Western Kentucky University

Department of Allied Health

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Welcome to the Department of Allied Health

Our mission is to provide a quality educational experience,

instill professionalism, encourage life long learning,

and assist students in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen field.


Allied Health encompasses professional, technical, and supportive workers in patient care, public health, and health research. Allied Health professions include a wide distribution of personnel with various levels of health education and training, which enables them to function as a members of the health care team.

Our department is composed of five health related programs.  Use the Academic Programs menu above to access information on each field of study.


2013 Departmental Student Awards

Health Information Management

Outstanding Scholar Award:

Jody Hester

Health Information Management

Leadership Award:

Amy Curtis

Outstanding Health Sciences Student Award:

Jessica Boyd

Kentucky Dental Hygienist's Association Award:

Ashton Pyles

William E. Neel Outstanding Scholarship Award:

Ashley Burden, Brooke Yokley,

Allison Riedling, and Sara Jeffers

South Central Kentucky

Dental Hygienist's Society Award:

Sara Jeffers


Hoskins Congeniality Award:

Brooke Yokley

Lisa Meacham Cates Award:

Brittany Hendricks

Golden Scaler Award:

Hillary Curd

Proctor and Gamble Preventative Award:

Jayde Johnson

Achievement in Community Dentistry

& Dental Public Health:

Allison Riedling

Colgate Star Award:

Ashton Pyles

Mobile Dental Health Unit Excellence Award:

Brooke Yokley



Contact Us

Western Kentucky University
Department of Allied Health
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, Ky 42101
Academic Complex
Room 235
Office:  270.745.2427
Email:  allied.health@wku.edu
Summer Office Hours (through August 9, 2013)
Mon-Th 7:30am - 4:00pm
Fri 7:30am-12:30pm
Fall and Spring Semester Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
 Last Modified 7/23/13