. We are a large, vibrant and diverse department of faculty engaged in teaching, research, advising, and community health promotion. In undergraduate education, we are the home of one of the university’s highest enrolled undergraduate majors with concentrations in health sciences, public health and health promotion, health care administration, and occupational and environmental health and safety.  We have professional programs in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, and Medical Laboratory Sciences.  In advising, we have a strong corps of expert advisors who work closely with students to successful guide them through their curriculum and into a health career or graduate training. 

We are growing our graduate education, offering doctoral and master's degrees in health promotion sciences, as well as master's degrees in health care genetics and in genetic counseling.  Our portfolio of grant-funded research is increasing significantly, with new faculty joining our established faculty as national leaders in producing science to enhance health promotion and disease prevention and management.  In communities and health care settings throughout the state and region, including in underserved rural and urban areas, our faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting health and managing disease.      

We are excited to be resettling into our building on campus after a recent renovation that significantly improves our teaching, advising, and research spaces.  With our new administrative staff in place, we are now turning our sights on our website.  We are planning major changes so that it better reflects who we are and what we do in educating and training of the students of the university, producing new discoveries in science, and contributing to enhanced health of the state and the nation. Please check back with us soon for a new look and new informative features.

Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375