School of Allied Health Professions
Welcome to the School of Allied Health Professions, where your future begins. If you are considering a new Allied Health career or returning to advance your current one, we are committed to providing you a quality professional education and fostering your personal and spiritual development while you are attending our school. We encourage all of our students to learn not only in the classroom but through mission and service both locally and globally. We are glad you are here and we are ready to help you achieve your academic goals.
Craig R. Jackson, J.D., M.S.W.
Dean, School of Allied Health Professions
The School of Allied Health Professions was established in 1966 (under the name School of Health Related Professions, 1966-1971) to consolidate the administration of individual curricula initiated earlier in the University: medical technology, 1937; physical therapy, 1941; medical radiography, 1941; occupational therapy, 1959; health information management (formerly medical record administration), 1963.
Curricula added since the school was established are nuclear medicine technology, 1970; radiation therapy technology, 1970; cardiopulmonary sciences (formerly respiratory therapy), 1971; nutrition and dietetics, 1972; medical sonography, 1976; special imaging technology, 1976; cytotechnology, 1982; coding specialist, 1987; physical therapist assistant, 1989; emergency medical care, 1993; physician assistant, 2000; rehabilitation sciences, 2001; polysomnography, 2002; radiologist assistant, 2003; medical dosimetry, 2003; orthotics and prosthetics, 2007; health administration, 2008; cardiac electrophysiology technology, 2009; health professions education, 2010. The curriculum in speech-language pathology and audiology, renamed communication sciences and disorders in 2009, was initiated in 1965 under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences of La Sierra University (formerly Loma Linda University, La Sierra campus). The program was transferred to the School of Allied Health Professions in 1987. Particulars governing programs currently offered are detailed in this section of the CATALOG following information that pertains to all School of Allied Health students.
Mission and goals
The School of Allied Health Professions is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Loma Linda University through academic and clinical training of allied health professionals. The school prepares competent health professionals in a Christian environment that emphasizes the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ "to make man whole."
To meet local, national, and international allied health-care needs, the school seeks to serve:
- Students choosing to become health-care professionals.
- Individuals in need of medical care or health promotion programs.
- Faculty and staff committed to working with students in a Christian educational setting.
The goals of the School of Allied Health Professions are to:
- Provide an environment in which the student may develop responsibility for integrity, ethical relationships, and empathic attitudes that contribute to the welfare and well-being of patients.
- Help the student accept responsibility for integrity, ethical relationships, and empathic attitudes that can contribute to the welfare and well-being of patients.
- Help the student develop a background of information and attitudes conducive to interprofessional understanding and cooperation.
- Encourage the student to cultivate habits of self-education that will foster lifelong growth.
- Engender and nurture in the student the desire to serve humankind—and, in particular, to serve as needed, in the medical centers sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, both in this country and elsewhere.
The School of Allied Health Professions has adopted the University's institutional learning outcomes.
Evaluation of mission and institutional learning outcomes—Wholeness Portfolio
In Wholeness Portfolio courses, students achieve mission-focused learning outcomes as established by Loma Linda University. Portfolio courses integrate the concept of wholeness and service into the lives of students and assess the outcome of their educational process. Each portfolio course continues for three-to-four quarters, during which time students complete assignments based on the goals below. By the end of the course, students will show evidence of the following:
Integrate wholeness and wellness in their personal and professional lives.
Incorporate LLU’s Christ-centered values in their personal and professional lives.
Understand the importance of embracing and serving a diverse world.
Exhibit development of professional skills.
AHCJ 328 Wholeness Portfolio I & AHCJ 498 Wholeness Portfolio II: Completed by students in *Cardiac Electrophysiology (AS), *Medical Radiography (AS), Emergency Medical Care (BS), Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Therapy (BS), Respiratory Therapy (BS, entry level), Clinical Laboratory Science (BS), Cytotechnology (BS), Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS), and Health Information Administration (BS). (*Enrolled in Wholeness Portfolio I only.)
AHCJ 519 Graduate Wholeness Portfolio: Completed by students in Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC), Ph.D. degree in rehabilitation science, and Master of Public Health degree in health education (MPH).
ORPR 522 Self-Care Portfolio and Community Outreach: Completed by students in the program in orthotics andprosthetics (MSOP).
Students of the University are responsible for informing themselves of and satisfactorily meeting all regulations pertinent to registration, matriculation, and graduation. Section III gives the general setting for the programs of each school and the subject and unit requirements for admission to individual professional programs. It is important to review specific program requirements in the context of the general requirements applicable to all programs.
