Through the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and the Department of Physical Therapy, the School of Health Professions delivers the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to serve in the health care professions. SHP also offers current health care professionals the opportunity to further their career development.
Careers as either a physician assistant or a physical therapist are among the most rewarding and in-demand of all the health care professions. Individuals serving in these positions have challenging and satisfying careers while enjoying considerable flexibility in their choice of practice and working conditions. Classes in both the PT and PA programs include experiences designed to prepare students to be contributing members of an interprofessional health care team.
The Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching. This innovative online program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and tools needed to effectively address health behaviors and become a credentialed health and wellness coach with a specialization in lifestyle medicine. The foundational competencies covered will complement other HSC health professions programs as well as help those pursuing careers in the rewarding and growing field of health and wellness coaching.