Message from our Dean

If you have considered an Allied Health career or considered returning to advance your current one, 2018 will be a great year to begin your student experience at Loma Linda University. We at Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions are committed to provide you a quality professional education and foster your personal and spiritual development while you are attending LLU.  We encourage all of our students to learn not only in the classroom but through mission and service both locally and globally.

Our Allied Health programs attract students from many diverse and cultural backgrounds from over forty countries around the world, and from all over the United States. Our students are challenged through their healthcare related academics and clinical experiences where they develop their skills and become caring and compassionate healthcare professionals. 

We invite you to explore our academic offerings on our website and then we invite you to come tour our campus and meet with an advisor to answer your questions.  We also offer an Annual University wide Open House in January where you can explore our campus and programs and meet and talk to our faculty.

We hope you will consider us at the School of Allied Health Professions to help you achieve your academic goals.

With Regards,

Dr. Craig Jackson


More about Dean Jackson

Dr. Jackson has been the Dean of the Allied Health Professions School at Loma Linda University since 2002.  Prior to his appointment as dean, Dr. Jackson was an associate professor and one of three founding faculty of the MSW program in the Department of Social Work (now the Department of Social work and Social Ecology) in the Graduate School (now the School of Behavioral Health).  He worked as a pediatric social worker, program director of Family Recovery Center, a chemical dependence treatment clinic, and later became assistant director and Director of Social Work at the Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. 
During his tenure as dean, Dr. Jackson has traveled extensively throughout the world on behalf of Loma Linda University and the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists consulting with various colleges and universities in the development of allied health related programs. 

He has been instrumental in helping establish new and needed Allied Health programs including a one-of-a-kind Rehabilitation Technician Program in Haiti in the wake of their devastating earthquake and he was instrumental in establishing respiratory care education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  He is also involved in health and mental health education in the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovakia and other countries. 

He has overseen the establishment of many new cutting edge Allied Health Professions related programs at the School of Allied Health Professions and has been involved with the development of the new San Manuel Gateway College that opened in 2016, in nearby San Bernardino, California. 

Dr Jackson is an active member of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, an organization for administrators, educators, and others who were concerned with critical issues affecting allied health education.