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

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 (ATAD) follows a model of prerequisite disability and technology basic knowledge, survey of the fields, assessment, intervention and leadership. You will work under the direction of a faculty member to complete a capstone project, which, by design, is potentially publishable. Learn more

Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation

Three men in wheelchairs participate in the adaptive sport of archery.Therapeutic Recreation 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 Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, also known as a Recreation Therapist, assists clients to develop skills, knowledge and behaviors for daily living and community involvement. Learn more

Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care (Graduate)

A young boy looking out a windowThe Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care exposes graduate students in several helping professions to the theory and practice of trauma-related service delivery. The primary goal of the program is to train students in specialized knowledge and skills related to psychological trauma. Learn more

Faculty & Staff

Mission, Vision & Values


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.


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


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