Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Allied Health Sciences


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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 Academic Affairs and is comprised of eight departments: Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies (ADRE), 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   

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.

Curricula

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  and speech and hearing sciences . To learn more about these undergraduate programs, please visit individual department pages found in the “Colleges/Schools and Associated Programs” section  of this catalog. 

The College also offers master of science (MS) programs in clinical counseling, rehabilitation counseling, communication sciences and disorders, health informatics and information management, nutrition, and physician assistant; a master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT); a doctor of occupational therapy (OTD); a doctor of physical therapy (DPT); doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs in counselor preparation and research, and in rehabilitation counseling and administration; a doctor of audiology (AuD); and seven post-baccalaureate certificate programs. To learn more about graduate programs offered by our college, please visit the ECU Graduate Catalog. 

 

 

 

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