Robert F. Orlikoff, Dean, 3206H Health Sciences Building
The College of Allied Health Sciences, established in 1967-68, was created in response to the growing need for allied health professional and health care services in eastern North Carolina and the state.
The mission of the college is to improve the quality of health through leadership, excellence, and innovation in the delivery of progressive baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and continuing education programs, providing professional and clinical services and conducting basic, clinical and applied research.
The College of Allied Health Sciences is part of the Division of Health Sciences and is comprised of nine departments: Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies (ADRE), Biostatistics (BIOS), Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDI), Health Services and Information Management (HSIM), Nutrition Science (NUTR), Occupational Therapy (OCCT), Physical Therapy (PTHE), and Physician Assistant Studies (PADP).
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the College of Allied Health Sciences. Students applying for admission to professional programs of this school must have completed the application process prior to the date set by each respective department. Inquiries should be directed to the chair of the department.
The College of Allied Health Sciences offers bachelor of science (BS) programs in clinical laboratory science, health information management, health services management, nutrition and dietetics, rehabilitation services, and speech and hearing sciences; minors in alcohol and drug studies, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry and hematology, hematology and immunohematology, clinical laboratory science generalist, and speech and hearing sciences; master of science (MS) programs in communication sciences and disorders, health informatics and information management, nutrition, occupational therapy, physician assistant, rehabilitation and career counseling, and substance abuse clinical counseling; a doctor of physical therapy (DPT); doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs in communication sciences and disorders and rehabilitation counseling and administration; a doctor of audiology (AuD); and eight post-baccalaureate certificate programs. (See graduate catalog for graduate degrees.)