Allied Health Professors

"Plan B"

What are my career choices if I decide that going to medical school is not what I want to do?

Premedical students are sometimes faced with the difficult decision to pursue an alternative career path for a variety of reasons. Some students feel they might not be a competitive applicant for medical school or they do not want to make the committment to the long hours, the many years in medical school and post-medical school training programs, or face the cost of attending medical school. Most students, however, still desire a rewarding career in a health-related profession and the options are many.

Health Related Professions

Unless indicated otherwise, all the advising for health-related professions is done by Trevor Francis of the Fulbright College Advising Center.


The following links direct you to professional society websites:

  • Chiropractor ACA American Chiropractic Assocation
  • Dietetition ADA American Dietetic Association
  • Dentist ADA American Dental Association University of Arkansas, advisor Dr. Jerome Rose
  • Nurse Practitioner AANP American Academy of Nurse Practioners
  • Occupational Therapist AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Optometrist AOA American Optometric Association
  • Physical Therapist APTA American Physical Therapy Association
  • Physician Assistant AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacist APhA American Pharmacists Association University of Arkansas advisor Lorraine Brewer
  • Podiatrist APMA American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Registered Nurse ANA American Nurses Association UofA B.S.N.Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
  • Speech-Language Pathologist ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    The Communication Disorders program at the University of Arkansas offers a B.S.E. and M.S. degree CDIS

For more information on all of the above professions refer to the on-line Health Professions Manual compiled by the University of Arkansas Fulbright College Advising Center (Old Main 518).

Allied Health Professions Manual

College of Health Related Professions


UAMS

The College of Health Related Professions(CHRP) was established in 1971 as a separate college within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to serve the State of Arkansas by providing education and research in the allied health professions. 

List of degree programs offered through the College of Health Related Professions

  • AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY (M.S., Aud.D, Ph.D.)
  • CYTOTECHNOLOGY (B.S.)
  • DENTAL HYGIENE (A.S. Associate of Science, B.S.)
  • DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY (B.S.)
  • DIETETICS AND NUTRITION (Dietetics Internship, M.S.C.N. Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition)
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCES (Paramedic A.S., EMT-Basic)
  • GENETIC COUNSELING (M.S.)
  • HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (A.S. Medical Record Technology)
  • MEDICAL DOSIMETRY (B.S.)
  • MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY(B.S.)
  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGING SCIENCES (B.S.)
  • OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGIES (B.S.)
  • RADIATION THERAPY (B.S.)
  • RADIOLOGIC IMAGING SCIENCES* (A.S. Medical Radiography, B.S. Radiologic Imaging Sciences)
  • RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT (M.I.S. Master of Imaging Sciences)
  • RESPIRATORY CARE* (B.S.)
  • SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (Certificate of Surgical Technology, A.S. Surgical Technology)

*Radiologic Imaging Sciences (A.S. degrees) are also offered by UAMS in collaboration with the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Fayetteville and Texarcana in addition to the CHRP program in Little Rock.

*Respiratory Care (B.S.) is offered collaboratively by UAMS and the AHEC in Texarkana in addition to the CHRP program in Little Rock.