What We Do - Undergraduate


Allied Health Academy works with students from all majors at California State University, Fullerton to help you study, explore, connect, prepare, and get ready for graduate programs and careers in allied health.



Undergraduate Mentorship

Navigate through your college, graduate school, and career journey with guidance from faculty and student mentors.

Program Details

How do you navigate higher education and a graduate-level career when you're the first in your family to do so? You're not alone! We connect you to our faculty mentors and a cohort of like-minded peers. Get advice on how to balance school, family, and work commitments with cultural expectations.


  • Learn from others' experiences
  • Get inspired by role models
  • Meet others with similar interests


Exclusively for Allied Health Academy members at CSUF.


Gain hands on experience in allied health through research and professional internships with stipends.

Program Details
Get experience in allied health! Each competitive internship is 120 hours during one semester.

Internship experiences will vary based on students’ interests and internship availability. For example, interns may be out in the field assisting with outreach and education for a community-based organization. Or interns may assist with on-campus research under a faculty member to gain skills in data analysis (qualitative, quantitative, or spatial), writing sections of a manuscript, or translating materials for an intervention. All internships will align with the Allied Health Academy’s priority fields of rehabilitation therapy, mental health, and public health. Interns will meet throughout the semester.


  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Work Plan
  • Monthly status report
  • Blogs
  • Final reflection
  • Poster presentation or video
  • E-Portfolio
  • Internship evaluation

These deliverables are in addition to the work tasks to be compelted during the internship.

$1000 stipend per semester

Exclusively for Allied Health Academy members at CSUF.

You must submit an application for the internship. Email Erin Manalo at   emanalo@fullerton.edu   to learn more.

Career Exploration Events

The Allied Health Academy hosts field trips and panels to expose students to allied health careers.

Program Details
Activities, such as field trips, guest speakers, professional panels, or graduate student panels, take place monthly.


  • Allied health careers
  • Rehabilitation therapy careers
  • Public health careers
  • Mental health careers


  • Learn about careers
  • Get inspired by role models
  • Meet others with similar interests

All Allied Health Academy members and guests may attend career exploration events.

Allied Health Advising

Get allied health advising to help you prepare for graduate school prerequisites.

Program Details
Each Allied Health Academy member must create an academic plan.

Meet with our academic advisor at least once a semester to stay on track with prerequisites for graduate school.


  • Know what courses to take and when to take them
  • Gain access to additional academic support when needed

All Allied Health Academy members and guests may receiving advising.

Allied Health Careers Course

HESC 202 (formerly KNES 201) Introduction to the Health Professions, a 1-unit hybrid course, is designed to expose students to allied health and prepare academically for their desired career path. HESC 202 will be offered every semester, starting Fall 2016.

Program Details
Through HESC 202, students will learn why changing demographics require a new health workforce, explore a variety of health careers, navigate educational and professional requirements, and gain additional sources for academic and careers success.

Register for HESC 202:

  • Learn about different career paths in health
  • Create your own 4-year academic plan
  • Get admissions guidance from grad school reps
  • Find out what jobs are like through activities and guest speakers
  • Know why changing demographics demand workers like you

Open to any CSUF undergraduate student.

Graduate School Readiness

Find out what it takes to be a competitive applicant for graduate school through workshops and application assistance.

Program Details
Each Allied Health Academy student must complete the graduate school readiness workshop series before graduating. Each workshop is offered at least once during the academic year. The GRE Prep Course is offered through   CSUF University Extended Education.Opens in new window


  • Researching graduate programs
  • GRE prep
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resumes and how to fill them
  • Financial aid


  • Learn about the different application components for graduate programs
  • Improve your application
  • Get free GRE prep course ($)

For workshops, preference given to Allied Health Academy members, but, if space permits, can be attended by any CSUF undergraduate student. Funding is only available for Allied Health Academy members. Additional applications are required for the GRE prep course.

Graduate Pre-Matriculation Program

CSUF students admitted to our linkage programs can participate in a 4-week summer bridge program to prepare for graduate school.

Program Details
Make your transition into graduate school a smoother one!

Pre-Matriculation Programs to linkage partner schools were launched in Summer 2017 and will be offered again in Summer 2018.


  • Graduate-level writing
  • Finding and understanding journal articles
  • Resources for thriving as a graduate student


  • Stipend ($)
  • Study skills
  • Meet new people (other new graduate students, current students, faculty members)

In addition to being eligible for the Allied Health Academy, students must be accepted into a linkage partner program.

To join the pre-matriculation program, you must submit an application. Check back for updates on the application.