Robert F. Orlikoff, Professor and Dean
Leigh W. Cellucci, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Heather Harris Wright, Professor and Associate Dean for Research
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 of Allied Health Sciences is to prepare students to assume service-leadership roles in the health professions as practitioners and administrators; provide quality clinical services to the community; and advance, disseminate, and apply research in clinical practice management, health, and the rehabilitation sciences. The College strives to create an environment that fosters evidence-based and innovative thinking to best serve the healthcare needs of eastern North Carolina and beyond.
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;
The College also offers master of science (MS) programs in clinical counseling, communication sciences and disorders, health informatics and information management, nutrition, physician assistant, and rehabilitation and career counseling; master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT); doctor of physical therapy (DPT); doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs in rehabilitation counseling and administration, and in rehabilitation sciences; a doctor of audiology (AuD); and seven post-baccalaureate certificate programs. (See graduate catalog for graduate degrees.)