Allied Health is a broad field of study encompassing diverse health care professions, including clinical laboratory personnel, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietetic services, medical record personnel, radiologic services, speech-language pathology and audiology and respiratory therapy. It does not include physicians, nurses, dentists, or podiatrists. SOURCE: Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, 5th Edition; Miller and Keane.
Since 1982 the allied health department has offered degree and certificate programs. The degree and certificate programs prepare students for careers in health care.