Hi: I am glad that I found this discussion board. I have found it to be very informative and helpful. There is a lot of great information and very helpful people on here. I am glad there is a board like this. I have recently been searching for some distance learning programs for Allied Health professions. I am looking for a career change, as I am currently in law enforcement. The medical field has always interested me. One of the problems is I live in a rural area and I there are no schools, colleges, or universities close enough to me. I do not have a prior college degree, which is a problem a few of the colleges and universities I have looked at. These are some of the things I have looked into as professions: Athletic Trainer, Cardiovascular Technologist, Clinical laboratory science/medical technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Dietetics, Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, Occupational therapy, Radiologic technology, Respiratory therapy, and Surgical technologist. I have found a few distance learning program in my searches. One is Southeast Community College, http://www.southeast.edu. SCC does offer distance learning in the following: Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology. I have emailed SCC and I am awaiting more information from them to find out specific details. Another is Independence University; also know as California College for Health Science, http://cchs.edu. Independence University does offer the following distance learning program: Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy I have emailed them as well and I am awaiting more information. I have found the clinical portion of the program being done in a local area might be a problem. They say it can be done, but I am not sure about this. One of my concerns is the student finding the clinical location versus the college or university assisting the student. I was just wondering if anyone on here as any advice and information about some distance learning programs in the Allied Health professions. All comments and information is greatly appreciated Thank you in advance!