The College of Allied Health Professions
Dr. Kurt Toenjes, Interim Dean
APS 119, (406) 896-5833
The College of Allied Health Professions is comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to prepare individuals for the allied health professions. A broader definition of allied health is recognized and includes those academic programs in the behavioral sciences (e.g., health promotion, human services, rehabilitation), therapeutic sciences (e.g., athletic training) and support services (e.g., health administration). Academic programs in the College prepare students with the technical skills needed to work in the dynamic healthcare field. These programs also prepare students to be critical thinkers in their chosen profession, develop a historical consciousness, broaden their understanding of the diversity of the profession and individuals, and develop a defined sense of values that will guide them in their career.
The College of Allied Health Professions is comprised of the following academic departments:
- Health and Human Performance
- Health Care Services
- Rehabilitation and Human Services
All new, transfer, and re-admitted students are encouraged to visit Advising & Career Services in McMullen Hall first floor west to meet with an academic advisor. New students will receive information regarding General Education 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 Advising & Career Services 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.
The mission of the College of Allied Health Professions is to prepare allied health professionals for their chosen field, and to meet the needs of society through education, discovery, and service. Collaborative partnerships among students, faculty, researchers, community members, and industry leaders for the purpose of health improvement provide a foundation from which to serve the educational needs of a growing allied health professions workforce. The goals of the College are to ensure a seamless curricular articulation among diverse health related programs and create an environment that fosters excellence in student instruction, research, and community services.
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. Whereas each degree program has different expectations for clinical and field-based experience, students should clarify expectations with the faculty advisor prior to registration.
- Health Administration Bachelor of Science Degree
- Health and Human Performance Health and Wellness Option Bachelor of Science Degree
- Health and Human Performance Bachelor of Science/Athletic Training Master of Science 3+2 Option
- Health and Human Performance Human Performance Option Bachelor of Science Degree
- Health and Human Performance Teacher Licensure Option (Health and Physical Education K-12) Bachelor of Science Degree
- Health and Physical Education (K-12) Teaching Minor
- Health Education Minor *Program placed on moratorium*
- Human Services Bachelor of Science Degree
- Outdoor Adventure Leadership - 2+2 Track – Fire Science Bachelor of Science Degree
- Outdoor Adventure Leadership Bachelor of Science Degree
- Outdoor Adventure Leadership Bachelor of Science/Adventure Leadership in Health and Recreation Adventure Leadership Option Master of Science 3+2
- Outdoor Adventure Leadership Bachelor of Science/Adventure Leadership in Health and Recreation Recreation Therapy Option Master of Science 3+2
- Outdoor Adventure Leadership Minor