Admissions policies and information
The program admissions committees of the University intend that an applicant to any of the schools is qualified for the proposed curriculum and is capable of profiting from the educational experience offered by this University. The admissions committees of the school accomplish this by examining evidence of scholastic competence, moral and ethical standards, and significant qualities of character and personality. Applicants are considered for admission only on the recommendation of the program in which study is desired.
In selecting students, the Admissions Committee of the School of Allied Health Professions looks for evidence of self-discipline, personal integrity, and intellectual vigor. The committee also looks for evidence that students possess the capabilities required to complete the full curriculum in the allotted time and to achieve the levels of competence required. Acceptance of the applicant into any program is contingent on the recommendation of the department conducting the program.
Most programs require an interview with faculty. Loma Linda University was established to provide education in a distinctively Christian environment, and its students are expected to adopt Christian ethical and moral standards as a basis for their conduct. It must be understood further that, in harmony with the University's emphasis on health and the health professions and the practices of the supporting church, applicants who use tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or narcotics should not expect to be admitted.
Loma Linda University is committed to equal opportunity and does not discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of handicap, gender, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in its educational and admissions policies, financial affairs, employment programs, student life and services, or any University-administered program. It does, however, retain the right to give preference in student admissions to qualified Seventh-day Adventist applicants. While this right is retained, it should be emphasized that admission is not limited exclusively to Seventh-day Adventist applicants.
Application and acceptance
Where to write
Correspondence about admission to all programs and requests for application information should be addressed to the Office of Admissions and Records, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350.
One class is admitted annually to most of the professional programs. Most programs begin with the Autumn Quarter. Exceptions are noted in the respective programs of this CATALOG.
Late applications are considered as long as space is available. Notifications are generally sent between January 1 and May 15, depending on the completeness of information provided and the date of application. Applicants should inquire at the Office of Admissions and Records if notice of action is not received by March 15 for occupational therapy and physical therapy, and by July 15 for other programs.
Application review process
All completed applications are first reviewed by the department chair and faculty. A recommendation on each application is then submitted to the school's Admissions Committee, which makes the final decision regarding acceptance.
The procedure for application and acceptance is given below. All correspondence is to be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350. All official transcripts, international evaluations, and test scores are to be sent to Admissions Processing, Loma Linda University, 11139 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350.
- Apply online at www.llu.edu/central/apply. Be prepared to enter the names and e-mail addresses for your recommenders. Have date of attendance for all colleges/universities attended ready for entry on the application.
- Request that transcripts of all college course work be sent to Admissions Processing. High school transcripts are required of all applicants in order to verify graduation. High school transcripts are not required if you have completed either an associate or bachelor's degree unless course work in high school is used to satisfy a requirement.
- Upon receipt of the notice of acceptance, submit the required deposit to confirm acceptance.
- Send health records or certificates to Student Health Services, 24785 Stewart Street, Evans Hall, Suite 111, Loma Linda, CA 92354.
High school and college subject requirements are outlined in the respective programs. Students are required to furnish evidence of completion (official transcript) of high school in order to be granted admission to undergraduate programs in any of the schools of the University. Applicants who have completed either an associate or bachelor's degree are exempt from submitting a high school transcript unless course work in high school is used to satisfy a subject requirement. A high school diploma or its equivalent, the GED, is required.
Eligibility for consideration by the Admissions Committee is based on a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all course work (science and nonscience subjects computed separately), presented in fulfillment of entrance requirements for all programs in the school. A G.P.A. considerably higher than the minimum is expected because of the nature of the studies in many professional programs and the competition for the limited number of openings. In general, G.P.A.s between 2.5 and 3.0 are considered minimal, depending on the program. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for all college transfer courses.
The information on student life contained in this CATALOG is brief. The most current Student Handbook more comprehensively addresses University and school expectations, regulations, and policies; and is available to each registered student. Students need to familiarize themselves with the contents of the Student Handbook. Additional information regarding policies specific to a particular school or program within the University is available from the respective school.
Good taste indicates that haircut, hairstyling, and personal grooming be neat and conservative rather than ostentatious.
Grooming and style should also be practical so that the student can perform assigned duties without embarrassment or inconvenience. Specifically:
- Men's hair must be neatly trimmed and not fall below the collar. Ponytails, spikes, and dreadlocks are not acceptable.
