Scott Collins | School of Allied Health | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts


Scott Collins

Thank you for expressing an interest in one of the programs within the School of Allied Health.  The School offers undergraduate programs in Dental HygieneHealth Care ManagementMortuary Science and Funeral ServicePhysical Therapist Assistant, and Radiologic Sciences.  A Master of Science Degree in Medical DosimetryMaster of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Health Informatics are also offered.  Occupations in these fields are listed for growth (18%-45%) through 2022, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

In addition to the traditional classroom delivery method, our school is very active in offering courses via distance education.  All the program core courses in Health Care Management, Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, the Management/Education Specialization within Radiologic Sciences, and Medical Dosimetry are offered through various distance education formats.  Health Care Management also offers its program on several military bases across the country.  This allows individuals from almost any location to participate in our programs. 

Graduates have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the education they received from programs within the School of Allied Health.  These same individuals have experienced excellent pass rates on their national exams along with many employment opportunities. 

Enrollment in many of our programs is limited to a set number of students due to internship/clinical work requirements.  Therefore, it is very important for you to contact our school early to ensure all application deadlines are met.  Feel free to call us at 618-453-7211 or stop by the School of Allied Health’s office located in Room C0018 within the College of Applied Sciences and Arts building to speak with an academic advisor or program representative. 

I wish you the very best as you pursue higher education.


Scott Collins, Ph.D., RT(R)(T), CMD
Professor and Director
School of Allied Health