The College of Allied Health Professions
Dr. Diane Duin, Interim Dean
AP 119, (406) 896-5831
The College of Allied Health Professions was formally launched in spring 2004 and represents the sixth College at Montana State University Billings. The College gives attention to the broader definition of allied health and includes those academic programs in behavioral sciences, therapeutic sciences, and support services.
The College is proud to offer curriculum, faculty, and administrative services that help to prepare students to face the challenges of a changing world. All academic programs in the College emphasize the technical skills required for practice in health and human service professions but also stress the importance of a well rounded education that includes such life skills as critical thinking, literacy, historical consciousness, multicultural experience, and a sense of values.
All new, transfer, and re-admitted students are encouraged to visit the Advising Center on McMullen Hall first floor west, to meet with an academic advisor. New students will receive information regarding Academic Foundations requirements and Plan of Study worksheets related to their major and minor programs. Transfer and re-admitted students will work with an advisor to complete a transcript evaluation and to develop a Plan of Study. Students majoring in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Allied Health Professions will be advised through the Advising Center until their sophomore year. At that time, students will be assigned a faculty member for advising. Although advisors are available to assist students in designing their Plan of Study, students are ultimately responsible for meeting degree requirements.
Undergraduate Degrees and Majors
The College of Allied Health Professions offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs in the area of allied health professions. These programs include:
Associate of Arts in Rehabilitation and Related Services
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Ñ
Health and Human Performance with Options in:
Minors: Coaching, and Health Education
Teaching Minor: Health and Physical Education (K-12)
Master in Health Administration: A professional graduate degree program delivered in an online format.
Master of Science in Athletic Training: An entry-level graduate degree program in the Department of Health and Human Performance
Master of Science in Sport Management: A professional graduate degree program in the Department of Health and Human Performance
Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: A professional graduate degree program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Services
The mission of the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) is to provide the educational challenges and experiences that prepare all of its graduates to lead lives
of leadership and service in health-related professions. The College of Allied Health Professions fulfills this higher education mission by:
- requiring and supporting excellence in teaching, research, and service;
- requiring high achievement from its students, demonstrated by their academic knowledge, professional skills, commitment, and demeanor;
- establishing and nurturing ongoing, mutually-beneficial, professional partnerships with health-related professions, agencies, institutions, and professionals; and
- engaging in continuous self-evaluation, program review and revision, and external review.
Clinical and Field-Based Experiences
The College of Allied Health Professions provides a number of supervised clinical and field-based experiences designed to prepare students for work in the allied health professions. The major aim of these experiences is to allow students to apply principles and theories from the professional knowledge base in the supervised environments. All clinical and field-based experiences require a minimum of 45 contact hours per semester credit. In some degree programs, the contact hours may be greater than 45 hours per semester credit. Whereas each degree program has different expectations for clinical and field-based experience, students should clarify expectations with the faculty advisor prior to registration