National Allied Health Week is celebrated each year during the first full week of November. It is a time that allows for the recognition and celebration of allied health professionals. These professionals, our alumni, play an integral role in the treatment, rehabilitation, diagnostic, and management aspects of the healthcare system. The College of Health Sciences is proud to contribute to the education and training of the next generation of allied health professionals through our various degree and certificate programs.
Allied health professionals are a vital part of the healthcare system; without them, many patients would not get the various types of care they need – whether that is a special type of therapy, diagnostic services, or primary or urgent care, along with the many other types of professions and services that allied health professionals provide. The goal of Allied Health Week is to raise awareness of the care that these professionals provide to the healthcare system, and to give them recognition that they deserve. It is a perfect opportunity to share with others the importance of allied health professionals and the need for their work in the healthcare system. Our students in the College of Health Sciences learn to work with a wide range of health professionals, which teaches them how to provide collaborative care in order to provide their patients with the best possible treatment plan.
To our alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff – thank you for all of your contributions to the allied health professions. Your work does not go unnoticed and we are so proud of the work that you do. Join us in celebrating our allied health professionals this week through our many events listed below.