Certificates, Programs & Degrees

The School of Allied Health offers a variety of programs for students to choose from.  All of our programs are designed to give the student the best learning experience possible.  Our graduates can leave with confidence knowing that they have gained the knowledge necessary to be successful in the Allied Health career they have chosen. 

Before entering Allied Health programs such as Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Certified Occupational Therapy students are required to take a course in Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with a grade C or higher.  It is highly recommended for high school students, who are interested in an Allied Health field, to take these courses in high school.  If a student does not take these courses in high school, they will be required to take them at the college level.

   Click the program name below to view more information about that program.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)                                Requires several admission  
- General DMS 2-Year AAS Degree                                      requirements & a completed
- Cardiovascular DMS 2-Year AAS Degree                          DMS Application (Application
- Bachelor's Degree in DMS                                                  deadline is April 1 of each year.)
Health Care Administration                                                                                         Requires no application.
- Health Care Administration 4-Year BS Degree
- Applied Health Care Administraion BTS Degree
  (2 + 2 program)
Pharmacy Technician Certificate                                            One-year certificate program. 
                                                                                                Requires several admission
                                                                                                requirements & a completed
                                                                                                PHT Application (Application
                                                                                                deadline is August 15 of each year.)
Radiologic Technician (RAD)                                               Requires several admission
- RAD 2-Year AAS Degree                                                   requirements & completed
- Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree              RAD Application (Application 
  (2+2 program)                                                                      deadline is April 1 of each year.)
Respiratory Care Therapy (RCP)                                          Requires several admission
- RCP 2-Year AAS Degree                                                   requirements & completed
- Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree             RCP Application (Application
  (2+2 program)                                                                     deadline is April 1 of each year.)
Office Technology (OT)                                                        Requires no application.
- Administrative Office Assistant 2-Year AAB Degree
- Legal Office Assistant 2-Year AAB Degree
- Medical Office Assistant 2-Year AAB Degree
   - Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree (2+2 program)
- Word Processing Certificate
- Medical Transcriptionist Certificate
 
 Programs Offered In Partnership                                        Requires completed COTA Packet. 
With Other Institutions:                                                      (Contact Admissions or Vicki Crabtree
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)           vickiec@rio.edu for more information.)
- Partnership with Shawnee State University
- 2-Year AAS Degree