Degree Name

MSAH (Master of Science in Allied Health)


Allied Health

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Dr. Susan Epps

Committee Members

Dr. Ester Verhovsek Hughes, Dr. Tabitha Fair


The growing number of candidates for allied health programs and the continued quest for identification of ideal candidates increases the pressure for allied health programs to continually improve their selection process. Despite past and recent research and the significant amount of literature on admission criteria for selective allied health programs, there is limited research on faculty perceptions of the interview as part of the admission criteria.

For this study, interviews were conducted with fifteen allied health faculty members who teach in a program with selective admissions. The interviews consisted of seven open-ended questions and were audio-recorded, then transcribed through The transcriptions were analyzed for common themes.

The participants agreed that an interview is an important component of the selective admissions criteria particularly for assessing the candidate’s ability to communicate and interact with others.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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