- Mustaches and beards, if worn, must be neat and closely trimmed.
- Women's hair, if long, may be required to be tied back. Spikes and dreadlocks are not acceptable.
- The wearing of hats indoors is not acceptable.
- Words, pictures, and/or symbols displayed on clothing should be consistent with a Christian institution and sensitive to a diverse student population.
- Excessive makeup and fragrances are not appropriate.
- Rings, if worn, should be low profile and limited to one finger per hand. Male students are not allowed to wear ear ornaments. If worn by women, ear ornaments are limited to simple studs and should not drop below the bottom of the earlobes. Such ornaments are limited to one per ear. Rings or ornaments in other anatomical sites are not acceptable.
- Fingernails should be maintained in a professional manner, closely trimmed, and should not interfere with patient safety and comfort during treatments. Nail polish, if worn, should be of a subdued color.
Academic policies and information
Students are responsible for informing themselves of the policies and regulations pertinent to registration, matriculation, and graduation; and for satisfactorily meeting these requirements.
Students whose cumulative G.P.A. at the end of any quarter is less than the minimum required by the school or program will be placed on academic probation, and the number of units for subsequent registrations will be restricted to a maximum determined by the school or program. A student on academic probation jeopardizes his or her standing in a degree or certificate program.
In order to graduate from Loma Linda University with a bachelor's degree, a student must complete at least 32 of the last 48 units, or a minimum of 45 total units of course work, at this University. A minimum grade of C (2.0) or better is required for all B.S. and postbaccalaureate degrees.
Graduation events include formal ceremonies identified as conferring of degrees, awarding of diplomas, and recognition of candidates for degrees. Other related graduation events include the baccalaureate and vespers services. The conferring of degrees ceremony(ies) occurs at the close of the Spring Quarter and includes an academic procession, the formal conferring of degrees by the president, and the presentation of diplomas by the dean of the school. Candidates who complete the requirements for degrees and certificates are invited, with families and friends, to attend and participate in these important and colorful events.
To be eligible to participate in graduation events, candidates must have completed all requirements for the degree, including prerequisites and/or corequisites, as specified by the school. In certain degree programs, upon authorization of the dean, exceptions will be made for candidates who:
- Have only clinical experience requirements to complete and can project completion by the end of the calendar year;
- Can complete remaining degree requirements by the end of the Summer Quarter; or
- Are in a block program.
The still in-progress course work may not exceed 8 units for graduate students or 12 units for undergraduate students. A student who completes the requirements for a degree or certificate (other than clinical experience) at the end of the Summer, Autumn, or Winter quarter is invited to participate in the subsequent June commencement events. The official date of graduation on the diploma is ordinarily the last day of the term in which the requirements for a degree are completed.
Superior academic performance and achievement in scholarship and leadership are recognized in the printed graduation program for persons who complete their baccalaureate degree and who at the end of the quarter preceding their final term have acquired a cumulative grade point average for all college work (includes course work taken at other colleges/universities, except for remedial courses), as follows:
|3.5||Graduation cum laude|
|3.8||Graduation magna cum laude|
|3.9||Graduation summa cum laude|
Although the official commencement program indicates names of graduates who qualify for honors on the basis of their grade point average as of the end of the quarter preceding their final term, the subsequently issued diploma and transcript may indicate graduation with honors if the student's final quarter record has increased the grade point average sufficiently to qualify for honors at that time.
Repeating a course
A student who receives an unsatisfactory grade in a required course and is required by the faculty to do additional work may request permission of the faculty to pursue one of the following plans. In either plan, the student must register and pay the applicable tuition.
- Review the course work under supervision and take a make-up examination (usually not given before a minimum of two weeks of study). A passing grade resulting from a repeat examination will be limited to a C (2.0). (See the Schedule of Charges in the Financial Information section of this CATALOG for the tuition rate for tutorial course work.)
- Repeat the course, attend class and/or laboratory, and take the final course examination. Full tuition will be charged, whether regular or occasional attendance is required. (See the Schedule of Charges in the Financial Information section of this CATALOG for the tuition rate.)
A student who receives an unsatisfactory grade in a required clinical experience course and is required by the faculty to do additional work must reregister and pay the applicable fee. (See the Schedule of Charges in the Financial Information section of this CATALOG for the fee for repeat of clinical experience.)
Both the original and repeat grades are entered in the student's permanent academic record, but only the repeat grade is computed in the grade point average. A course may be repeated only once.
