Thank you for taking the time to visit the Department of Allied Health Science's webpage. Our Department has long been a leader in allied health education. We have a dedicated faculty and professional staff that pride themselves on being both student friendly and student focused. Our longstanding professional programs are central to our mission, and many of our students elect to major in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics or Medical Technology. However many new options are now available to students within the Allied Health Sciences major, including Concentrations in Health Promotion, Health Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health (our newest concentration) or the Standard Plan. Together we have about 550 undergraduate students, many of whom are involved in our Allied Health Sciences Club. We also have 26 students matriculated in our Graduate Program in Allied Health (GPAH) as well as 10 in our post-baccalaureate certificate program in Health Promotion and Health Education. This latter effort was spearheaded by Dr. Pouran Faghri, who chairs the GPAH program.
One thing that distinguishes our department from many others is our commitment to professional advising. Our advising center (on the third floor of Koons Hall) is directed by Dr. Susan Gregoire, who works side-by-side with Maryann Morris. Together they advise over 260 students, mostly freshman and sophomores. Their expert advice poises our students to track through our programs and set their trajectories toward professional programs, concentrations, graduate school or jobs in the healthcare community. During our "busy season," Sue and Maryann are joined by Colleen Thompson, and collectively they are on a first-name basis with almost everybody in the department. Their friendly faces are often the first to greet new students and their parents (at open house and thereafter).
Our department also has a vibrant faculty with diverse research interests. Opportunities abound for students at all levels to participate in community, interdisciplinary, translational and basic (laboratory) research. Undergraduate honors students, Master's degree and Ph.D. students can train with faculty in our Graduate Program in Allied Health (GPAH).
I'd like to extend my thanks to Sara Putnam, Patsy Evans and Kim Markesich for their tireless work on this webpage, and to all faculty and staff who have helped out by contributing and updating their material.