Welcome to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions.
Allied Health professionals make a difference in people´s lives. These practitioners comprise an estimated 50 to 60 percent of the health care workforce. Just think about a typical visit to the doctor. While you are conferring one-on-one with your physician, many other professionals may be working behind the scenes to help your doctor make a diagnosis, doing laboratory tests, developing x-rays, providing images and coordinating care. Others may help you later with your therapy, recovery, and rehabilitation.
What are the allied health professions? Allied health professions are careers in the health field that require specialized knowledge and often intensive academic preparation at the undergraduate, masters or doctoral level.
Ranked among the top programs in allied health in the country by U.S. News and World Report, VCU's School of Allied Health Professions is one of only a few institutions in the country that provides education in the major allied health professions. These include:
- Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- Health Administration
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Occupational Therapy
- Patient Counseling
- Physical Therapy
- Radiation Sciences
- Rehabilitation Sciences
- Rehabilitation Counseling
- Virginia Center on Aging
The School offers curriculum at the baccalaureate, masters, post-graduate, and doctoral levels. All of its programs are approved or accredited by the appropriate professional or educational organizations. The school has been a pioneer in the development of distance education programs at the University, and offers the only interdisciplinary, internet-based doctoral program in allied health in the country-the Ph.D. Program in Health Related Sciences.