Promotion and probation
Each student's record is reviewed quarterly by the faculty. Promotion is contingent on satisfactory academic and professional performance and on factors related to aptitude, proficiency, and responsiveness to the established aims of the school and of the profession. As an indication of satisfactory academic performance, the student is expected to maintain the following grade point average:
|2.0||Associate and baccalaureate degree programs|
|3.0||Master's degree program|
|3.0||Doctoral degree program|
A student whose grade point average in any term falls below the minimum required for the degree, who receives in any professional or required course a grade less than a C (2.0), or whose clinical performance is unsatisfactory is automatically placed on academic probation. Continued enrollment is subject to the recommendation of the department. If continued enrollment is not recommended, the case is referred to the Administrative Council of the school for final action.
If continued enrollment is recommended, the student will be required to institute a learning assistance plan within the first two weeks of the following quarter and to meet regularly scheduled appointments with the academic advisor. The learning assistance plan should: identify the problem, identify and list the goals, state the time frame, and include student and advisor signatures and date.
A student who is on academic probation and fails to make the minimum required grade point average the following quarter or fails to have an overall minimum grade point average after two quarters will have disqualified him-/herself from the program.
Standard of student progress (time framework)
After initial enrollment in a program, students must complete program requirements within the following time frames:
|A.S. degree||3 years|
|B.S. degree||5 years|
|Master's degree||5 years|
|Doctoral degree||7 years|
For additional policies governing Loma Linda University students, see general policies of the University, as well as the University Student Handbook. Students are responsible for informing themselves of and satisfactorily meeting all regulations pertinent to registration, matriculation, and graduation.
The Office of the Dean is the final authority on all financial matters and is charged with the interpretation of all financial policies. Any exceptions to published policy in regard to reduction or reimbursement of tuition must be approved by the dean. Any statement by individual faculty members, program directors, or department chairs in regard to these matters is not binding on the school or the University unless approved by the dean.
Registration is not complete until tuition and fees for the required installment are paid; therefore, the student should be prepared to make these payments during scheduled registration for each academic year. There may be adjustments in tuition and fees as economic conditions warrant.
General Financial Practices
The student is expected to arrange for financial resources to cover all expenses before the beginning of each school year.
Previous accounts with other schools or this University must have been settled.
Schedule of Charges (2017-2018)
(Subject to change by Board of Trustees action)
NOTE: Tuition rates are effective Summer Quarter through the following Spring Quarter.
Tuition information: by department
|Column 1||Year||academic year/class|
|Column 2||Units||total units for academic year|
|Column 3||Tuition||total tuition for academic year|
|Column 4||Per Unit||per unit rate for the academic year|
Allied Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Science—Doctor of Philosophy
|Multi Year||Units vary per quarter; 80 total units||Varies||$690|
Health Professions Education—Master of Science—units vary (online and face-to-face)
|Multi Year||Units vary per quarter; 48 total units||Varies||$775|
Health Professions Education—Certificate—units vary (online and face-to-face)
|Multi Year||Units vary per quarter; 27 total units||Varies||$775|
Respiratory Care—Bachelor of Science
Emergency Medical Care—Bachelor of Science
|1||40-42||$24,000 - $25,200||$600|
|2||40-45||$24,000 - $27,000||$600|
Respiratory Care—Bachelor of Science (advanced practitioner)
Respiratory Care—Master of Science Respiratory Care
Clinical Laboratory Science
Cytotechnology—Bachelor of Science
Clinical Laboratory Science—Bachelor of Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communication Sciences and Disorders—Bachelor of Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders—Master of Science (transitional program)
Communication Sciences and Disorders—Master of Science
Health Informatics and Information Management
Health Information Administration—Bachelor of Science
Health Information Administration—Certificate
