College of Health Professions

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The University of Akron

Each year, UA health professionals care for more than 7,000 patients.

Meet Alex Guthrie (right): Born with profound hearing loss, the five-year-old seemed destined for a lifetime of hurdles – until treatment by experts from UA.

Alex's story

Dr. David Gordon

Inaugural dean appointed

Dr. David Gordon says he will strive to develop top health professionals who know how to work in integrated teams to achieve the triple aims of health care: Excellent care, best improved health status and affordable cost. Meet Dr. Gordon.

Other news:

View the College of Health Professions' annual report 

NerdWallet, an online news source has recently named UA's School of Nursing among the best in the country for its approach to male students — naming UA for Best Networking

A Shout out to Audiology!


College Dean's Office
Mary Gladwin Hall 101
209 Carroll Street
Akron, OH 44325-3700

For information on the individual schools:

School of Allied Health 330-972-6655
School of Counseling 330-972-7779
School of Nursing 330-972-6674
School of Nutrition & Dietetics 330-972-7319
School of Social Work 330-972-5275
School of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 330-972-6803
School of Sport Science & Wellness Education

Directory of the college's administrators and advisers


College of Health Professions conducts Interprofessional Poverty Simulation

CHP's Strategic Plan

Statement on Diversity

CHP Mission Statement

CHP Vision Statement

UA's Inclusive Excellence

Non-smoking policy

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School of Nursing

School of NursingWith rigorous entrance requirements and a growing national profile, the school graduates nurses who transform lives as they deliver patient care with ethics, honesty and compassion.

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School of Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology

School of Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyRecognized as a national leader, the school provides evidence-based clinical training to prepare and graduate highly qualified audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

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School of Counseling

School of CounselingUsing a scientist-practicioner model, the School of Counseling offers doctoral and master's programs which lead to licensure and practice in various mental health fields and, for the doctoral programs also career opportunities in higher education. The field is rapidly growing, providing a broad employment opportunity for graduates.

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School of Allied Health Technology

The School of Allied Health offers associate and baccalaureate programs which lead to rewarding and productive careers in the fields of medical assisting, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy and surgical technology. Students in Allied Health gain the opportunity to function in a realistic work environment under the supervision of clinical faculty or other health care professionals.

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Rethinking Race: Reference Materials

To support the important work of the Rethinking Race initiative on campus, the following resources are available as ongoing reference material.

Caring for LGBTQ Patients

NPA Toolkit

Students Participate in Powerful Simulation Experience.

The College of Health Professions provided the opportunity for many of it's students to engage in a life-altering experience through it's inaugural Community Action Poverty Simulation.

CHP Poverty Simulation

Upcoming Poverty Simulation Event

School of Social Work

Social WorkThe school graduates practitioners who possess the knowledge, values and skills necessary to succeed with diverse clients in various practice settings. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. 

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School of Nutrition/Dietetics

Dietetics and NutritionStudents in the program learn how to translate the science of food and nutrition and apply it to enhance health. The career outlook for the field is strong, owing to our aging population, growing interest in nutrition and emphasis on disease prevention.

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School of Sport Science and Wellness Education

SSWE female studentsThrough engage scholarship and experiential learning, the school develops students in areas related to sport science, health and wellness education in preparation for cutting-edge professional careers with industry leaders.

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Student Success Center

Student Success Center Like our faculty, the professionals in our Student Success Center are devoted to your success. They can assist you with advising and orientation needs, with scholarship information, and with recommending opportunities for you to get more involved in the college, through learning communities and service learning.

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