GRU celebrates National Allied Health Professions Week

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Students and faculty in the Georgia Regents University College of Allied Health Sciences will celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week Nov. 1-7.

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. will issue a proclamation for the week at his office at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. Dean Andrew Balas and students from several of the college’s programs will attend.

Nearly 65 percent of all health care providers – more than five million practitioners – work in allied health professions. They practice in more than 80 unique professions, greatly influencing health care delivery by providing disease identification, evaluation and prevention services in public health, health system management and a variety of rehabilitation fields. As a vital part of health care teams, their diverse skills will continue to be in high demand through the 2020s.

“At GRU, we are training allied health professionals who will play increasingly essential roles in the health care environment of the future,” Balas said. “Our students are well-prepared to meet tomorrow’s complex needs.”

The GRU College of Allied Health Sciences offers certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical laboratory science, dental hygiene, health information administration, medical illustration, nuclear medicine technology, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, radiation therapy and respiratory therapy.

For more information, visit or call the College of Allied Health Sciences at 706-721-2621.

Media Inquiries:
Sharron Walls
College of Allied Health Sciences
706-721-7795 Office
706-799-1354 Cell

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Sharron Walls writes for the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University.

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