|Cert||Units may vary depending upon units transferred into Loma Linda University.||Varies||$595|
Health Informatics—Master of Science
|1, 2||Units vary per quarter; 45 total units||Varies||$701|
Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition and Dietetics—Bachelor of Science
Nutrition and Dietetics—B.S. and M.S. (coordinated program)
Nutrition Care Management—Master of Science
Nutrition and Dietetics—Master of Science (DPD track)
Nutrition and Dietetics—Master of Science (for those who have an RD)
Nutrition and Dietetics—Master of Science
(coordinated program for bachelor's degree graduates in non-nutrition areas)
Occupational Therapy—Master of Occupational Therapy (entry level)
Occupational Therapy—Doctor of Occupational Therapy
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY—DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (Intense Track)
Physical Therapist Assistant—Associate in Science (does not include prerequisite units)
Physical Therapist Assistant—Associate in Science (2-year track) (does not include prerequisite units)
|1,2,3||Units vary per quarter; 63 total units||Depends on units per quarter||$418|
Physical Therapy—Doctor of Physical Therapy (Entry Level)
Physical Therapy—Doctor of Physical Therapy (postprofessional)
Physical Therapy—Doctor of Physical Therapy (postprofessional) - Puerto Rico
Physical Therapy—Doctor of Physical Therapy (postprofessional 65-unit track)
Physical Therapy—Doctor of Science (postprofessional)
Orthotics and Prosthetics—M.S.O.P (Entry Level)
Physical Therapyy—Doctor of PHILOSOPHY
Physician Assistant Sciences
Physician Assistant—Master of Physician Assistant
Medical Radiography—Associate in Science
Radiation Sciences—Bachelor of Science
|1,2||Units may vary depending upon units transferred into Loma Linda University.||Varies||$475|
Radiation Therapy— Bachelor of science
|1- (w/ RT background)||37||$23,495||$635|
|2- (w/ RT background)||39||$24,765||$635|
|1- (w/o RT background)||49||$31,115||$635|
|2- (w/o RT background)||39||$24,765||$635|
Diagnostic Medical Sonography—Certificate
|1- (General/ Vascular)||18||$14,400||$800|
|2- (General/ Vascular)||18||$14,400||$800|
|3- (General/ Vascular)||3||$2,400||$800|
|1- (Track A Physics)||29||$23,200||$800|
|2- (Track A Physics)||10||$8,000||$800|
|1- (Track B Rad Therapist)||19||$15,200||$800|
|2- (Track B Rad Therapist)||10||$8,000||$800|
Nuclear Medicine Technology—Bachelor of Science (non-rad tech background)
Nuclear Medicine Technology—Bachelor of Science (rad tech background)
Special Imaging Technology: CT and MRI—Certificate
Special Imaging Technology: Computed Tomography (CT)—Certificate
Special Imaging Technology: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)—Certificate
The 2-quarter MRI program is offered twice per year. One cohort starts in the spring and one cohort starts in the autumn.
Radiation Sciences—Master of Science in Radiation Sciences
Radiologist Assistant—Master of Science in Radiation Sciences
Radiography Advanced Placement—School Certificate
|Cert||3-11||$1,425 - $5,225||$475|
Cardiac and Vascular Imaging- School Certificate
Cardiac Electrophysiology—Associate in Science
Health Care Administration—Bachelor of Science
|Multi Year||Units Vary||Varies||$475|
NOTE: Tuition excludes enrollment fee.
Estimated annual expense of $600-$1,500 for supplies (textbooks, professional apparent, materials), depending on program and year of study.
Special tuition charges
|$50||CMSD 589 Remediation/Advance Directed Teaching, CMSD 599 Remediation/Externship|
Remediation clinic: Students who do not complete the required skill set within one quarter of assigned clinical experiences may need to register for additional clinical work. In this case, registration for remedial clinic is required for a minimum of 1 unit at the regular tuition rate.
|$65||Technology Fee for PPMSR and PPDPT (Prior MS) charged in Year 1|
|$65||Technology Fee for Entry Level DPT, PPDPT (Prior BS in PT) and DSc charged in Year 3|
|$25||Application fee for Phlebotomy Program|
|$60||Application fee for all other SAHP programs. There is no school application fee for DPT, OT, and PA.|
|$500||Acceptance deposit, nonrefundable (applied on tuition)—M.P.A.|
|$350||Acceptance deposit, nonrefundable (applied on tuition)—entry-level D.P.T.|
|$200||Acceptance deposit, nonrefundable (applied on tuition)—CMSD M.S. and TM, PP D.P.T., entry-level OT, O.T.D.; and entry-level M.S.O.P.|
|$100||Acceptance deposit, nonrefundable (applied on tuition)—all other SAHP programs (excludes Phlebotomy, which is $50)|
|$200||Late registration charge (if student registers later than one full week before the first day of the term; see University calendar for specific dates.|
|$25||Returned check charge|
On- and off-campus student housing
Students may go to <llu.edu/central/housing> for housing information and a housing application form.
