Health Profession Links

In addition to the resources below, visit the Professional & Career Development Services web site.

Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA):  http://www.nata.org



American Dental Association (ADA): http://www.ada.org

American Dental Education Association (ADEA):  http://www.adea.org

Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) *Sponsored by the (ADEA):  http://aadsas.adea.org  

Iowa Dental Association (IDA):  http://www.iowadental.org/home


Health Care Administration

Health Management Careers: whttp://www.healthmanagementcareers.org

Healthcare Executive Credentialing:  http://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/criteria.cfm 

American College of Healthcare Executive:  http://www.ache.org

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education:  http://www.cahiim.org

National Council for Therapeutics Recreation Certification (NCTRC):  http://nctrc.org

Career as a Healthcare Executive: http://www.ache.org/carsvcs/ycareer.cfm

Guide to Healthcare Administration:  http://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/health-medical/healthcare-administration-major.htm



American Medical Association (AMA):  http://www.ama-assn.org

National Medical Association (NMA):  http://www.nmanet.org

Medical College Admission Test:  http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine Network:  http://www.pandamedicine.com


Occupational Therapy

Iowa Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA): http://www.iowaot.org

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA): http://www.aota.org



American Academy of Optometry (AAO):  http://www.aaopt.org

American Optometric Association (AOA):  http://www.aoa.org

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO):  http://www.opted.org

Iowa Optometric Association (IOA):  http://www.iowaoptometry.org 

National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO):  http://www.optometry.org

National Optometric Association (NOA):  http://www.natoptassoc.org


Osteopathic Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):  http://www.aacom.org

American Osteopathic Association (AOA):  http://www.osteopathic.org



American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP):  http://www.aacp.org/

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP):  http://www.accp.com/



American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT):  http://www.aaptnet.org/home

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA):  http://www.apta.org

Iowa Physical Therapy Association & Foundation (IPTA):  http://www.iowaapta.org


Physician Assistants

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant:  http://www.arc-pa.org

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): http://www.aapa.org

Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (AFPPA):  http://www.afppa.org

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) *Affiliated with PAEA:  http://portal.caspaonline.org 

Physicians Assistant Education Association (PAEA):  http://www.paeaonline.org



American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA):  http://www.apma.org


Other Resources

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):  http://ww.acsm.org/certification/

American Council on Exercise (ACE): http://www.AceFitness.org

Certification of Health Education Specialist (CHES):  http://hhd.fullerton.edu/hesc/ches.htm

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs:  http://www.caahep.org

Experiential Learning International:  http://www.eliabroad.org

Health Coaching - Intrinsic Coaching  http://www.intrinsiccoaching.com

Medical Billing and Coding Information:  www.MedicalBillingandCodingonline.com

Mercy College - EMT Certificate:  http://www.mchs.edu/emt


Programs of Study

UC Berkeley, Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions Program:  http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/profseq/health.html

UC Davis, Biotechnology Program:  http://www.biotech.ucdavis.edu

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs - AAMC:  http://services.aamc.org/postbac/index.cfm

Postbaccalaureate Programs:  http://as-cascade.syr.edu/students/undergraduate/advising_academic_support/pre_health/_supporting_pages/resource_pb.html


Career Links

Explore Health Careers:  http://www.explorehealthcareers.org

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Science Education Programs:  http://www.orau.org/ornl

Abbott United States:  http://www.abbott.us/



Iowa Department of Public Health:  http://www.idph.state.ia.us/internship/opportunities.asp

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