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MUSC College of Health Professions

College of Health Professions, Founded 1966

In 1966 the School of Allied Health Sciences, now the College of Health Professions, was formally organized from the Division of Technical Training, a separate branch of the Medical College, to prepare allied health professionals for careers in the growing health care industry. In 1968 the new school awarded its first bachelor of science degrees to one cytotechnology and four medical technology candidates. Established around the fields of medical technology, radiologic technology, cytotechnology, inhalation therapy and a nurse anesthetist program the program expanded to offer over twenty different training options in the paramedical field. In 1984 lower division certificate and associate degree programs were transferred administratively to Trident Technical College (with the College of Health Profession functioning as the primary clinical affiliate). In 1986 the name was changed to the College of Health Related Professions, and in 1993 the name changed again to the College of Health Professions.


Directors, Coordinators, Deans and Dates of Service
1967 - 1968 George Frederick Stevenson, MD, Acting Director
1968 - 1969 Mildred S. Cash, Coordinator
1969 - 1972 William Nelson Adams-Smith, MD, DPhil, Dean
1972 - 1990 Benjamin F. Lawson, DDS, Dean
1990 - 1991 Valerie T. West, EdD, Interim Dean
1991 - 1997 John P. Johnson, PhD, Dean
1997 - 1999 Valerie T. West, EdD, Interim Dean
1999 - 2006 Danielle N. Ripich, PhD, Dean
2006 - 2007 Becki A. Trickey, PhD, Interim Dean
2007 - 2010 Mark S. Sothmann, PhD, FACSM, FASAHP, Dean
2010 - 2011 Lisa K. Saladin, PT, PhD, Interim Dean
2011 - Lisa K. Saladin, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FASAHP, Dean