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What to make your community healthier

We are in transition!

Through the success of the first three years of the Allied Health Academy, CSU Fullerton has been awarded with another five-year grant! The new grant extends our focus to not only get students into graduate programs, but to support them during graduate school as well. Check out our Resources page for a list of other helpful resources.

Want to improve health in your Orange County community?

We can help you do that! The Allied Health Academy is supports students toward an allied health career. We provide services and resources at each step, through high school, community college, undergraduate, and graduate school!

The North Orange County Allied and other Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) aims to increase the pipeline of underrepresented Latinos, Pacific Islanders (including Native Hawaiian, Samoan and Chamorro) and Southeast Asians (particularly Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong and Lao), and other underserved, first generation college students into the professions of communicative disorders, counseling, occupational therapy, public health (including environmental health specialists, epidemiologists, health educators, and gerontologists), physical therapy, and social work. This multifaceted effort is specifically designed to increase retention and graduation of these diverse underserved students across the educational continuum, from high school and community college into four year college and graduate allied and other health profession programs.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D18HP29033 Health Careers Opportunity Program for $1,765,528 (0% financed by nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Ever heard of allied health?

Allied health careers help the community!

Allied health includes a variety of jobs, including rehabilitation therapy, mental health, and public health.

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Allied health careers pay well!

Average hourly wages range from $22-$45/hour.

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Source: BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (2014-2015), California Employment Development Department Occupation Profile.

Allied health careers are needed in Orange County!

Allied health jobs are in demand and growing.

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Note: The growth rate for epidemiologists was not available for Orange County, so the national rate is used instead.

Source: BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (2014-2015), California Employment Development Department Occupation Profile.

Student Highlights

Allied Health Academy has supported these students towards an allied health career. Read more about their journeys below!


Read more about our student journeys


High School Students

Farah, Former Magnolia High School AHA Member

Farah Tauaivale

AHA has given me the opportunity to explore different occupations in the health field and given me the chance to meet amazingly wonderful people and mentors.”

Read more about High School students...

Community College Students

Eunice, Senior, CSUF B.A. Sociology, Former Cypress College Member, Summer Bridge Participant & Current CSUF Member

Farah Tauaivale

I have been reassured of my career path and now am taking the steps that are necessary in order to attend graduate school. I know I will be able to accomplish great things!”

Read more about Community College students...

Undergraduate Students

Josie, Alumni, CSUF B.S. Health Science, Former Intern & Current AHA Mentor

Farah Tauaivale

“AHA creates opportunities for peers to connect, educates students about self-care and prepares students for graduate school. It has been my support system for the past year and has helped me earned my highest GPA of my entire college career.”

Read more about Undergrad students...


Graduate Students

Mark, 1st year MSW student at University of Michigan, CSUF B.A. Psychology 2017, Former AHA Mentor

Farah Tauaivale

“AHA prepared me to stand in solidarity with groups that are of different backgrounds, identities, culture, and status. Through AHA, I have gained tools to support myself and others for a healthier and loving society.”

Read more about grad students...






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