Message from the Dean

MurphyDouglasWelcome to the website for the College of Health  Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Our college offers numerous educational opportunities in the allied health professions. Allied health professionals constitute about 60-65 percent of the health care work force in the United States. They provide services in a wide range of capacities and settings ranging from direct, intensive patient care to supportive services with little or no patient contact.

In the College of Health  Professions, more than 600 students are enrolled in various certificate and degree programs in 17 different areas at all levels: certificate, bachelor, post-baccalaureate, advanced certificate, master and doctoral levels. Our programs are geared to suit many different career interests – from work in the laboratory to the patient’s bedside, information management to oral health care, diagnostic imaging to cancer therapy, emergency services to eye care, and genetics to nutrition. The college is well known for making an education in the allied health professions accessible. Our programs are offered at locations around Arkansas, such as the university’s Area Health Education Centers (AHECs). Our online programs are available to students through the state and around the nation.

If you wish to pursue a dynamic career in the health professions, I encourage you to explore our website and click on the “Future Students” button above. Then, contact the department of the programs in which you are interested. You will find that obtaining your professional education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – a first-class academic medical center – will lead to a life-changing health career. Let us help you achieve your goals.

Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D.