About the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
Accredited programs in applied medicine and rehabilitation educate and prepare students to be professionals in the rapidly expanding health care professions. The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a bachelor of science degree in Applied Medicine. The Applied Medicine concentration is intended to prepare students for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other advanced professional programs. The Department also offers a minor in massage therapy for students seeking to complement their work in rehabilitation services or to become a licensed Massage Therapists.
The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation offers four professional allied health care programs: Occupational Therapy Program (OT), Physician Assistant Program (PA), Physical Therapy Program (DPT), and a Post-Professional Athletic Training Program ( DAT). Starting in May 2021, a Professional Athletic Training Program (MAT) will commence.
The mission of the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation is to provide excellence in interprofessional preparation / practice of collaborative healthcare and wellness. The department supports the development of productive citizens through mentorship in the quest for new knowledge and research, community engagement, clinical experience, service learning, and progressive comprehensive health care.