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Allied Health Department

 Allied Health Department

The Allied Health Department at Davenport University prepares individuals to meet the increasing demands of the health care industry by combining all three of the university's core strengths: health, technology, and business. Students learn from industry experts in the three Allied Health disciplines: Health Services Administration, Medical Case Management, and Medical Assisting.

All of these programs require a practicum.

For more information on each of these programs , please click on the specific program link.

For more information please refer to the Davenport University Undergraduate Catalog and the College of Health Professions Handbook.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy:

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions (the "COHP") are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening (collectively, the "Testing") at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing (the "Results"), which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.

All College of Health Professions students will be asked to complete a criminal background check and drug screening (CBC/DS) at the time a major in a health program is declared. This process should be completed in the first semester of attendance and is included in the course HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers and in HLTH101S Introduction to Health Careers Seminar. Criminal background checks and drug testing completed elsewhere are not acceptable.

Prospective students that have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors will not be able to participate as a student at most practicum sites, will not be able to complete most certification and licensing exams, and will find that gainful employment in most health care settings will not be possible.

Please contact the faculty and staff listed below with any questions or concerns.   We welcome your feedback and input into our programs!

Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean: Linda Spang, JD, EMT-P

Department Chair:  Yvonne Alles, DHA

Program Director: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS

Department Chair/Program Director

Masters in Occupational Therapy- Program begins:TBA

Dr. Christy Nelson, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA

Flint

Associate Chair Flint: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS

Lettinga

Associate Chair Lettinga: Suzanne Garman, RN, MA

Lansing

Associate Chair Lansing: Marybeth Pieri-Smith, MBA, RHIA, CCSP, CPC, CMA

Livonia

Associate Chair Livonia: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS

Warren

Associate Chair Warren: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS

Online

Associate Chair Online: TBA

For Practicum Manager Information, click here!