VCU School of Allied Health Professions

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VCU School of Allied Health Professions
Type Public university
Established 1995
Dean Cecil B. Drain
Students 1,110[1][2]
Location Richmond, Virginia, United States
Campus MCV Campus

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions is a school of health professions located in the United States city of Richmond. The school is a newer part of Virginia Commonwealth University and is located on VCU's MCV Campus. It is one of only 116 member institutions in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in the U.S.


The school was a branch of the MCV Campus that was created in 1995. Today, the school enrolls over 1,100 students.[1]

West Hospital, on the VCU MCV campus, home to the School of Allied Health Professions


  • Department of Clinical Lab Studies
  • Department of Gerontology
  • Department of Health Administration
  • Department of Nurse Anesthesia
  • Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Department of Patient Counseling

Department of Radiation Sciences

  • Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Virginia Center of Aging


The multiple departments in the school have been repeatedly ranked as some of the best in the nation by multiple sources. Most recently, US News and World Report has five of the departments ranked in the top twenty in their respective areas, with three of these being in the top ten.[3] These include:

  • Health Services Administration 3rd
  • Rehabilitation Counseling 4th
  • Nurse Anesthesia 4th
  • Occupational Therapy 15th
  • Physical Therapy 19th


  1. ^ a b "2010-2011 VCU Fact Card" (PDF). January 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Carnegie Classifications | Institution Profile
  3. ^ "Rankings and recognition". 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-30.