Programs

PhD Health Sciences

Associate Professor and SMAHRT lab director, Priya Nambisan (left), with PhD Health Sciences student Lien Nguyen.This exciting program is designed to meet the critical need for doctoral-prepared faculty and researchers. You’ll work closely with our research faculty in your selected area of concentration and also complete cross-disciplinary and core courses that emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective in health-related education and research. Learn more

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Associate Professor, Brooke Slavens, teaches a class on muscle activity assessment to investigate the biomechanics of manual wheelchair mobility. Here she instructs a student on the placement of reflective markers that will be used during motion capture.The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is a post-professional degree. With an OTD, you are better prepared to address the challenges of today’s complex and ever-changing health care and education settings. Beyond an entry-level master’s degree, OTD students complete additional preparation in leadership, advocacy, theory and research, and an additional mentored advanced doctoral experience. Learn more

MS Occupational Therapy

Associate Professor, Brooke Slavens, teaches a class on muscle activity assessment to investigate the biomechanics of manual wheelchair mobility. Here she instructs a student on the placement of reflective markers that will be used during motion capture.Occupational therapy is a profession as diverse, unlimited and creative as the people it serves. As an occupational therapist, you’ll use the “occupations” of work and productive activities, play, leisure, social participation and self-care to reduce impairment and teach skills to clients who have physical, developmental, emotional or mental health disabilities across the lifespan. Learn more

BS Occupational Studies

Occupational Studies student wears goggles that simulate visual impairment while finding a library book.You’ve decided you enjoy working with persons with disabilities either through direct care or administrative service. Not quite sure which is the best career path? This program offers you the chance to pursue a variety of career options. A flexible educational path, combined with a blend of elective courses, and you’ll be prepared to work in different health and human service settings. Learn more

Certificate in Assistive Technology & Accessible Design (Graduate)

Person using a refreshable braille machine with a computerThe Certificate in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design will prepare you to meet the diverse and adaptive needs of a career in the field of assistive technology and accessible design. Completion of the certificate will help you prepare to sit for state and national certification examinations, such as for an Assistive Technology Specialist, Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist and Low Vision Specialist. Learn more

Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation

Three men in wheelchairs participate in the adaptive sport of archery.Therapeutic Recreation, also known as recreation therapy, is a unique profession that uses recreation and activity-based interventions to help improve people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual and leisure functioning to enjoy life more fully. The certificate helps you meet the academic coursework eligibility requirements to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Learn more

Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care (Graduate)

A young boy looking out a windowThe Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care is a multidisciplinary program that integrates knowledge from the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The primary goal of the program is to train graduate students from the helping professions in specialized knowledge and skills related to psychological trauma. Learn more

Faculty & Staff


Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

We provide an inclusive, interdisciplinary research and educational environment for contemporary professionals and scientists who will lead and contribute to a productive and healthy society.

Vision

We envision improving health, well-being and participation of persons in an inclusive and supportive society.

Values

We value integrity in all that we do, collaboration to achieve excellence, diversity of thought, perspective and culture, and accessibility to promote optimal engagement.