Programs

PhD Health Sciences

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

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Moerchen and DPT students in the Pediatric Neuromotor Laboratory.

There’s nothing more rewarding than helping people improve movement and feel better, whether you’re working with a toddler who has a motor delay or an elderly client recovering from a surgery. Our goal is to develop practitioners, researchers and educators who will be leaders in the profession of physical therapy across the lifespan. Learn more

MS Athletic Training

Athletic training students monitoring an exercise routine.

Athletic trainers (AT’s) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. This program prepares students to become a credentialed Athletic Trainer. 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

Accelerated BS Kinesiology/MS Athletic Training

Athletic training students monitoring an exercise routine.

With the accelerated BS Kinesiology/MS Athletic Training you will complete three years as an undergraduate student, then begin the MS Athletic Training program as a graduate student. At the end of your fourth year (your first year in MSAT), your BS Kinesiology degree will be granted. After year two as a graduate student, you will earn your MS Athletic Training degree. Learn more

BS Occupational Science & Technology (formerly Occupational Studies)

Occupational Science & Technology 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)

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The 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)

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The 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

Mission, Vision & Values

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.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff