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Allied Health

Allied health professions are health care professionals distinct from nursing, medicine, and pharmacy. They work in health care teams to make the health care system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical, and therapeutic care and support services that are critical to the health professionals they work with and the patients they serve. 

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Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Medical laboratory technologists (also known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Perfusion Technology

Integral members of the cardiovascular surgical team, perfusionists are present in the operating room when it is necessary to support or replace a patient’s cardiopulmonary and circulatory functions.

Respiratory Care
Respiratory therapists provide care for a diverse patient population, from newborns and children to adults and the elderly, with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic medical sonographers, also called ultrasound technicians, use ultrasound high frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body tissues used for assessing and diagnosing various medical conditions.
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear medicine technologists operate equipment that creates images of areas of a patient’s body. They are also highly specialized health care professionals who prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients.
Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy is another growing allied health career option, in the field of oncology. Radiation therapists specialize in administering doses of radiation to treat cancerous growths in patients.

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119