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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  

www.anesthetist.org

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

www.asha.org

  Audiology Foundation of America 765-743-6283  

 www.audfound.org

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

www.ascp.org

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

www.asecho.org

  Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals 540-370-0102  

www.acp-online.org

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

www.ascls.org

  American Society of Clinical Pathologists 312-738-1336  

www.ascp.org

  Association of Genetic Technologists 913-541-9077  

www.agt-info.org

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

www.counseling.org

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

www.icsia.org

Cytotechnologist American Society of Cytopathology 302-429-8802  

www.cytopathology.org

Dental Assistant American Dental Assistants Association 312-541-1550
www.dentalassistant.org     
Dental Hygienist American Dental Hygienists' Association 312-440-8900  

www.adha.org

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

www.nadl.org

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

www.sdms.org

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

www.naemt.org

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

 www.ahima.org

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

www.nsh.org

Kinesiotherapist American Kinesiotherapy Association 800-296-2582  

www.akta.org

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

www.aama-ntl.org

Music Therapist American Music Therapy Association 301-589-3300  

www.musictherapy.org

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

www.snm.org

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

www.oaa.org

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Optical Laboratories Association 703-849-8550  

www.ola-labs.org

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

www.aopanet.org

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

www.amsect.org

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

www.asrt.org

Rehabilitation Counselor National Rehabilitation Counseling Association 703-361-2077  

nrca-net.org

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

www.aarc.org

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

www.asha.org

Surgical Technologist Association of Surgical Technologists 303-694-9130  

www.ast.org

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist National Therapeutic Recreation Society 703-858-2153  
www.nrpa.org
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