The Department of Advanced Practice Nursing offers a master's degree program with concentrations for Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator along with post-master's certificate options. Post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice plans to expand the program for nurse educators and nurse executive leaders are anticipated in Fall 2013.
The departmental programs focus on health promotion, individual and population health-related behavior changes as well as on the prevention of chronic and communicable illnesses, injuries, and accidents. The ultimate goal of all the programs in the department is to improve quality of life for both individuals and communities.
The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation contains an accredited entry-level (BS) and accredited MS degree Athletic Training education program. Athletic Training Clinical Education involves experiential learning and community engagement and includes active participation and problem solving by the student. The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation provides high quality health care to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on campus through the division of Athletic Training Services. The Physician Assistant program was launched Spring 2011 and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will be opening soon. The first class of the newly approved Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is anticipated in 2013.
The Department of Baccalaureate Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing for students entering without RN or LPN licensure. An accelerated option for individuals with a previous non-nursing bachelor's or master's degree began Summer 2011.
The Department of Baccalaureate Nursing Completion offers a track for licensed practical nurses (LPN-BS) and a track for registered nurses (RN-BS) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing.
The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport offers undergraduate degrees in Teacher Education and Exercise Science. Coursework for Bachelor of Science degrees in Physical Education prepare students for careers in educational settings while the Exercise Science curriculum is designed for students interested in careers such as fitness specialists, exercise physiologists, fitness center managers and geriatric fitness specialists. Concentrations in Recreation Management & youth leadership, Sport management, and Recreation Therapy are also offered.
The Department of Social Work provides a Bachelor of Social Work
(BSW) education grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation in order to
prepare competent social work generalist practitioners and to prepare
students for graduate education.