Allied Health Professions

To have a rewarding career in health care, you do not have to be a doctor. Allied health professions play a vital role in health care, and many programs have similar pre-requisite requirements to medical or dental school. Explore all of the allied health professions to get a better idea of what career opportunities exist within them by exploring accredited programs and the professional organization associated with each. And remember, the OAA can still advise for allied health professional programs too!

Click here to access the Allied Health Guide for Rice Students!


Athletic Training
Accredited Programs | NATA - National Athletic Trainers Association

Dietetics and Nutrition
Accredited Programs | AND - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nursing
Accredited Programs | AACN ‐ American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Occupational Therapy
Accredited Programs | AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association

Optometry
Accredited Programs | AOA - American Optometric Association

Pharmacy
Accredited Programs | AACP - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Physical Therapy
Accredited Programs | APTA - American Physical Therapy Association

Physician Assistant
Accredited Programs | AAPA ‐ American Academy of Physician Assistants

Veterinary Medicine
Accredited Programs | AAVMC - Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

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Phone | 713.348.4060

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