Awards and scholarships
Awards for scholastic attainment and leadership ability have been made available to students whose performance and attitudes reflect well the ideals and purposes of the school.
The President's Award is given annually in recognition of superior scholastic attainment and active participation in the student community, within the framework of Christian commitment. A recipient is selected from each school of the University.
The Dean's Award is given annually in recognition of academic excellence and commitment to the objectives of the school.
SAHP Endowment Scholarship
The SAHP Endowment Scholarship is given to students who require financial aid assistance in order to attend the school. Recipients are chosen by the SAHP dean's office.
Hervig Scholarship Fund
The Robert and Ruth Hervig School of Allied Health SDA Scholarship is given to students enrolled in the school who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and exhibit a Christian lifestyle.
American Medical Response Southern California Scholarship Fund
The American Medical Response (AMR) Scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates excellence in the clinical practice of emergency medical service (EMS) and outstanding academic achievement in the Emergency Medical Care Program. Preference is given to current or past employees of AMR.
The Faculty Award is presented to a student from the Emergency Medical Care B.S. degree and the Respiratory Care B.S. degree programs who has shown promise of outstanding professional achievement and whose performance is in harmony with the objectives and goals of the University.
Louisa & Peter Jezerinac Cardiopulmonary Scholarship Award
The Louisa Jezerinac Cardiopulmonary Scholarship Award is given to a student whose patient care exemplifies the qualities of compassion and dedication.
Robert L. Wilkins Memorial Fund
The Robert L. Wilkins Memorial Fund was established to honor the memory of alumnus and longtime faculty member Dr. Robert L. Wilkins. This scholarship is given to a student with financial need, who is in good standing with the department, and who has an interest in research and/or teaching.
William von Pohle Memorial Respiratory Care Clinical Excellence Award
The William von Pohle Memorial Respiratory Care Clinical Excellence Award is given each year to a senior respiratory care student who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice and case presentations, as well as an attitude consistent with the mission of Loma Linda University.
Clinical Laboratory Science
Affiliate Recognition Award
The Affiliate Recognition Award is presented to a senior clinical laboratory science student for outstanding performance, cooperation, and motivation during the clinical practicum year. Selection is based on recommendation of the clinical faculty.
The Chair's Award is given to a senior clinical laboratory science student or to a cytotechnology student in recognition of outstanding scholarship and leadership qualities that are in harmony with the objectives and goals of the University. Selection is based on the recommendation of the faculty.
Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Scholarship
The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Endowment Scholarship is presented to CLS students on the basis of scholarship and promise of professional achievement.
Dr. James L. Welch Scholarship
The Dr. James L. Welch Scholarship is presented to CLS students interested in education, research or treatment related to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
The Faculty Award is presented to a senior clinical laboratory science student or to a cytotechnology student who have shown promise of outstanding professional achievement and who intend to pursue a career in the area of medical technology or cytotechnology. Selection is based on recommendation of the faculty.
Marlene Ota Scholarship
The Marlene Ota Scholarship is awarded to a cytotechnology student who has demonstrated integrity, leadership, and academic excellence.
Moncrieff Scholarship Award
The Moncrieff Scholarship Award is presented annually to a clinical laboratory science student who has demonstrated superior scholarship; professional dedication; financial need; and such personal attributes as dependability, integrity, and initiative.
Walsch-Loock Scholarship Award
The Walsch-Loock Scholarship Award is presented annually to a clinical laboratory science student on the basis of scholarship, promise of professional achievement, and financial need.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Evelyn Britt Promising Student Award
The Evelyn Britt Promising Student Award is presented to students preparing for graduate work in speech-language pathology and audiology. It recognizes students who show promise of scholastic and professional achievement.
Outstanding Senior Award
The Outstanding Senior Award is given to a student who has performed well academically, developed good clinical skills, and contributed to creating a positive learning environment within the department.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Scholarship Endowment
The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Scholarship Endowment is given to students in the CMSD program to provide financial aid assistance.
Health Informatics and Information Management
Elizabeth M. Guerra Scholarship
The Elizabeth M. Guerra Student Aid Endowment Scholarship is given to a senior student in the bachelor's degree program with a grade point average of at least 3.5. The student must demonstrate a dedication to the profession of health information management, good leadership skills, and good personal qualities, as determined by the faculty of the department.
