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College of Allied Health Professions Student Handbook

This handbook provides information about the educational programs offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP). The CAHP faculty and administration, and the University of Nebraska Board of Regents have authorized statements presented in this bulletin as indicating current requirements, practice and procedures for application for admission to the CAHP and UNMC; student policies and procedures; course offerings, including courses available through distance education technologies; general and professional requirements for graduation; tuition and fees; and College and program accreditation.

The University expressly reserves the right to change, phase out, or discontinue any program. To read the University of Nebraska Board of Regents policy in its entirety, refer to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents Policies, RP-5.1.3 University Right to Change, Discontinue Programs. The College of Allied Health Professions complies with this policy, as outlined by the Board of Regents.

Below is the Table of Contents. Click the red section headings to go to that section. Click the tab at the top for program-specific sections.

The College of Allied Health Professions

  • CAHP Organizational Structure
  • Governance of the College of Allied Health Professions
  • History
  • Mission and Purpose
  • Strategic Plan
  • Accreditation

Professional Conduct

  • Responsibilities & Rights of Students
  • Statement of Non-Discrimination
  • Statement of Diversity
  • UNMC Code of Conduct
  • General Performance & Conduct
  • Privacy, Confidentiality & Information Security
  • Dress & Grooming
  • Professional Address
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Tobacco Use

Student Affairs

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Residency
  • Military and Veterans Benefits

Academic Affairs

  • Grading System
  • Class Standing and Promotion
  • Credit Hour Definition
  • Program Curricula
  • Requirements for Graduation
  • Degrees and Honors

Admission Policies and Procedures

  • Acceptable Transfer Credit and Course Requirements
  • Credit by Examination
  • American Council on Education (ACE) Recommendations
  • Foreign Coursework Requirements
  • English Proficiency Requirement

Admitted Student Policies and Procedures

  • Admitted Students
  • Compliance and Safety Training
  • Student Background Checks and Drug Screening
  • Infectious Diseases Reporting Requirements
  • Student Vaccinations
  • Identification Cards
  • Parking
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Orientation
  • Registration

Student Success and Academic Standing

  • Evaluation of Student Performance
  • Academic Standing of CAHP Students
  • Academic Standing Defined

Other Academic Policies and Procedures

  • Academic Integrity
  • Attendance at Classes and Clerkships
  • Clinical Education Experiences
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid
  • Retention of Evaluation Materials
  • Students Called to Active Duty in Military Service
  • Student Discipline

Non-Academic Policies and Procedures

  • Use of Student Addresses for Commercial Purposes
  • Sale of Names and Addresses for Fundraising
  • Student Fundraising Activities
  • Students Hosting Career Fairs
  • Student Employment
  • Personal Use of Facilities and Equipment
  • Handling of Institutional Property
  • Student Travel
  • New Organizations
  • Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials