Idaho State University - is accepting applications now for fall 2016. ISU has hired a program director, Dr. Tom Wadsworth (see photo at right), who began work in COH in August. Dr. Wadsworth's office is currently in the AK Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce.
Previously UAA has offered training to pharmacy technicians, but students who wanted an advanced pharmacy degree had to leave Alaska. The new program is a collaboration between the UAA Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce, Alaska Pharmacists Association, UAA College of Health and ISU College of Pharmacy.
COH Dean Bill Hogan and
Other COH Updates:
Accreditations: Physical Therapy Assistant, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene, Human Services AAS and BHS, Masters in Public Health, and Didactic Program in Dietetics have all been involved with their professional accreditation processes.
UAA is the Health Campus for the UA SystemThe University of Alaska Board of Regents has named UAA as the health campus for the entire UA system. The College of Health (COH) is in the forefront of educating students to become doctors, nurses, and other health care and public health professionals and researchers. The college is comprised of 15 academic and research units focused on the state’s top health priorities:
Leading towards a healthier tomorrow
- Interpersonal violence
- Childhood trauma
- Substance abuse
- Health care systems policy and delivery
- Environmental health
- Biomedical science
We strive to collaborate on innovative approaches with all of our partners and stakeholders, to develop interdisciplinary resources, and to engage communities in a culture that promotes health and academic and research excellence.
The COH Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 gives details on our five strategic priorities.