VII. The College of Allied Health Professions
Dr. Diane Duin, Dean
APS 119, (406) 896-5833
The College of Allied Health Professions comprises undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to prepare individuals for 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). Academic programs in the College prepare students with the technical skills needed to work in the dynamic healthcare field. Programs also prepare students to be critical thinkers in their chosen profession, develop a historical consciousness, broaden their understanding of the diversity of the profession and individuals, and develop a defined sense of values that will guide them in their career.
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.