Thursday, November 27, 2014

GRU celebrates National Allied Health Professions Week Nov. 3-9

Students and faculty in the Georgia Regents University College of Allied Health Sciences will celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week Nov. 3-9.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver will issue a proclamation for the week at his office Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. Balas and students from several of the college’s allied health programs will attend.

“As we continue to reform the way health care is delivered, and as our population ages, allied health professionals continue to play ever more essential roles in health care teams,” said Dean Andrew Balas. “These professionals continue to be in high demand because they have the diverse skills needed in today’s increasingly complex health care environment.”

Of the top 30 occupations from all industries projected to grow the fastest in the next 10 years nationwide, half are in the allied health professions. In Georgia, they are expected to account for more than 430,000 jobs by 2016.

The GRU College of Allied Health Sciences offers 15 certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in eight departments: Dental Hygiene; Health Management and Informatics; Medical Illustration; Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistant; and Respiratory Therapy.

For more information, visit www.gru.edu/alliedhealth/ or call the College of Allied Health Sciences at 706-721-2621.

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