Allied Health

Welcome to the Dr. Lakireddy School of Health Sciences/ Allied Health Area at Merced College.  Explore the Programs offered and view the requirements to apply to any of our programs.

Areas of Study

Students must adhere to clearance requirements in order to be accepted into, and continue enrollment in, Allied Health Programs' clinical courses. Requirements include: background checks, drug screenings, vaccinations and boosters (for example, COVID-19).  Merced College Allied Health Programs do not accept religious nor medical exemptions.  For specific requirements, select your program’s homepage for the application handbook.


Allied Health, AHC
Merced Main Campus


Dr. Valerie Albano
Dean of Allied Health, Child Development and Public Safety
(Contact the Area Adminstrative Coordinator or Program Assistant)

 Norma DeLaTorre
Area Administrative Coordinator

Morgan Hutchens
Program Assistant

Faculty Contact Information

See Faculty & Staff page for listing.


Allied Health Counselors are located in the Counseling and Guidance Area (Lesher Student Services Building - 2nd Floor).  Contact (209) 381-6478 or email to make an appointment.