Allied Health

Most of these are programs listed by the American Medical Association in their Health Professions Career and Education Directory.  The directory is available on-line at their web site, as a CD-ROM and in hard copy.  The programs are quite diverse.   It is thus impossible to list specific admissions requirements.  Below is a list of professions, the professional organization and phone numbers and web links.

Anesthesiologist Assistant American Academy of Anesthesiologists' Assistants 800-757-5858

Art Therapist American Art Therapy Association 888-290-0878  or  847-949-6064
Athletic Trainer National Athletic Trainers Association 800-879-6282  or  214-637-6282
Audiologist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 301-897-5700

  Audiology Foundation of America 765-743-6283

Blood Bank Technologist American Society of Clinical Pathologists 312-738-1336

Cardiovascular Technologist Society of Vascular Technologists 800-788-8346  or  301-459-7550
  American Society of Echocardiography 919-787-5181

  Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals 540-370-0102

Clinical Laboratory Science/
Medical Technology
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science 301-657-2768

  American Society of Clinical Pathologists 312-738-1336

  Association of Genetic Technologists 913-541-9077

Counseling-related Occupations American Counseling Association 703-823-9800

Crime Scene Investigator International Crime Scene Investigators Association 708-460-8082

Cytotechnologist American Society of Cytopathology 302-429-8802

Dental Assistant American Dental Assistants Association 312-541-1550     
Dental Hygienist American Dental Hygienists' Association 312-440-8900

Dental Laboratory Technician National Association of Dental Laboratories 703-610-9035

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 972-239-7367

Dietetic Technician, Dietitian American Dietetic Association 312-899-0040, Ext. 5400
Emergency Medical Technician/
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians 601-924-7744

Health Information Management American Health Information Management Association 312-233-1100

Histologic Technician/ Histotechnologist National Society for Histotechnology 301-262-6221

Kinesiotherapist American Kinesiotherapy Association 800-296-2582

Medical Assistant American Association of Medical Assistants 800-228-2262

Music Therapist American Music Therapy Association 301-589-3300

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Society of Nuclear Medicine - Technologist Section 703-708-9000

Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician Opticians Association of America 703-916-8856

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Optical Laboratories Association 703-849-8550

Ophthalmic Medical Technician/ Technologist Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology 800-284-3937   651-731-2944
Orthotist and Prosthetist American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (571) 431-0876

Pathologists' Assistant American Association of Pathologists' Assistants 800-532-2272
Perfusionist American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technologists 703-435-8556

Radiation Therapist/Radiographer American Society of Radiologic Technologists 505-298-4500

Rehabilitation Counselor National Rehabilitation Counseling Association 703-361-2077

Respiratory Therapist/
Respiratory Therapy Technician
American Association for Respiratory Care 972-243-2272

Speech-Language Pathologist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 301-897-5700

Surgical Technologist Association of Surgical Technologists 303-694-9130

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist National Therapeutic Recreation Society 703-858-2153
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