Mar 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Allied Health

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Location: Health Innovation Center FH 455
Telephone: 859-572-5476
Fax: 859-572-1934
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School Director: Trina Cossin
Other Key Personnel:

Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Shannon Alexander
Program Director, Radiologic Science: Jason Applegate
Program Director, Respiratory Care: Michelle Abreu
Program Director, Radiation Therapy: Julie Lasley

Full-Time Faculty: Shannon Alexander, Jason Applegate, Debbie Patten, Olu Ekundayo, Joseph Cress, Carolyn Hollan, David Tataw, Julie Lasley, Alicia Snyder, Carrie Hipple, April Bertoli, Jeremy Engel, Michelle Abreu, Chelsea Furnish

What we are: The School of Allied Health offers dynamic, flexible, and competency driven clinical, non-clinical and completion programs.

Our Programs:

  • Health Science, B.S.  (BSHS) - two tracks:
    • Transdisciplinary - can be completed in either a hybrid or fully online format
    • Degree completion - accelerated, fully online - track for students who have already earned an associate’s degree in a health discipline.
  • Respiratory Care, B.S.  (BSRC) - two tracks
    • Clinical - small, inter-professional, face to face with state-of-the-art simulation, laboratory facilities and clinical placement
    • Degree Completion - accelerated, fully online for those already registered as Respiratory Care Practitioners/Therapists with an associate’s degree in Respiratory Care
  • Radiologic Science, B.S.  (BSRS) - small, inter-professional face to face with state-of-the-art simulation, laboratory facilities and clinical placement
  • Radiation Therapy, B.S.  (BSRT) - small, inter-professional, face to face with CT simulation laboratory facilities, and excellent clinical placement

What we do: Our programs offer students personalized attention through:

  • Dynamic, flexible, online accelerated, and small face to face classes,
  • Completion programs,
  • State-of-the-art simulation and laboratory facilities,
  • Advising, and
  • Dedicated faculty focused on student success.

Who we serve: The programs are designed to meet the needs of

  • The student who seeks to be a part of the exciting health care team as a professional,
  • The student who is trying to determine their life trajectory,
  • Professionals who are already in the health care professions, seeking professional development and transformation into other professions, and
  • Those seeking to enhance their prospects in the health care workplace.

Our graduates:

  • A degree from our programs enables students to easily transition to an advanced degree.
  • Students in our Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) accredited Radiologic Science and Radiation Therapy programs, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited Respiratory Care programs have the opportunity for a strong clinical education through state-of-the-art simulation, laboratory experiences, and clinical site placements. They also have other opportunities to connect with employers for possible job placement. In addition, they are qualified to sit for the ARRT and CRT/RRT professional examinations respectively.
  • Students within our Bachelor of Science in Health Science programs have the opportunity to transition into other fields within health care, or enter into the fields of health education, healthcare administration and management, as well as public health. Students can also use the degree as a stepping-stone towards graduate school in both clinical and non-clinical areas. 

Student Activity Opportunities:
The School of Allied Health students have opportunities to become members of the Respiratory Care Students’ Club, Radiologic Science Students’ Club, College of Health and Human Services Student Ambassadors, African American Student Support Group, Student Advisory Board, the Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT), Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT), and American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) - Student Sections. Students have exposure to service-learning and student leadership opportunities at the National level.

The School of Allied Health fully complies with all the policies of the College of Health and Human Services and Northern Kentucky University.

Above All
The School of Allied Health takes special pride in producing graduates who go on to become successful leaders in their careers as inheritors of a tradition of excellence in caring at all levels.




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