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School of Allied Health Sciences

Welcome to the School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) website at Florida A&M University. On behalf of the faculty and staff in the SOAHS, I thank you for your interest in exploring educational opportunities offered through our school. The SOAHS offers bachelors degree programs in cardiopulmonary sciences, health care management, health sciences, and health informatics and information management.

The school offers master’s degree programs in health care administration and occupational therapy. It also currently offer the doctorate degree in physical therapy. The SOAHS is committed to providing access to quality education in these growing health professions.

Our faculty consist of scholars in their respective disciplines and are dedicated to excellence in teaching and service. Their commitment is to produce highly trained professionals who are qualified to become outstanding leaders and practitioners. The faculty and administrative staff are also dedicated to providing the technological, academic, and professional resources required by our students. They will ultimately contribute significantly to the improvement of the health and quality of life for those citizens that are impacted by our health care delivery systems at the local, state, national, and global levels.

The school is regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and each program is accredited by their respective accrediting organizations. For more information about a specific program, please contact the program/division director or my office directly via e-mail, telephone, or through a campus visit.


About Allied Health Sciences 


The School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) is one of three health professional schools at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). The school was established in recognition of the need to provide access to quality education in a group of rapidly growing health professions. The school is divided into five divisions: Cardiopulmonary Science, Health Care Management, Health Informatics and Information Management, Occupational Therapy (which offer a Health Science–Occupation and Wellness Concentration) and Physical Therapy (which offer a Health Science–Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration).

Since its start in 1982, SOAHS has experienced continuous involvement in education, practice and research that has contributed to the strong reputation of each academic division within the school. Each division is accredited by its respective accrediting body. Overall, FAMU ranks as the number one producer of African-American allied health professionals in the State of Florida. SOAHS has been successful in attracting substantial extramural funding, and it has received over $4 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to support programs designed to increase the number of minorities and other underrepresented persons in the allied health professions.

After completing their degree requirements, highly trained professionals assume leadership roles in their discipline throughout the state and nation.


The mission of the School of Allied Health Sciences is to provide an enlightened and enriched academic, intellectual, moral, cultural, ethical, technological, and student-centered environment for the purpose of educating individuals to become competent allied health professionals who are capable of:

•    Complex critical thinking
•    Comprehensive communication skills
•    Interdisciplinary collaboration
•    Analysis and involvement in research processes
•    Improving the health status of under-represented and underserved populations
•    Lifelong learning

This mission will be accomplished through the contributions of dedicated faculty and staff that are capable of meeting student needs through inspired and creative teaching, exemplary scholarship and meaningful public, community, and professional service at local, state, national, and global levels.  As a result, students will be prepared to meet existing and emerging health care needs that will benefit the citizens of Florida, the nation, and the world.


The School of Allied Health Sciences, as an exemplary health professions entity within the Florida A&M University, views itself as a provider of the highest quality academic experiences at graduate and undergraduate levels, through excellence in student advising, teaching, research and service, in existing and emerging health care arenas, for the benefit of the citizens of Florida, the nation and the world.


The School of Allied Health Sciences considers the following to be core values for students and faculty: Scholarship, Ethics, Excellence, Openness, Collaboration, Diversity, Service Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Collegiality, Freedom, Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability, Courage, and Honesty.

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School of Allied Health Sciences

Lewis-Beck Building
334 Palmer Avenue | Suite 306
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
(850) 599-3818
(850) 561-2457