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Master of Science in Health Professions

Program Tracks

The Master of Science in Health Professions Program has four tracks through which you can obtain a master's degree. These tracks include:

 

Occupational Therapy
The program is designed to allow already licensed OTs and OTAs with a bachelor's degree to obtain a master's degree.

Physical Therapy
The program is designed to allow already licensed PTs and PTAs with a bachelor's degree to obtain a master's degree.

Physician Assistant Studies
The program is designed to allow already licensed PAs and OTAs with a bachelor's degree to acquire a master's degree.

Respiratory Care
The program is designed to allow already registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) with a bachelor's degree to acquire a master's degree in one of the two specialty areas of management and education.

Curricular Plan

The Master of Science in Health Professions Program requires 15 hours of core courses and 20 hours of guided applied practice.

Core Credits (3 credits each)

  • MSHP 5301 Medical Ethics (Offered in Summer)
  • MSHP 5302 Scientific Writing (Offered in Spring)
  • MSHP 5303 Health Care Policy (Offered in Fall)
  • MSHP 5304 Thesis or Capstone Project I
  • MSHP 5305 Thesis or Capstone Project II (Enrollment in final semester)

Guided Practicum (5 credits each)

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant

  • MSHP 5501 Advanced Applied Practice - Education
  • MSHP 5502 Advanced Applied Practice - Management
  • MSHP 5503 Advanced Applied Practice - Research
  • MSHP 5504 Advanced Applied Practice - Clinical Practice

Respiratory Care

Education Track

  • MSHP 5520 Developing Course Materials
  • MSHP 5521 Technology in the Classroom
  • MSHP 5522 Laboratory and Clinical Education
  • MSHP 5523 Clinical Simulation Technology

Management Track

  • MSHP 5510 Leadership and Human Resources
  • MSHP 5511 Health Information Management
  • MSHP 5512 Health Care Finance
  • MSHP 5513 Quality Assurance, Risk Management