Audrey Shaffer Endowment
In the interest of promoting student involvement in the international mission of Loma Linda University, the Audrey Shaffer Endowment provides travel expenses for student clinical and affiliation experiences in health-care facilities outside the United States. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and leadership qualities. Recommendations from department faculty and students are required.
Davidian Scholarship Fund
The Davidian Scholarship Fund is for female students enrolled in the HIIM program that are 30 years of age or older.
The Faculty Award is presented to students who have shown promise of leadership, scholarship, and potential contribution to their chosen profession. One award is given annually to students graduating from the programs in health information administration and health information systems.
Health Information Management Student Awards
The Health Information Management Student Awards are given by classmates to the graduating students who have shown promise of leadership, scholarship, and potential for contribution to their chosen profession.
Health Information Administration Scholarship
The Health Information Administration Scholarship is given to students enrolled in the department to provide financial aid assistance.
Margaret B. Jackson Scholarship Award
The Margaret B. Jackson Scholarship Award is presented by the department to a senior student on the basis of scholarship, promise of outstanding professional achievement, and financial need.
Smart Corporation Medical Records Endowed Scholarship
The Smart Corporation Scholarship Award is presented to a health information administration student on the basis of scholarship and financial need.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Kathleen Keen Zolber Scholarship
The Kathleen Keen Zolber Scholarship Award is given by the department to selected junior students in recognition of scholarship and promise of outstanding professional achievement.
Jennie S. Hudson Scholarship
The Jennie S. Hudson Scholarship is given to students enrolled in the department to provide assistance based off of academic performance and promise of professional achievement.
Martha Miller Scholarship Award
The Martha Miller Scholarship Award is given annually to a sophomore or junior student based on scholarship, demonstrated financial need, and promise of outstanding professional achievement.
Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship Endowment Fund is for students enrolled in the department to provide assistance in order to attend the school.
Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association Scholarship Award
The Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association Scholarship Award is given annually to a senior student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and promise of expertise in professional achievement.
Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Award
The Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Award, presented to selected junior students, is based on scholarship, promise of professional achievement, and demonstrated financial need.
Ruth Little Nelson Scholarship Award
The Ruth Little Nelson Scholarship Award is presented to selected junior students. Selection is based on scholarship; leadership; financial need; and such personal attributes as integrity, dependability, and initiative.
Winifred Van Pelt Schmitt Scholarship Endowment
The Winifred Van Pelt Schmitt Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships to nutrition and dietetics students who have demonstrated financial need, satisfactory progress toward a degree, and professional promise.
The Faculty Award is presented to a graduating student who has shown promise of outstanding professional achievement and whose performance is in harmony with the objectives of the University.
Hamid Javaherian Memorial Award
The Hamid Javaherian Award is given to a student in the second or third year of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program who exemplifies compassion, leadership, program innovation, and dedication to the community in the spirit of occupational justice.
Occupational Therapy Alumni Association Award
The Occupational Therapy Alumni Association Award recognizes outstanding scholastic and professional achievement in occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapy Endowment Scholarship Award
The Occupational Therapy Endowment Scholarship Award is given annually to students based on scholarship, financial need, and promise of professional achievement.
PA Faculty Award
The PA Faculty Award is presented to a physician assistant student who has shown promise of outstanding professional achievement and whose performance is in harmony with the objectives and goals of the University.
Spirit of LLU Physician Assistant Award
The Spirit of LLU Physician Assistant Award recognizes students who have dedicated themselves to their professional goal, persevering with good humor in the face of adversity; have shown compassion for and sensitivity to others; have a positive attitude; and have served as positive ambassadors for this program throughout their PA program training.
The Chair's Award
The Chair's Award is presented to a senior PA student in recognition of outstanding performance and professional deportment in both the didactic and clinical phases of the program. The recipient is an individual who has consistently demonstrated qualities that are in harmony with the goals of the department and the University.
Physician Assistant Alumni Award
Recipients of the Physician Assistant Alumni Award demonstrate the following criteria: sound judgment in resolving student issues, willingness to lead activities or study groups, mature and responsible behavior, good rapport with peers and faculty/staff, and recent involvement in community service.
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship for Excellence Award
The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship for Excellence Award is presented to the student who is recognized for outstanding performance in the allied health professions, who is achieving excellence in his/her academic program, and who has significant potential to assume future leadership roles in an allied health profession.
The Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is presented to the student whose overall performance exemplifies the following criteria: advancement of the physician assistant profession, entrepreneurship in invention or learning, noteworthy performance in research, outstanding community service, interest in mentoring patients, and contributions to the department and/or University.
