Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty, staff and students at the College of Health Professions, I want to thank you for your interest in becoming a health care professional through one of our many educational programs. This is truly an exciting time in health care, as treatment innovations and technical advances change the landscape of allied health practice. At the same time, the opportunities for those in allied health fields seem limitless, as the scope of practice and the need for health care practitioners continually expand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Indeed, the future for allied health professions is very bright.
The College of Health Professions is a nationally recognized leader in the education of health providers whose graduates are leaders in their fields, using their knowledge and skill to deliver quality patient care. Our faculty are experts in their disciplines, leading the way in educational advances, leadership of the professions, and scholarly endeavors. All of which position them as important contributors to the future of health care delivery in Arkansas and across the nation.
If you are looking for an educational experience to prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in health care in a wonderfully supportive yet progressive environment, the UAMS College of Health Professions is looking for you. I invite you to browse through our website and explore the many opportunities that exist in our college. We look forward to working with you as you consider an exciting future as a health care professional.
Susan Long, Ed.D.
Interim-Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs