ERIC Number: ED463421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Allied Health Professions: Opportunities for Minority Students. Career Guidebook.
The term "allied health" refers to a cluster of health professions encompassing as many as 200 occupational titles (exclusive of physicians and nurses) involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, prevention, and treatment of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutritional services; and rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. This guidebook was developed to encourage minority students to pursue allied health careers and to provide information to those considering such careers. The guide covers definitions of allied health occupations, the need for minority groups in allied health professions, and steps in preparing for a career in allied health. It also describes 23 of the allied health professions and the educational requirements for each. The guide provides lists of 23 allied health professional associations, and colleges and universities serving minority students and offering allied health professions programs (73 serving Asian-Americans, 199 serving Hispanic students, 94 historically or predominantly black colleges and universities, and 31 tribal colleges and universities). The guide lists 80 sources of scholarships, federal government financial aid programs, and resources and internships serving African-American, Native American, and Hispanic students. (Contains 15 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Black Colleges, Black Students, Career Choice, Career Development, College Programs, Educational Resources, Hispanic American Students, Minority Groups, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Tribally Controlled Education
For full text: http://www.hrsa.gov//bhpr/publications/ahguide00.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.