Allied Health Careers

Allied Health Programs, Certificates and Degrees

What are Allied Health Professions?

Allied Health Professions are a large cluster of health care related professions whose functions include assisting, facilitating, or complementing the work of physicians and other specialists in the health care system.

Allied Health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services;
rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, include dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists.

Allied Health professionals provide services to enhance and maintain function of their patients and clients within a range of settings including hospitals, private practice, community health and in-home care. The Allied Health workforce works across the spectrum from acute to primary care and aged care.


To learn more about each of the Allied Health professions in detail, scroll down the page and click on a job title.

To view a complete list of the Allied Health professions with descriptions and educational requirements, click here.

To find schools and academic programs in Allied Health, click here.