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Students in the College of Health Professions engage challenging and contemporary curricula under the direction of highly skilled and nationally-recognized faculty. All programs in the CHP are nationally accredited and graduates across all programs boast high employment/placement rates. The College of Health Professions graduates are highly regarded by their employers; many have become prominent leaders in their fields.

Academic programs within the College of Health Professions represent some of the fastest growing occupations across the nation. Visit these programs' websites and learn why the College of Health Professions has become a destination site for students pursuing careers in the allied health professions.

Community and Public Health


Dental Hygiene

Dental Sciences

Emergency Services

Family Medicine

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Nutrition and Dietetics

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiographic Science

ISU Clinics


Clinical Assistant Professor Char Byington, MEd, RDN published the article, "Beta Rho Wins First Place Award for the Professional Project" in the Fall 2019 issue of The Candle: Journal of Phi Upsilon Omicron. Beta Rho is the ISU chapter of Phi U, a scholastic honor society with more than 100,000 members that recognizes academic achievement among students in the field of family and consumer science. The ISU Chapter was recognized for its outstanding work on the ISU Nutrition Fair.

 Barb Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, co-published, "Medical Nutrition Therapy for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome—Does One Size Fit All?". A Narrative Review on Dietary Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults in the January issue of Topics in Clinical Nutrition. Co-authors included two dietitians from Long Island University-Post and a pediatrician with the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center.  


Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Professor of Nursing, Susan Tavernier, PhD (left), and Nutrition & Dietetics Department Chair/Assistant Professor, Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND (right), are awarded a Teaching Innovation Grant to support their project Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: A Participatory Approach to Developing an Interprofessional Course on Palliative Care.

Counseling Clinical Assistant Professor and Meridian Counseling Clinic Director Logan Lamprecht, PhD is awarded a Teaching Innovation grant to support his project Building Cohesive and Experimental Distance Learning Communities through Technology Enhance Classroom Environment.

ISU's Dental Hygiene program has received a $224,000 subgrant from the Idaho Oral Health Program to expand oral health programs in shortage areas, promote oral health to Idaho youth and conduct a statewide oral health workforce assessment.

Kent Whitaker, M.Ed., PA-C, DFAAPA, Clinical assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Studies Department, College of Health Professions, taught a dermatology course over two weeks to 5th year foreign medical students at Nankai University in Tianjin P.R. China. He was granted the position of visiting professor to the school of medicine along with an offer to return next year.

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