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Allied Health Department

 Allied Health Department

The Allied Health Department at Davenport University prepares individuals to meet the increasing demands of the healthcare industry by combining all three of the university's core strengths: health, technology, and business. Students learn from industry experts in the three Allied Health disciplines: Health Services Administration, Medical Case Management, and Medical Assisting.

All of these programs require a practicum.

For more information on each of these programs , please click on the specific program link.

For more information please refer to the Davenport University Undergraduate Catalog and the College of Health Professions Handbook.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy:

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions (the "COHP") are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening (collectively, the "Testing") at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing (the "Results"), which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.

All College of Health Professions students will be asked to complete a criminal background check and drug screening (CBC/DS) at the time a major in a health program is declared. This process should be completed in the first semester of attendance and is included in the course HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers and in HLTH101S Introduction to Health Careers Seminar. Criminal background checks and drug testing completed elsewhere are not acceptable.

Prospective students that have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors will not be able to participate as a student at most practicum sites, will not be able to complete most certification and licensing exams, and will find that gainful employment in most health care settings will not be possible.

Please contact the faculty and staff listed below with any questions or concerns.   We welcome your feedback and input into our programs!

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair and Interim Associate Dean Health Information Management/Allied Health - Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Campus Associate Department Chair/Program Director: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS

Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Jeanne Freeman PhD, RHIA


Associate Department Chair : Marybeth Pieri-Smith, MBA, RHIA, CCSP, CPC, CMA 

Faculty: Yvette Pawlowski, M.ed, RHIA, CHDS

Lansing/Great Bay Lakes Region

Associate Department Chair: Rebecca Ventura, RN, MSN, RMA


Campus Associate Department Chair: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS


Associate Dean: Kelly McCarron, Ed.D,OTR/L

Teaching and Learning Coordinators:

Carly Davidson

Dawn Strauss-Berta

 For Practicum Manager Information, click here!