VII. The College of Allied Health Professions
Dr. Diane Duin, Dean
The College of Allied Health Professions was formally launched in spring 2004 and represents the sixth academic unit at Montana State University Billings. The College comprises a number of undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to prepare individuals in the allied health professions. A broader definition of allied health is recognized and includes those academic programs in the behavioral sciences (e.g., health promotion, human services, rehabilitation), therapeutic sciences (e.g., athletic training) and support services (e.g., health administration). The College is proud to offer curriculum, faculty, and administrative services that help to prepare students to face the challenges of a changing world. Academic programs in the College not only prepare students with the technical skills required for healthcare practice but also important life skills such as critical thinking, literacy, historical consciousness, multicultural experience, and a sense of values.
The College of Allied Health Professions is comprised of the following academic departments and program area:
The mission of the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) is to provide professional and graduate education programs in the allied health professions that are consistent with the highest professional standards. Collaborative partnerships among students, faculty, researchers, community members, and industry leaders for the purpose of health improvement provide a foundation from which to serve the educational needs of a growing allied health professions workforce. The goals of the College are to ensure a seamless curricular articulation among diverse health related programs and create an environment that fosters excellence in student instruction, research and community service.
Graduate Degree Programs
Upon admission to graduate programs, students are assigned an advisor in the department that administers the degree program they have chosen. Students then work with the assigned advisor to develop a Plan of Study and meet any admission requirements not initially met in order to be formally admitted to their program and proceed to candidacy. Students are informed by letter from the Office of Graduate Studies on the status of their admission (provisional or regular) and the name and phone number of their advisor.