Welcome to the College of Allied Health Sciences
The College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Regents University trains and educates today’s health care professionals – the therapists, technicians, administrators, managers, and assistants who are the backbone of our country’s health care workforce.
Allied health training at GRU dates to 1937, and the college remains on the leading edge of national trends and advances in science, technology, and professionalism. In just the last decade, we have expanded our graduate programs nearly 250 percent, bolstered our clinical mission, and multiplied our research initiatives.
An early proponent of interdisciplinary and distance education, we offer clinical opportunities for faculty and students through the Georgia Regents Health Professions Associates and have a state-of-the-art mobile student laboratory for education outside the Augusta area.
As the nation’s population ages and increasingly struggles with chronic disease and
disability, our mission of educating premier health care professionals has never been
■ We award 15 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates in 11 disciplines with fully-accredited programs in eight departments.
■ We have the only health sciences professions program in Georgia affiliated with an academic health center, offering our students excellent clinical opportunities. Our programs are housed in state-of- the-art facilities.
■ Our graduate programs are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 25-30 percent.
■ We boast such outcomes as 100 percent employment at graduation and a greater than 95 percent student retention.
Andrew Balas, MD, PhD
Dean and Professor, College of Allied Health Sciences
- GRU’s ‘4 Years 4 U’ initiative, which focuses on a dialogue between students and the university’s advising staff, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- A powerful, focused beam of radiation can help beat back cancer that has spread to the spine and causing patients unrelenting pain, GRU physicians say.
- GRU Cancer Center Director Dr. Samir Khleif was awarded the Medical Trailblazer Award by the Augusta City Classic at the organization's annual formal banquet.