Congratulations on your admission and welcome to the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS). Whether this is the beginning of your education in a health profession, or a new step in your established career, the path to your success starts here. 

To assure that you transition smoothly to your new program, we have developed this webpage to help you prepare for your orientation to your program and your first day of class. If you have any questions regarding the requirements or information on this site, please contact one of our support staff by phone at 205.975.4CDS or by email at

All CDS students are required to attend the CDS Orientation session, as well as your program’s orientation. The scheduled orientation sessions can be found at the following link: Orientation Schedule.

In addition, we ask that you take time to complete the important tasks specified on the Orientation Checklist before August 15, 2014. Using Internet Explorer, click on the link below and save the PDF to your device. The PDF can be found at the following link: Orientation Checklist. It is fillable for your convenience, but if you prefer you may print the document and fill in by hand.

Program handbooks are available at the following link : Program Handbooks

Again, congratulations on your admission. We look forward to seeing you this fall.