UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Allied Health Professions

Many students at UCSB are working to prepare to be allied health professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, or physician assistants. Many of these programs require that specific courses be completed before matriculation. Most of these courses are offered at UCSB. If the specific course is not part of the general UCSB curriculum, this campus has a general agreement with the Santa Barbara Community College allowing students to complete appropriate courses at SBCC while attending UCSB. In addition to course requirements, most of these fields also require that students obtain significant work or volunteer experience before entering professional school. The Santa Barbara community offers students many opportunities to gain that experience, often while gaining academic credit. For further information, visit http://www.duels.ucsb.edu/health.