Message from the Dean

Welcome to the UNMC School of Allied Health Professions!

Allied health is the term often used to refer to the collective of as many as 200 health professions. Most of these professions deal with some aspect of providing diagnostic and treatment services, or operating leading-edge technologies that derive diagnostic data. It has been estimated that allied health professionals may constitute up to 60% of the approximately 12 million workers in the health care sector.

Allied health professionals and the quality services they provide are needed now more than ever, as many of the allied health professions are currently experiencing significant workforce shortages. For the time period between 2008 and 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has estimated that 26 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy will be in the healthcare and social assistance industry. The BLS projects the healthcare industry will generate 3.2 million new jobs during this time period – more than any other industry.
The School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) boasts of engaging and accessible faculty who are devoted to helping students maximize their learning potential by providing contemporary, state-of-the-art education.

The SAHP offers educational programs leading to careers in the following health professions:

As Nebraska’s only public academic health science center, UNMC offers multiple health education programs, provides the highest quality patient care, and conducts leading edge research. At UNMC students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and the allied health professions have the opportunity to learn with and from one another.

The time is right to pursue a career in one of the allied health fields. I wish you the very best on an exciting journey as an allied health professional.


Kyle P. Meyer, PT, MS, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
School of Allied Health Professions