Working in an allied health job is to assist the various licensed professionals within the health care industry. This includes assisting dentists, medical doctors, licensed nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, optometrists and radiologists. They provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, or support services (including medical insurance billing & coding) in connection with health care. SEE OUR PROGRAMS HERE.
Petra Allied Health, Inc. operates in Arkansas and is licensed by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
Since 1992, Petra has grown to be a leader in Allied Health education in Arkansas. There are hundreds of medical and dental facilities that have hired our graduates and recognize Petra as a reliable educational provider. Our graduates are prepared to sit for various national certification exams, and for some programs, even State credential exams (e.g. Arkansas’ Certified Nursing Assistant, Limited Licensed Radiologic Technologist, and Registered Dental Assistant).
Petra produces the best Dental Assistants in our area. Steven Kimbrough, DDS (Springdale)
What is Different about Petra vs. Competitors?
- Oldest locally owned Allied Health School in the NWA / Ft. Smith areas
- Lowest tuition by far
- No unnecessary training or costs
Providing quality and affordable education has always been Petra’s mission. Our key to keeping our programs affordable is to provide the training needed for certification for an entry level position, but not expanding further than that, which would extend the time and costs needed from the student. Our students really want to get to work in their chosen field, and our programs help them do that.
When looking for a school to attend, I was lost. I had so many options. I decided to call and talk to each school to see what each one had to offer. When I called Petra, I got to personally speak with the owner. He took his time and explained every detail about the school and answered every question I had. I’m now going on my 3rd week in the Medical Assistant program and I am 110% sure I made the right decision choosing Petra! Madison
Our Springdale Campus hosts our headquarters.
Our Fort Smith Campus is our satellite school.
In 1992 Petra was founded in Springdale, Arkansas as Petra CNAs, by James & Renee Anderson. Initially, Petra focused on training nursing assistants, regulated by the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care.
Then in 1994 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Petra opened the first satellite school.
Two years later, in 1996, Petra became incorporated under the new name, Petra Allied Health, Inc.
By 1997, Petra began to offer some of the most in-demand Allied Health classes around, such as phlebotomy, dental assistant and medical insurance billing & coding.
In 1999, Petra opened a satellite school in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Still today, Petra offers the most popular and in-demand educational programs. SEE OUR PROGRAMS
James & Renee Anderson have helped found Petra Medical College, Inc. which will begin offering completely online allied health programs by 2023.