To improve the quality of health through leadership, excellence, and innovation in the delivery of progressive baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and continuing education programs, providing professional and clinical services and conducting basic, clinical and applied research.
The College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University provides opportunities to make a difference in the health of the region, state, and nation.
The interdisciplinary College of Allied Health Sciences educates the fastest-growing sector of the health care work force, including physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, audiologists, dietitians, counselors, medical technologists, and health information managers.
As of Fall 2015, the college had grown to over 900 students enrolled in its degree programs. There are nearly 450 graduate students across the college and over 65 in graduate certificate programs.
Students from Allied Health disciplines routinely achieve first-time pass rates well above the national average on professional licensing exams. The majority of students are employed prior to or within six months of graduation, and approximately 65 percent of graduates live in North Carolina.
Faculty and students provide patient care and gain real-world experience through the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, the NAVIGATE Counseling Clinic and a physical therapy clinic.
Cleft palate speech; development and recovery from chronic pain; healthy aging and age-related changes due to stroke and dementia; and veteran resiliency, reintegration, and readiness; and research for older adult drivers are some of the college's major research initiatives.
The college is a leader in providing distance education programs, with students across the country - including a joint master's degree with the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies' master's degree in Rehabilitation and Career Counseling recently ranked 18th out of over 100 programs by the U.S. News & World Report.