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    Jul 14, 2024  
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Allied Health Sciences

About the College

The College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University was established as an administrative entity in 1968. Prior to this date, a Master of Science program in medical illustration and Bachelor of Science programs in health information management, medical technology and radiography had been active; in 1967, the dental hygiene program was initiated. Since then, programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, radiation therapy, and public health have been added. Located on the campus of Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, our College’s concentration on health sciences education and research offers students and faculty a rich environment for learning, discovering and caring.  All of our programs are fully accredited, with outcomes such as 100% employment at graduation and >95% student retention.


Dean Andrew Balas
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lester Pretlow
Associate Dean for Research Abiodun Akinwuntan
Interim Associate Dean for Practice and Community Health Pavani Rangachari

Graduate Programs

Doctoral Programs

Policies and Procedures

Application procedures: Application forms with instructions may be obtained from the Office of Academic Admissions or may be downloaded from the Web. Early application is recommended. An application fee is required.

Admission Criteria: All applicants for undergraduate degree programs in the College of Allied Health Sciences must satisfy the requirements of the University System Core Curriculum for University System students. Applicants from non-System schools must satisfy the requirements of the Augusta University core curriculum for non-System students. Please refer to the program specific prerequisites in the university catalog for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

CPR certification and completion of a first aid course are required prior to enrolling in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Computer literacy is expected of all students.

General selection criteria include:

Cumulative grade point average
Grade point average in math and sciences
Knowledge of the field
Completion of prerequisite general education coursework

Some departments pay particular attention to grades in specific prerequisite courses; some are more concerned with over-all grade point average. Graduate programs may require a minimum GRE score. The importance of previous health-care experiences varies from program to program. Some departments require a personal interview.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the departments for specific admissions information.

Complete information pertaining to application, admission, fees and expenses, loans and scholarships can be found in the General Information Section of the Catalog. Any additional requirements or financial resources specific to programs will be found in each Department’s section of the Catalog.

Academic Policies

Technical Standards
Admission to and graduation from the College of Allied Health Sciences requires satisfaction of the university’s technical standards and any specific programmatic standards.

Professional Liability Insurance
Insurance is required of all students enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Costs of this insurance are included as part of tuition and fees. Specific information may be obtained from the Office of the Dean.

Academic Probation, Dismissal and Suspension
Please refer to the university catalog. Departments may have more stringent dismissal standards. Matriculating students may refer to departmental student handbook for more information. Where more stringent department dismissal standards apply, the faculty recommends dismissal to the Dean.

Academic Probation
Please refer to the undergraduate or graduate catalogs.

Non-Academic (Administrative) Dismissal
Any student may be denied permission to continue enrollment in the College of Allied Health Sciences if, in the opinion of the faculty, the student’s knowledge, character, or mental or physical fitness cast grave doubts upon his potential capabilities as a practitioner in the field of training. The student is subject to a department recommendation to the Dean for dismissal.

A student may be administratively withdrawn from Augusta University when in the judgment of the Dean it is determined that the student exhibits behavior which: (a) poses a significant danger or threat of physical harm to the student or to the person or property of others, or (b) causes the student to interfere with the rights of other members of the university community or with the exercise of any proper activities or functions of the university or its personnel, or (c) causes the student to be unable to meet institutional academic, disciplinary or other requirements for admission and continued enrollment, as defined in the student conduct code, Catalog, Student Handbook and other publications of the university, or (d) casts doubts upon a student’s character and/or on the potential capabilities as a health science or basic science professional.

College dismissal decisions may be appealed following established College procedures.


Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Science

Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences


Master of Health Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

Occupational Therapy


Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant


Master of Physician Assistant

Public Health

The Master of Public Health program at Augusta University prepares public health leaders proficient in the application and dissemination of knowledge and skills to prevent disease, improve the delivery of health services, and promote the health of populations.

No active programs available.