The College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) of the Uniformed Services University (USU) was Chartered by Health Affairs in October of 2016 after receiving approval from the USU Board of Regents. Authorization for undergraduate study was authorized by Congress in December of 2016.
The CAHS exists to serve the ever-increasing education and training requirements that are prerequisite to professional practice within the Military Health System (MHS) of the Department of Defense (DoD). An added benefit of meeting these requirements is that these competencies and credentials translate directly to the civilian sector.
The mission of the USU-CAHS is to educate and train competent personnel qualified to serve the needs of the uniformed services of the United States by providing quality education and training programs.
The CAHS will place a high priority on the special training needs of military medical personnel in contingency, combat, tropical and deployment healthcare, as well as peacetime healthcare.
The CAHS will fulfill the mission established by the Department of Defense and will meet the standards established by the relevant programmatic accreditation bodies for accreditation of respective educational programs for all degree programs as required and requested by the Services.
Train for the Mission, Educate for a Lifetime of Service!
The CAHS is composed of two schools:
The School of Undergraduate Studies administers two undergraduate degree programs. These are the Associate of Science in Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. These degree plans are designed to accommodate a variety of health science specialties and are composed primarily of coursework required of professionally accredited disciplines of study that are mandated for credentialed practice within the MHS. These degree plans are fully transferrable to a variety of graduate-level programs that also support the Military Health System and the civilian sector, which will better serve the member and the Nation on duty and long after service.
The School of Graduate Studies administers a Master of Science degree program. This degree plan is designed to accommodate a variety of health science specialties and are composed primarily of coursework required of advanced professionally accredited disciplines of study that are mandated for credentialed and operational practice within the MHS. The entire Officer medical career field has an opportunity to partner with an academic institution with the same mission as the MHS to well capture areas of practice and service that have historically been a challenge to document within a civilian degree plan and transcript.