CREATING A NEW PROGRAM
The College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) works with its branch campuses to grant college degrees to active duty personnel currently enrolled in their technical medical programs.
In 2016, the college was chartered to support the education and training requirements necessary to meet the needs of the Military Health System and the Department of Defense while providing graduates with credentials that translate directly to the civilian sector.
All of our undergraduate offerings render students eligible for at least one civilian practice credential (e.g. CMA) in specialties including Nuclear Medicine, Neurodiagnostics, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory, and many more, with additional programs coming online regularly.
Credentials are awarded via the usual mechanisms of institutional accreditation, programmatic/specialized accreditation, and credentialing success (typically a program must maintain at least a first time credential exam pass rate of 70%). All of these quality assurance mechanisms are external to CAHS and USU according to standard administrative practices of the civilian sector via relevant State and/or Federal regulatory bodies (e.g. State Board of Healing Arts).
Various programs of study at the below listed categories were approved by USU Board of Regents to award college credit.
other INSTRUCTIONAL Sites
U. S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Naval Medical Forces Support Command (Yorktown, San Diego, and Groton sites)
Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center, Fort Bragg