School of Allied Health Sciences

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About

The School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas houses the departments of:

Allied Health Sciences offers ten undergraduate and graduate degree programs, two minors, a certificate program, and a post-baccalaureate internship.

Students interested in medical physics, nuclear medicine, comprehensive medical imaging, radiochemistry, and radiography should contact the Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences department. Those interested in athletic training should contact the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department.

Students have opportunities to participate in and lead research studies with access to many on-campus laboratories and guidance by experienced faculty members. Since some programs can be entered on a competitive basis only, students should contact the respective program director for additional admissions details.

The School of Allied Health Sciences continues to make a positive impact and fosters evolutionary changes in health care on local and national levels. The demand for exceptional care and for caring, knowledgeable professions is at an all-time high. The school meets that demand by graduating students who are expertly trained and prepared to not only continue the delivery of top-notch health care but also advance innovation, research, and enhanced delivery methods throughout the industry.

Faculty and staff within Allied Health Sciences hail from around the globe and bring their experiences within government agencies, professional associations, research collaborations, and industry-leading organizations to their classrooms. Their work appears in a host of peer-reviewed publications, contributes to the school’s active research program, and supports UNLV’s goal of becoming a nationally recognized, Tier One institution.

Accreditation

Many of the degree programs within the School of Allied Health Sciences are accredited by national organizations.

The master of health physics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The nuclear medicine and radiography programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, respectively.

Students pursuing the registered dietitian/nutritionist credential need to complete the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND). Students can simultaneously fulfill the bachelor of science in nutrition sciences and the DPND requirements.”

The didactic program in dietetics within the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department was granted initial accreditation in 2005 by the Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics through the Commission on Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

The athletic training education program within the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department is the only athletic training curriculum program in Nevada accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE certified the athletic training program at UNLV to have completed an accreditation review and be compliant with the national established standards through 2022–2023.

The physical therapy program has been granted accreditation status by the American Physical Therapy Association through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.