Dec 09, 2023  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 

School of Allied Health Sciences

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Purpose and Focus

The School of Allied Health Sciences provides undergraduate and graduate education to students in the health sciences. The curricula are designed to prepare students for entry-level health-related positions and further graduate or professional studies. Educational experiences include rigorous classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring. It is a goal of the School of Allied Health Sciences faculty to produce graduates who are professionally competent, capable of critical thinking, and highly sought after by employers. Graduates will exhibit high ethical professional standards; be devoted to lifelong learning; and be prepared to respond to local, regional, or national level demands in their fields of study.

Departments, Majors, and Undergraduate Degrees

Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences 
    Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program
    Clinical Laboratory Sciences — Bachelor of Science 
    Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) Generalist
    CLS - Clinical Chemistry
    CLS - Clinical Hematology
    CLS - Clinical Immunohematology
    CLS - Clinical Microbiology
    CLS - Specimen Collection/Phlebotomy
    Comprehensive Medical Imaging — Bachelor of Science
    Health Physics — Bachelor of Science
    Nuclear Medicine — Bachelor of Science
    Radiography —Bachelor of Science
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition sciences
    Athletic Training — Bachelor of Science
    Kinesiology — Bachelor of Science
    Nutrition Sciences — Bachelor of Science
    Didactic Program in Dietetics
    Dietetic Internship


Health Physics
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Chemistry
Clinical Hematology
Clinical Immunohematology
Clinical Microbiology

Admission to the School

Minimum GPA: 2.50

Admission Policies

Students failing to meet the entrance requirement GPA may appeal in writing to the School of Allied Health Sciences Academic Standards Committee for consideration of any extenuating circumstances affecting their admission.
Individual departments and programs within the school may have cumulative GPA requirements that are higher than those required for admission into the school. Students must satisfy department or program GPA requirements before being admitted to the major. Students failing to meet department GPA entrance requirements may appeal in writing to the department chair or program director for consideration of any extenuating circumstances affecting their admission.
Admission to some programs offered by the school is limited. Programs require fulfillment of selective admission criteria as contained in this catalog and in other appropriate School of Allied Health Sciences or program documents. Continuation in limited enrollment programs is contingent upon fulfillment of conditions specified by UNLV and contained in official school documents.

Transfer Policies

Transfer students are accepted provided they meet the stated requirements for admission. The school, through individual departments, is sensitive to the needs of students who hold associate degrees and/or certificates. Students interested in entering a baccalaureate degree program should contact the specific department offering the desired major. Articulation agreements with selected community college(s) may be obtained from the department offering the desired major.

School Policies

General university requirements for the baccalaureate degree include the completion of a minimum of 124 credits. Students earning a degree in any major within the School of Allied Health Sciences must complete all required courses for the designated major plus the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and UNLV general education core requirements. The student is referred to the individual departments for progression, probation, and suspension policies specific to their major of interest.


All undergraduate academic advising is done through the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center in MPE 308. Program requirements are available in the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain contact with advisors as changes in departmental policies and programs may occur. Phone: 702-895-5448.

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