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Welcome to the School of

Allied Health Sciences

The School of Allied Health Sciences at Boise State University is dedicated to Lifelong Educational Excellence. Our mission is to leverage unique health related disciplines using a collaborative and resourceful approach to deliver high quality education and scholarship that advances lifelong health.

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Allied Health Sciences Student Feature

Kade Wagers is a Masters of Kinesiology student at Boise State University who will graduate in May of 2022. Currently, he is doing ankle/knee extensor research at the Center for Orthopedics and Biomechanics Research (COBR) laboratory. He is also doing an internship with St. Luke’s Health Systems in the athletic training department and is a graduate assistant working with the College of Health Sciences to create medical research collaborations with St. Luke’s. After graduating with his Masters, Kade will be attending medical school with an interest in orthopedic surgery. During his free time Kade volunteers at local health clinics, is a leader for the boy scouts, and also loves to spend time outdoors doing activities such as skiing, backpacking and mountain biking. He has enjoyed his experience at Boise State due to “the many research and educational opportunities available at the university as well as the great community that has access to outdoor activities right in the school’s backyard.”

Interested in Pre-Med, Pre-PT, Pre-OT or Pre-PA?

Interprofessional Education Simulation Activity - Athletic Traumatic Injury Emergency, athletic training, radiologic sciences and respiratory care students gathered for a simulation activity where students practiced how to triage, evaluate and treat athletic injuries beginning on the field and ending in an emergency room, Allison Corona photo

Boise State University offers many degree programs that can prepare students for graduate and professional degree programs in Health Sciences. In the School of Allied Health Sciences, among the best options for Medical School, Physical Therapy (PT) School, Occupational Therapy (OT) School and the like are Bachelor’s degree programs in Kinesiology (which is the most popular degree among students admitted to PT and OT Schools) and Radiologic Sciences (which has a strong reputation for preparing students for Physician Assistant School). For more information about options for Pre-Med, Pre-PT, Pre-OT, Pre-Pa, and other pathways, please contact Bob Wood, School Director at

To view a listing of which undergraduate degree programs in our school are best for which field of study,

Check out our Career/Degree Matrix

Eichmeyer inspires Allied Health Sciences Award for Exceptional Vision and Leadership

Winning an award for exceptional vision and leadership is a great accomplishment, but it isn’t very often that an individual inspires the creation of a new award. Such is the case for Jen Eichmeyer, program director for the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program and the recipient of the first School of Allied Health Sciences Award for Exceptional Vision and Leadership.

Read More About Eichmeyer and the Award
Explore Our Department Sites


Housed in the College of Health Sciences, our School is home to three departments: Kinesiology, Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care. We also have a standalone MS program in Genetic Counseling.

Whether you know where you’re headed, or need help figuring out your best degree pathway, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment with our director Dr. Bob Wood to explore your options.

Collaborative Partner


We collaborate with these Centers to ensure that our students are able to access the resources and connections they need to fulfill their academic and career goals.

Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research

Visit COBR site

Center for Physical Activity and Sport

Visit CPAS site

Center for the Study of Aging

Visit CAS site

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The School is Housed Under the

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences strives to provide high quality, affordable, relevant education to its students and the campus community through health-related initiatives and resources. The college believes that students can learn more from each other through interprofessional education learning opportunities to advance life-long health in global communities. Below is the list of schools, resources, and initiatives housed in the College of Health Sciences.

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