ERIC Number: ED394391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Peterson's Guide to Colleges for Careers in Allied Health.
Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
This guide contains guidelines for evaluating a career in allied health, for selecting a college. The guide profiles undergraduate programs at approximately 750 institutions of higher education in the United States. The directory is divided into five main sections. The first section offers guidelines for evaluating a career in allied health. It includes a brief essay by an allied health professional and an overview of the field, including employment opportunities, trends, and descriptions of sample entry- to mid-level jobs. The second section focuses on how to select a college, with suggestions for exploring and evaluating college programs in allied health. It includes information on financial aid, the admission process for international students, and internships. The third section contains brief profiles of U.S. undergraduate institutions offering allied health programs. This section is organized alphabetically by school and includes institutional name, geographic location, general description of the college, majors offered, and admissions contact. The fourth section is an alphabetical listing of the institutions profiled. Finally, a computer disk provides more in-depth profiles of the schools and their allied health programs. Additional information for each school is provided on the disk, such as undergraduate and international student enrollment, expenses, financial aid availability, number of full-time and part-time faculty in the allied health program, and average in-the-field work experience of faculty. Users can search for programs on the disk by type of institution, geographic location, majors, and entrance difficulty. (DB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, College Choice, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Study
Peterson's Guides, 202 Carnegie Center, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
Note: Includes a computer disk with expanded directory information for use on PC computers.