Allied Health Sciences

Associate Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Division of Allied Health Sciences!

Dr JacksonWe are proud of the 7 dynamic health care professions, housed in the
Division of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Nursing and Allied Health
Sciences that include:Clinical Laboratory Science,Health Sciences
and Management,Nutritional Sciences,Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,Physician Assistant, and Radiation Therapy. The Division began as a College in 1974 and has graduated more than 2800 successful professionals, many of whom are leaders in local, national and international venues. Our programs are fully accredited, and most of them are filled to capacity each year through a highly competitive admissions process. Our graduates are highly sought after and most of them are fully employed within three to six months after graduation. We offer the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degree programs. Our Bachelor's degree programs are in the areas of Clinical Laboratory Science, Dietetics, Health Sciences and Management, Physician Assistant, and Radiation Therapy.  Our graduate degree programs are in Nutritional Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Only Nutritional Sciences and Physical Therapy offer the doctorate degree. The market salaries for graduates of our various programs range from $53,000 to $93,000 according to U.S. News and World Reports (2014). These Allied Health Science professions are also considered recession-proof with less than 2% unemployment nationwide. 

Program descriptions and admission guidelines are posted and I invite you to explore the specific Allied Health program website or to contact the specific department of interest. The Howard University Allied Health Science Programs are rigorous, highly competitive, community oriented, and we prepare our graduates to work with both traditional and under served populations in local, National and international communities. We are in the business of graduating leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and outstanding clinical practitioners, and we have a track record to prove it!  

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in Howard University and the Division of Allied Health Sciences.


Shirley J. Jackson, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
Associate Dean, Division of Allied Health Sciences