Profession Description & Certification Information

Each of the areas in which CAAHEP accredits programs represents a unique health sciences discipline. The CAAHEP accreditation system currently includes 26 health sciences professions.

CAAHEP has provided an occupational and employment description for each of the 26 health sciences professions currently in the CAAHEP system of accreditation. At the end of each description you will find contact information for certifying bodies (where applicable) and professional organizations.

To access these profession descriptions and contact information for certification and careers, please click on the appropriate profession from the list provided.

Advanced Cardiac Sonography

Anesthesia Technology

Anesthesiologist Assistant

Cardiovascular Technology

Clinical Research Profession


Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring


Lactation Consultant

Medical Assisting

Medical Illustration

Medical Scribe Specialist

Neurodiagnostic Technology

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician



Personal Fitness Training

Polysomnographic Technology

Recreational Therapy

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine

Surgical Assisting

Surgical Technology