Neidigh Physician Assistant Scholarship
The Neidigh Physician Assistant Scholarship is for students enrolled in the department program who are qualified in their first year and awarded in their second year, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate sound judgement, willingness to lead, mature and responsible behavior, rapport with colleagues and community service involvement.
The Faculty Award is presented to a senior who has shown promise of outstanding professional achievement and whose performance is in harmony with the objectives and goals of the University.
Jeanne Middleton Scholarship
The Jeanne Middleton Scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to students in their first year enrolled in the MPT or DPT program and is based on the financial need and professional potential.
Jonna Hughes Memorial Scholarship
The Jonna Hughes Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Billy Hughes to continue his mother's tradition of service. The scholarship benefits female physical therapy students who have risen above personal circumstances to fulfill a life in service to others.
Fred B. Moor Award
The Fred B. Moor Award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated exceptional clinical skills and knowledge in the care of physical therapy patients.
Matthew Lynn Schrader Memorial Scholarship
The Matthew Lynn Schrader Memorial Scholarship is for PTA studetns enrolled in the program who exhibit: a passion for helping people, connecting with their patients, and financial need.
Physical Therapy Alumni Association Achievement Award
The Physical Therapy Alumni Association Achievement Award recognizes outstanding scholastic attainment and active participation in physical therapy student activities and community involvement.
Physical Therapy Alumni Association Scholarship Award
The Physical Therapy Alumni Association Scholarship Award recognizes the student with the highest scholastic attainment in professional studies.
Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment
The Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment is to provide financial aid assistance that are enrolled in the department program.
Randall C. Isley Memorial Award
The Randall C. Isley Memorial Award recognizes a graduating PTA student who demonstrates scholarship, outstanding compassion, and inspiration in his/her pursuit of PTA as a second career.
Ron Hershey Student Endowment
The Ron Hershey Student Endowment provides scholarship funds for students who demonstrate financial need and who exemplify the Christian qualities of love, patience, caring, humility, and a striving for excellence.
Thomas G. Burke Memorial Scholarship Award
The Thomas G. Burke Memorial Scholarship Award recognizes the outstanding student dedicated to the pursuit of a second career.
The Faculty Award is given by the department in recognition of superior scholarship.
- Department of Allied Health Studies
- Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences
- Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Department of Health Informatics and Information Management
- Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Department of Physical Therapy
- Department of Physician Assistant Sciences
- Department of Radiation Technology
- Cardiac Electrophysiology — A.S.
- Clinical Laboratory Science — B.S.
- Coding Specialist — Certificate
- Communication Sciences and Disorders — B.S., M.S. (traditional and transitional)
- Cytotechnology — B.S.
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Certificate (Track 1), Certificate (Track 2, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography)
- Emergency Medical Care — B.S.
- Health Care Administration — B.S.
- Health Informatics — M.S.
- Health Information Administration — B.S., Certificate
- Health Professions Education — M.S., Certificate
- Medical Dosimetry — Certificate, B.S. in Physics Track; Certificate, Radiation Therapist Track; Comparison
- Medical Radiography — A.S.
- Nuclear Medicine Technology — B.S., Comparison
- Nutrition and Dietetics — B. S., B.S. and M.S., M.S. (prior B.S.), M.S. (DPD), M.S. (prior R.D.), Comparison
- Nutrition Care Management — M.S.
- Occupational Therapy — M.O.T., O.T.D.
- Orthotics and Prosthetics, entry level — M.S.O.P.
- Phlebotomy — Certificate
- Physical Therapist Assistant — A.S.
- Physical Therapy, entry level — D.P.T.
- Physical Therapy, Postprofessional — D.P.T. (45-unit track) and D.P.T. (66-unit track), D.Sc., Ph.D.
- Physician Assistant — M.P.A.
- Polysomnography — Certificate
- Radiation Sciences — B.S., M.S.R.S.
- Radiation Therapy Technology — B.S.
- Radiography Advanced Placement — School Certificate
- Radiologist Assistant — M.S.R.S.
- Rehabilitation Science — Ph.D.
- Respiratory Care — B.S., traditional; B.S., advanced practitioner; M.S.R.C.
- Speech-Language Pathology — S.L.P.D.
- Special Imaging CT and MRI — Certificate
- Special Imaging CT — Certificate, Comparison
- Special Imaging MRI — Certificate, Comparison